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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 10. Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Creating a virtual machine
  • Creating a new hard disk for a virtual machine
  • Adding an existing hard disk to a virtual machine
  • Attaching RDM to a virtual machine
  • Mapping a virtual machine's vNIC to a different port group
  • Adding a new virtual network adapter to a virtual machine
  • Creating a virtual machine snapshot
  • Deleting a virtual machine snapshot
  • Reverting to a current virtual machine snapshot
  • Switching to an arbitrary virtual machine snapshot
  • Consolidating snapshots
  • Exporting a virtual machine

Introduction

A virtual machine emulates a physical machine with well-known hardware on which traditional operating systems such as Microsoft Windows and Linux can ...

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