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NAT or host-only with ESXi 5

I want to setup an isolated test environment using NAT or host-only on ESXi 5. This test environment has 3 VM guests which connected to separate VSwitch, Static IP Configuration & hostname same as production servers (clone P2V). use of VSphere Client is slow and problem files transfer from production server to isolated VM guest. Is there a better way to do this?
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The best way to do this would be to get a laptop and setup a completely separate network just for testing.

Give it a subnet that is not the same as your production environment and plug your host and your laptop into the same switch. Change the IP on your laptop to be on the same subnet as your host and connect through VSphere.

If you put P2V of servers on the same subnet as the actual servers you are asking for all kinds of problems.
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is better not to change IP, because of application customization, all its linked.
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Below link is regarding USB device passthrough requirements and limitations, as well as steps to add a USB controller and a USB device. I tried to hook up my USB device portable HDD (NTFS format), not appear in vSphere Client, until realize that only work for FAT32 and ext32 format.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&externalId=1022290