What data fields must be changed..for a copied VM?


Dec 8, 2017
What OS/VM data fields must be changed..when you copy VM 'A' files to VM 'B'?
(By files..I mean: 1) The .qcow2 image file and 2) the VM's configuration .conf file)

I already understand that the following fields should be changed:
VM MAC address, VM IP address,
VM hostname, VM smbios1 field.

Also, should a Windows7 OS UUID field be re-generated?


Brett R
Be also sure that the copied configuration is referencing to the new backing qcow2 file, then you should be good.

Oh, you could always just do a "Full clone" (through API, CLI tools or in the Web GUI, select a VM and check the "More" Menu on the right side of the screen below the "Create ..." buttons.), which would handle this stuff automatically for you.


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