Clone VM to a Template

Clone VM to a Template

When Cloning a VM to Template and later we convert the template to a VM without selecting the Customization option, will this operation cause 2 VMs to have the same IP address ? in other words will it cause an issue ?


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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
Goodnight,

The VM you are trying to clone to template is Windows or Linux?

If it is a VM with Windows operating system, you can clone it to template, then convert it to VM, to execute the Sysprep with the option Generaliza marked, in order to prepare the operating system as if it were a new installation and remove the identifier from the VM that you have as a base.

Of course it can cause IP conflict problems, since you will have two VMs with identical IP addresses, the only way that does not cause problems is that you turn off one VM and turn on the other.

I remain attentive to your comments,
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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
Goodnight,

Or to the VM that you are transforming from template to VM, you can assign another IP address to avoid addressing conflict.
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Ajay ChananaMCSE-2003/08|RHCSA| VCP5/6 |vExpert2018Commented:
Is any chance do you already have IP address assigned to template > 

Ideally creating VM from template should not conflict.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Clone VM to a Template

When Cloning a VM to Template and later we convert the template to a VM without selecting the Customization option, will this operation cause 2 VMs to have the same IP address ? in other words will it cause an issue ?


Thank you

Yes, because the VM will be the same as the original. But it depends if you have hard coded, e.g. statically assigned an IP Address in the VM.

If you have left to Obtain an IP Address..... it will obtain a new IP Address, based in it's MAC Address (which is what changes, as part of CLONE).

but if you have assigned a static IP Address to the network settings it will still remain.
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