We have a Windows Hyper-V cluster (Server 2008 R2 Enterprise) that supports a MS Dynamics Axapta installation (AOS and SQL servers), as well as an enterprise portal server which is presented to our clients for access to the inventory database in Axapta.
We are currently in development doing some custom work on the enterprise portal server. I would like to create a test environment (preferably within our existing cluster) to push the development sprints to for QA as we go through the process.
I have little experience with much of the cluster's capabilities (I assisted in setup, and am now the admin, but am learning as I go).
Is it possible to create a copy/clone of the virtual machine that houses the enterprise portal? This server would be housed in the same cluster, and would need to be attached to the domain as well (it will connect to the Axapta Dev environment, which I already have working).
If this is possible (everything I read says it is), what are the potential pitfalls? I had some preliminary discussions with an outside consultant, but was given some vague warnings about there being potential issues when you prepare the production server for cloning. We have yet to get into specifics.
Any assistance would be appreciated!