When you clone a virtual machine that is running an End Point Operations Management agent that is collecting data, there are processes that you must complete related to data continuity to ensure data continuity.

Cloning a Virtual Machine to Delete the Original Virtual Machine

If you are cloning the virtual machine so that you can delete the original virtual machine, you need to verify that the original machine is deleted from thevCenter Server and from vRealize Operations Manager so that the new operating system to virtual machine relationship can be created.