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Defect report: cloning ready-for-easy-install machines


I’m not sure if this is the place for this if you want to report a bug and you are not the owner of the licenses but you are working for someone who owns the license and provides you access to the workstations.

 

These are the steps to reproduce the defect:

Create a VM (in my case XP) and configure it to use Easy Install. Don’t power it.

     * At this point a floppy autoinstall image is created in a temp directory and attached to the VM

Clone the VM

Start the original one, let it install

     * At some point through the installation, the floppy is removed

Start the cloned one. It doesn’t lunch Easy Install because the workstation didn’t generate a specific easy install floppy for this vm.

 

Another defect:

Create a VM (in my case XP) and configure it to use Easy Install. Don’t power it.

     * At this point a floppy autoinstall image is created in a temp directory and attached to the VM

Clone the VM

Start both at once

Again, since the workstation didn’t generate a specific easy install floppy for the cloned vm, the cloned vm shows an error on trying to access one of its virtual devices as it’s in use

 

Hope the VMWare guys take a look at this

Kind regards.




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