vmware installation and configuration on physical server

I have been given following:

Physical windows server 2012R2 there  are 20 servers in different environments in one AD domain. environments like production, development, disaster recovery, QA and TESTING.

I have also been given no. of users connecting, vcpu parameters, hard drive requirement, C and D drive to be created with necessary figures

I have been asked to create vm image on one machine and have it configured in same way on other 20 servers.

can u suggest some tips or links.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Follow my EE Articles...

Part 7: HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server

Part 8: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server

and then, once you have created the VM, apply all Security Patches.

Sysprep the OS, and select Generalise and Shutdown, and then use vCenter Server, do you have vCenter Server, to create a Template (Right Click the VM) and select Convert to Template.

Then Right Click Template and Select Deploy from Template, (20 times!).

Done...
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pramod1Author Commented:
Can u suggest some articles on sysprep
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes,

cd \windows\system32\sysprep

type

sysprep

select Generalize Tick Box - Shutdown

Your done!

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-GB/library/hh824938.aspx
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pramod1Author Commented:
thanks for excellent articles. I have one question

since there are 20 other servers , there might be some different hard disk . memory changes  what I mean some customization, so can I still go with sysprep and deploy and then do customizations.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
since there are 20 other servers , there might be some different hard disk . memory changes  what I mean some customization, so can I still go with sysprep and deploy and then do customizations.

Yes, those changes are to hardware, it will not affect the OS!

So yes, still do Sysprep.
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