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

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Creating and deploying virtual machines

In this recipe, we will create a virtual machine that will later be used as a template.

Getting ready

Creating a VM is straightforward. You can create a new virtual machine using an existing virtual hard disk, or you can create a machine with a blank virtual hard disk and then install the OS.

If you are creating a new VM from a blank VHD/VHDX disk, be prepared to link an ISO hosted in the VMM library or a CD/DVD drive with the OS media that is to be installed.

How to do it...

Carry out the following steps to create a virtual machine:

  1. In the VMM 2012 console in the bottom-left corner, click on the VMs and Services workspace.
  2. On the ribbon, click on Create Virtual Machine and then select Create Virtual Machine.

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