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  • 1.  Make VM copy for Testing

    Posted Nov 17, 2022 10:21 PM

    Hi all,

    vmware vsphere esxi 6.0 without vcenter

    I have a vm1 ( production VM)) in workgroup which uses an web api to access another BBD vm2 (production VM)
    A user asked me to make a copy of this vm1 for him to test on, so as not to install everything
    the system and other tools.
    this copy of vm1 will be integrated into the vmware workstation that is installed on his workstation.

    I thought of making a copy with WinSCP, or copying the vm1 folder directly from the datastore or even doing an export of the vm.
    My problem is that this copy of vm will be same as original on all SID since it is windows server vm. So I will have two identical VMs with the same SID, for the rest I have to change the hostname and the TCP/ip parameters.
    Ultimately it will be a test or pre-production vm.
    how to succeed this operation so that there is no conflict, knowing that I do not have the vcenter

    Thanks



  • 2.  RE: Make VM copy for Testing



  • 3.  RE: Make VM copy for Testing

    Posted Nov 18, 2022 10:29 AM

    HI leka85

    Microsoft does not support using NewSID to change a SID



  • 4.  RE: Make VM copy for Testing
    Best Answer

    Posted Nov 18, 2022 11:19 AM

    have you tried to use sysprep?



  • 5.  RE: Make VM copy for Testing

    Posted Nov 18, 2022 03:17 PM

    Ok

    Good leka85



  • 6.  RE: Make VM copy for Testing

    Posted Nov 18, 2022 11:43 AM

    Make a copy of VM. Post that disable the NIC and do the sysrep on the cloned VM. Your Data / application will remain the same. SID will get changed and you can use the same as an Test / Secondary VM. After that enable the NIC.



  • 7.  RE: Make VM copy for Testing

    Posted Nov 18, 2022 03:17 PM

    All thanks Sureshraja