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Implementing VMware vCenter Server by Konstantin Kuminsky

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Chapter 3. Virtual Machine Management

This chapter focuses on managing virtual machines in vCenter. We will discuss the process of creating new VMs and cloning existing VMs as well as working with templates.

We will also talk about time synchronization challenges for the VM's operating system. Finally, we will discuss VM snapshots, why they can be helpful and also dangerous, and how to use them properly.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating a new virtual machine (VM)
  • Installing VMware Tools
  • Time synchronization
  • Cloning existing VMs
  • Deploying a VM from a template and template best practices
  • Importing/exporting OVF templates
  • Snapshots

Creating a new VM

A virtual machine in VMware is a set of files stored on supported storage devices. Any virtual machine ...

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