Clone a PAM Server Instance on VMware, AWS, or Azure

This content describes how to clone a server instance on VMWare, AWS, or Azure.
This content describes how to clone a PAM server instance. Failure to follow these procedures can cause conflicts between the clone and the original server upon which it was based.
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Clone a VMware PAM Server Instance
Use this procedure to clone a VMware PAM server instance.
Follow these steps:
  1. If the donor server instance is part of a cluster, remove it from the cluster until all cloning operations are completed.
    Failure to remove the donor server instance from the cluster can cause the new clone to replicate on behalf of the original the first time it is started. This issue can result in clustering errors (for instance, when the original server instance is started back up again),
  2. After the donor server instance has been removed from any cluster, shut down PAM on that server instance to avoid a live snapshot becoming the source of a clone. Leave the server shut down until new IP addresses have been assigned to the clone, so that they do not clash with each other.
  3. Use the standard VMware procedure to clone the donor server instance to a new one. Assign
    new
    MAC addresses to the network interfaces in the process.
  4. Verify that the donor server instance is still shut down then start the clone server instance.
  5. Assign a new host name and IP addresses to the clone.
  6. Once the clone server instance has been restarted with a new IP address, start the donor server instance back up and rejoin it to a cluster if desired.
Clone an AWS PAM Server Instance
Use this procedure to clone an AWS PAM server instance.
Follow these steps
  1. If the donor server instance is part of a cluster, remove it from the cluster until all cloning operations are completed.
    Failure to remove the donor server instance from the cluster can cause the new clone to replicate on behalf of the original the first time it is started. This problem can result in clustering errors (for instance, when the original server instance is started back up again),
  2. After the donor server instance has been removed from any cluster, shut down PAM on that server instance to avoid a live snapshot becoming the source of a clone. Leave PAM shut down until new IP addresses have been assigned to the clone, so that they do not clash with each other.
  3. Use the AWS Management Console to create an instance from the original donor server instance.
  4. Once the cloned server instance is ready, start it up.
  5. Restart the donor instance and rejoin it to a cluster, if appropriate.
Clone an Azure PAM Server Instance
Azure does not support cloning as such. Instead, you convert an instance to a template and then use that template as the basis for new instances.
When you convert an instance to a template, verify that you first remove it from a cluster if it belongs to one.