Clone a prod server for testing

Could I encounter any issues if I just clone a VM and give the new VM a different name and IP address? I want to get a copy of a production server so I can test on it and have them run in parallel.

Alan DalaITAsked:
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
It may depend on the kind of services it gives.
- Does it run Exchange?
- What else?
Alan DalaITAuthor Commented:
No AD, no exchange. SQL and CRM.

Maidine FouadEngineerCommented:
You will encounter a lot of issues..., its not a simple Ip and name change...

Sql does not like to change its name !!!
Alan DalaITAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your responses! I was able to get this to work but it was not easy...

CRM doesn't play nice when coming to SQL instance name changes. It took me a while to make all the necessary changes in order to make it work.
Maidine FouadEngineerCommented:
can you tell us what you did in order to make it work ?

perhaps other users may want to do this as well ? that would be great

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