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Ubuntu Server remove MAC bind after VMWare Clone o Copy

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If you have a VMWare with Ubuntu and you clone or copy the VM, the network fails to work on the new VM.

The reason is that MAC address continues linked to the ethX interface and it has changed.

To reset the MAC address bind, you have to edit the file /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and comment the lines about ethX configuration with “#”.

Reboot and network will become alive.

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Written by Root

June 1, 2010 at 11:34

Posted in Linux, VMWare

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  1. Ok thanks will try. So this is the fastest way to spin up a bunch of Ubuntu machines on Hyper-v that you’ve found…similar to doing sysprep in Windows to strip out garbage, allowing copy/paste of .vhds?

    Lee Everest

    January 3, 2015 at 14:34


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