Chapter 6 Creating Virtual Machines

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Use the New-VM Cmdlet
  • Creating a New Virtual Machine
  • Cloning a Virtual Machine
  • Deploying from a Template
  • Registering a Virtual Machine
  • Perform a Mass Deployment
  • Preparing for Mass Deployment
  • Running the Deployment Synchronous or Asynchronous
  • Postbuild Configuration and Validation
  • Maintain VMware Tools
  • Windows Silent Install
  • Linux Silent Install
  • Updating VMware Tools
  • Automatically Updating VMware Tools

So, the vSphere environment is ready. The hosts are loaded, storage is provisioned, and vCenter Server is ready to go. Now it’s time to create some virtual machines. This chapter focuses on creating virtual machines, starting with basic background on the PowerCLI ...

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