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Network Identity for a Clone
The Clone Virtual Machine Wizard creates a new MAC address for the cloned virtual machine. Other configuration information is identical to that of the parent virtual machine. For example, a machine's name and static IP address configuration are not altered by the Clone Virtual Machine Wizard.
To prevent conflict with static IP addressing, change the clone`s static IP before the clone connects to the network. Refer to Selecting IP Addresses on a Host-only Network or NAT Configuration for a discussion regarding static IP address configuration.