Repair cloud virtual machine cloning errors
Resolve the issue with Runtime Image Activation
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Date archived: November 29, 2016 | First published: February 20, 2012
A benefit of virtualization and virtual systems is that you can clone them to be reused in different environments. External data provisioning requirements such as network configurations like IP addresses can cause problems when cloning a virtual machine to use in a new environment. If the external data is not available during the process, the reconfiguration of the VM will likely incomplete. The authors offer a way to handle this problem, even without much knowledge of the application or without a form of activation scripting to help. Runtime Image Activation (RIA) is a prototype command-line interface that lets you orchestrate networking techniques to make sure your cloned VMs are appropriately configured.
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