We use virtual labs extensively to create test environments. It works like a dream most of the time.
However we have a consistent problem with some of our servers. When they are 'cloned' into the virtual lab, they lose their static IPs and instead use DHCP.
It appears that the existing network cards are 'dropped' and new ones are created, which obviously do not hold the static IPs.
Its not a problem with the VLab proxy networking, all of that works fine.
It always happens to the same servers but we are yet to find the commonality between them.
We have vSphere 6.5 and Nimble storage.
I believe the problem is more related to VMware's handeling of the 'clone' but hoping you guys can help out.
We clone these servers a lot, so its a hassle to keep updating the static IPs.