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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

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Creating hardware, guest OS, application, and SQL profiles

Profiles are resources that are used to deploy VMs. For example, a SQL profile provides instructions for SQL Server instance deployment and customizations. An application profile provides instructions to install App-V applications.

Getting ready

You can create the following types of profiles in VMM to be used in a VM template:

Profile type

Purpose

Hardware

To configure hardware settings (for example, memory, network adapters, and DVD drives)

Guest OS

To configure common OS settings (for example, computer name, domain name, product key, and time zone)

Application

To provide directives for Server App-V, Web Deploy, and SQL Server data-tier (DACs) applications, and for running scripts ...

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