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Maximum vSphere™: Tips, How-Tos, and Best Practices for Working with VMware vSphere™ 4 by Simon Seagrave, Eric Siebert

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13. Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines

Virtual machines (VMs) in vSphere are different from the previous VI3 release, and there are many changes that you need to be aware of when creating them. It’s very easy to create a VM in vSphere using the default settings, but there are many configuration options and virtual hardware choices that you can change that can make a huge impact on how your VM functions. Making the wrong choices can degrade your VM’s performance and cause it to not function properly, which can affect the applications running on it. In this chapter, we will cover the various options and settings that you will need to consider when creating a VM to help ensure that you make the right choices.

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