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Duplicate IP issues with Linux and virtual machine cloning.

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TL;DR – Some modern Linux distributions use a newer method of identification which, when combined with DHCP can result in duplicate IP addresses when cloning VMs, even when the VMs have unique MAC addresses. To resolve, do the following ( remove file, run the systemd-machine-id-setup command, reboot): # rm /etc/machine-id # systemd-machine-id-setup # reboot When […]

Work around for bios.hddOrder when creating an OVF/OVA template.

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When changing SCSI devices in an ESX based VM, it’s easy to screw up the ability to boot.  The simple fix is to add bios.hddOrder = “scsi0:0” to the end of the .vmx file.  This has always worked for me.  The problem with this solution is that any OVF/OVA that is created from the VM […]