Any issues cloning a VM install?

A month or two back, I downloaded and installed the distro as a VM on ESXi 6.7, once the installation was finished, I handed it off to a different team member to set up and configure. Now that the configuration is complete, we are wanting to create another VM with the exact same settings(Minus IP and hostname of course). Can I just clone this VM, rename, and re-IP? Are there any other gotchas that might prevent this from working correctly?

Thanks for your help!

The only thing I can think of is networking. If it’s on the same ESX host you are going to need the cloned VM to have new MAC addresses on your NIC. Just make sure you aren’t getting confused when it’s eth0 on your main but it turns into eth1 on the new VM.

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