VMware vCenter Cloning Windows 2008 r2 Server with Mulitiple IP Addresses on two Adapters
Posted on 2012-04-05
I need to clone or move a Windows 2008 r2 Server from one ESXi4.1 host to another ESXi5.0 Host. I have done this with other machines successfully; however, this particular machine has multiple IP Addresses on it. It has 4 public IP Addresses on one adapter and 1 IP Address on the other adapter.
So 2 adapters and 5 IP Addresses total.
So, I shutdown the VM and then use vCenter to clone the machine from its ESXi4.1 host to its new ESXi5 host. This has worked on other machines, but it's not working on this machine. Note: once the clone is sucessful, I will not need the original machine. I'm only keeping it for fall back reasons in case the cloned/moved machine does not work. So I'm not doing any SID changing. So, when I bring up the cloned VM it loses all of its manual IP Address settings and brings up a 169.x.x.x IP Address, the good old defalut IP Address that we've all seen.
Is there something I can do to preserve the original IP Addresses without having to input them manually? I have aboout 10 machines configured this way, so I'd rather not have to input the IP Addresses manually. Anyone out there know about cloning with multiple IP Addresses?