I cloned a RHEL8.5 VM in a VMWare environment, and named it al8.
Before powering up the new VM, I disconnect the VNIC, power it up, and change its identity and IP etc, power-off, re-connect VNIC then power up again - I then run the alma-deploy script to migrate it from RedHat to AlmaLinux, script runs with out errors.
All seems to work fine, but the VMWare console is unresponsive when first coming up. I get the login prompt, but any input is completely ignored, after 30 seconds or so it starts to work, I login, but within seconds, the VMWare web console disconnects me.
At this point I can ssh in without issue.
After a certain amount of time, maybe 5mins, I try again and it all works fine, and seems stable, but after a reboot, the cycle starts over.
I have clone like this successfully many times with CentOS6/7/8 and RedHat 5/7/8 for years without a glitch, and have never seen this behavior before, and the RedHat VM it was cloned from doesn’t exhibit this.
There is some text output on the console
Not sure if anyone else has seen this, and what could be causing it.
vSphere Client version 7.0.2.00400
Guest OS: Other 4.x or later Linux (64-bit)
Compatibility: ESXi 6.5 and later (VM version 13)
VMware Tools: Running, version:11333 (Guest Managed)