Vmware View 4.5 deploy  Windows 7

Posted on 2011-05-06
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I am trying to deploy a pool of Windows 7 VD.   I created the master image and then i got a snapshot.  
i also created a customization specification
Then i tried to deploy a pool of Windows 7 VD with the use of the master image (snapshot) and the above customization
Unfortunately after a while i found out that my VD deployment stopped at the first step of installing a windows 2007
I found out that guide :
but i cant understand steps 64,65,66.   Let me explain my self :
when you try to deploy a VD pool (view 4.5) you must provide a master image which can't be a template
It has to be a VM and also specify the appropriate snapshot.


Pls can you make it clear to me in order to deploy a pool of Windows 7 VD ?

thanks in advance
Question by:bstdbit
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The best quide to following on the internet for deployment of VMware View 4.5, (you may want to considcer 4.6 now is)

Installing & Configuring VMware View 4.5 Part 1


available in 10 parts.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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You create a standard WIndows 7 Golden Master image, and then you create a Snapshot of the Virtual Machine using Snapshot Manager.

This is in Part 3 of the Installing and Configuring VMware View 4.5: Part 3 – Configuring Linked Clones


This is an easy walkthough to follow.

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thank you for you fast response, but....
i' ve already read this article and that is exactly how i tried to deploy my windows 7 VD pool

unfortunately smth is wrong with my customization specification and prevents the deployment
to be more specific stops windows 7 deployment at the beginning of the OS installation

any ideas ?

thanks in advance
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can you manually deploy the Windows 7 VM?

this Windows 7 VM is not a clone of a clone of a clone?

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the parent VM is created from the scratch

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can you deploy the custom specification manually?
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So you are trying to use Guest Customizations within the VMware View Administrator Guest Customization area?

and not QuickPrep?
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What Guest Customization are you trying to apply?

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i am using a customization specification (Sysprep)


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and to be more specific that is the way i also deploy windows xp pool
except that for windows xp you have to store sysprep inside vcenter because it doesn't exist
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Have you tried Quickprep just to confirm your Build is okay?

and what specific Guest Customization are you try to apply?

e.g. name, IP addresss?
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are you using vSphere 4.1?

also can you deploy the Windows 7 clone cllients normally with the Customizaion Specification in vCenter?
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does your Customization Specification include joining the AD domain.

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