Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a guest OS customization specification, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- Most of the time,…when working in a virtualized environment,…I don't want to have to go through the manual process…of creating a virtual machine.…Instead, I would rather just create…a copy of the virtual machine that is already running…in the environment,…or perhaps multiple copies.…There are two methods of doing this…within a vSphere environment.…Cloning, and templates.…Cloning creates a one off copy…of an already created virtual machine…with a few modifications,…and templates allows for me to create a…golden image of a virtual machine configuration…and operating system configuration,…and then create multiple virtual machines off of that image.…
The first step in either of these processes…used to create a GuestOS customization specification.…To do this, I'll go back to the home screen…and I'll select the customization specification manager.…I want to create a new customization specification.…I can create specifications for either Windows…or Linux systems.…In this case,…I'm going to do it for my Windows 2012 system.…
This course teaches the basics of installing, configuring, and maintaining vSphere 6, including installation of the ESXi hypervisor and vCenter Server using a pre-created environment called AutoLab. Following lab creation, Brandon Neill introduces the core components of vSphere (ESXi and vCenter) and shows how to configure storage and networking. Finally, he runs through some typical virtual-machine management tasks, such as creating a virtual machine manually vs. creating one with templates and clones, working with snapshots, and performing a vMotion migration.
- Recognize the purpose of the vCenter server in a lab environment.
- Identify the correct settings needed to create a virtual network.
- Explain how to correct a duplicate IP address issue.
- Understand the difference between iSCSI interfaces and virtual machine interfaces.
- Describe the steps in the process of cloning.
- Recall how to revert back to previous stages of a snapshot chain.