(k) Applicants for and holders of operating licenses are not required to requalify electric equipment important to safety in accordance with the provisions of this section if the Commission has previously required qualification of that equipment in accordance with "Guidelines for Evaluating Environmental Qualification of Class 1E Electrical Equipment in Operating Reactors," November 1979 (DOR Guidelines), or NUREG-0588 (For Comment version), "Interim Staff Position on Environmental Qualification of Safety-Related Electrical Equipment."
Cloning can present a much bigger problem. One alternative mechanism for provisioning is to copy the mdf file onto each machine and attach it on each server. One can, of course run a backup from the database you want to copy, and restore it to each clone. Both these techniques are slow, end up with a mass of data being moved around the network and use a lot of disk space. It can also leave more complications for security due to the file permissions that are necessary. The editor tells me that Simple Talk is due to publish an article by Grant Fritchey that tells you how to do this.