Cloning VM in VMWare Server

  • cp -r oldDir NewDir
  • Replace HD filename
  [root@n2 SimpleGrid]# for file in MalariaMap.*; do ext=`echo $file | awk -F . '{print $2}'`; mv $file SimpleGrid.$ext; done
  [root@n2 SimpleGrid]# for file in *-*.vmdk ; do ext=`echo $file | awk -F - '{print $2}'`; mv MalariaMap-$ext SimpleGrid-$ext; done
  • Replace all occurences in .vmx , .vmdk (and maybe .vmxf)
  :%s/MalariaMap/SimpleGrid/g (vi shortcut to replace all)
  • Just say VM is copied and it will change uuids and mac address (use uuidgen to generate unique IDs if needed)
  • Update /etc/resolv.conf
  search cigi.uiuc.edu
  search atlas.uiuc.edu
  nameserver 130.126.2.131

Ubuntu Networking:

Change /etc/hosts, /etc/hostnane, /etc/network/interface as needed

RedHat Variants

  • You can also try to run command system-config-network-tui
  • Update /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 , /etc/hosts
  [cigi@simplegrid ~]$ cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (/etc/network/interface for Ubuntu)
    # Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE]
    DEVICE=eth0
    BOOTPROTO=static
    ONBOOT=yes
    HWADDR=00:0c:29:a3:6a:e3
    TYPE=Ethernet
    NETMASK=255.255.255.192
    IPADDR=130.126.3.70
    GATEWAY=130.126.3.65
    DNS1=130.126.2.131
    SEARCH=cigi.illinois.edu
  • Restart Networking /etc/init.d/network restart