Reading Time: 3 minutes After cloning VMs that are running “recent” version of Ubuntu as Guest Operating System (OS) from VM template or a parent VM, the new VMs acquire the same DHCP IP addresses from the DHCP server, no matter if guest customization is applied or not… also if the two VMs have different MAC addressess. And doesn’t matter the type of hypervisor that you are using… but, of course, VMware has documented this issue in this article: Cloned VM acquires the same DHCP IP address towards guest customization process (KB 82229).