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VMware VI3 Implementation and Administration by Eric Siebert

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Chapter 6. Populating Your Virtual Environment

Now that you’ve installed, configured, and secured your virtual environment, it’s time to start populating it with VMs. In many cases, you will want to convert your current physical servers to VMs instead of creating new VMs and then migrating applications and data to them. This is possible using a process called P2V (physical to virtual) migration, which will allow you to quickly and easily move your physical servers into your virtual environment. In addition, you can use some time-saving methods to quickly create new VMs using templates and ISO files. In this chapter, we cover everything you need to know to start populating your environment and some best practices that you can use for creating ...

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