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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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Chapter 7. Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

The ESX or ESXi hosts are installed, vCenter Server is running, the networks are blinking, the SAN is carved, and the VMFS volumes are formatted ... let the virtualization begin! With the virtual infrastructure in place, you as the administrator must shift your attention to deploying the virtual machines.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Create a virtual machine

  • Install a guest operating system

  • Install VMware Tools

  • Manage and modify a virtual machine

  • Create templates and deploy virtual machines

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