Although it is relatively easy to make a clone of a virtual machine, the cloning process is less than intuitive. This article series shows you how to avoid disaster by creating a virtual machine clone in the proper way. The problem with cloning a virtual machine is that you can not have two identical computers on the same network. You can have machines that are almost identical, but they can not be 100% identical. The reason for this is that certain machine attributes are used as a means for identifying the machine on the network. Therefore, if you have two machines that are completely identical, then networking ceases to function. In case you are wondering, some of the things that have to be unique for each computer.
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