It has been brought to my attention that not everyone knows the power of a VMware custom specification. The custom spec will allow you to manage a bunch of different things. It can join your VM to a domain, configure networking, license, and even install or configure software. And the spec is able to be … Continue reading Configure VMs with a Custom Spec
I really do like templates. I can very easily create a working - and yet customized how I like - virtual machine in a very short amount of time And with no decisions or configuration to worry about. I did a Windows 2012 version here, (and a Win2K7 here and Win2K16 here) today I … Continue reading How to build a Windows 10 vSphere Template
This is a template outline I have used several times and am very happy with it. It should work great for you and if not then let me know. I did this with vSphere 6.0 U2a and Windows 2016. I also used the vSphere Web Client as you will see in the screenshots. I will … Continue reading How to build a Windows 2016 VMware Template
Hi everyone, I hope this finds everyone enjoying the weekend? And in particular after a nice week I hope. I had another week in the lab and taking it easy (not really so much) and it turned out a pretty good week. I do have another job now, and it starts on Monday so I … Continue reading Newsletter: April 16, 2016
Some time ago I had an issue where I needed to provide access to my boss into my lab. No big deal - just entitle him to a View pool. But it did not work. It ended up stuck forever in customizing when viewed from the View Admin. So of course that means test it … Continue reading Not able to deploy Windows 7 from vSphere Template successfully – damnit!
Hi there, This has been very painful and frustrating. So I am very happy I figured it out and can share it with you! I hope that this helps you avoid the fuss I had. Update, it has improved significantly as VMware has updated vSphere. Things to gather You will need the media - Centos … Continue reading How to create a Linux VMware Template
I really do like templates. I can very easily create a working - and yet customized how I like - virtual machine in a very short amount of time And with no decisions or configuration to worry about. I did a Windows 2012 version here, but today I am doing a new Win7 template … Continue reading How to build a Windows 7 VMware Template