Vmware Guest Customization , VMtools and Best Practices
Posted on 2016-10-08
I have open another question about this not long about but since then have done more testing and worked with Vmware support but wanted to run my finding by everyone to make sure they are correct.
We are not using Guest Customization now but looking to do so. All of your Windowsr Templates are sysprepped, I found when deploying a VM with the customization it would not apply. I only got the custoin to apply after build a clean image that was not sysprepped.
This got me think Servers OS's are capped at 3 syspreps before you need to rearm them. I probablly makes more sense not to sysprep the template image but let the customization do this correct? Also even though I am runnin ESxi 6 update 1a VMtools 9.x the latest build out is 10.0.2. Does VMware recommend using the latest VMtools from their site regardless of the ESXi host version you are on (with in reason of course). If this is the case is there value in creating a central share that all host would pull from so all host would be deploying the same VMtools version?
I konw this is a lot of information so thank you in advance.