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Deploying virtual machines


We are running VSphere 4. At the moment, the process of creating new virtual machines is quite laborious.

I would like to look into using the Templates function of the console. Is this the best way? Are there any drawbacks?

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8/22/2022 - Mon

I always use templates!

On windows you have to use microsoft sysprep to get different machines. For linux machines you can simply create from template.

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Luciano Patrão


You only need the sysprep if you want to use Guest Customization. I never use.

I create a new VM, then inside of the VM I change the machine name, IP etc.


sysprep helps you to distinguish one virtual windows machine from the other, this is important for WSUS updates, as well network sharing permissions.

If you don't need that, well no need to sysprep ;-)
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