I am lost as I am reading whole bunch of ways to do this. I don't want to go through activating Sharepoint and windows.
Current Production SP farm on VM (2 WFE, 1 App/index/CA server, 1 SQL).
What are the best approach to create Test instance based on production? Should I have VM guy clone 1 WFE and the App Server? or have him clone all 3 (only 1 wfe for test) servers? I tried this method and failed because I could not run the configuration from central admin and sql info was grayed out and was pointing to the production sql.