Lead to a VM template with VMWare Workstation 8
Most of the times I need to setup VMs quickly on my workstation for swift POC’s. so rather than setting up a new VM manually from ground zero in order to save time I decided to create a couple of templates that will save me at least 20-30 minutes of initial setup an configuration.
Before thinking of creating a template. I thought I’d be able to create a virtual machine using the CLI but sadly neither vmrun purchase canada goose kensington parka sporting life online store . exe nor vmplayer. exe (both found in the installation directory of VMware workstation) did help.
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After the virtual machine is configured we need to prepare it at the operating system level before commencing with configuring it as a template for VMware Workstation 8. for that Microsoft provides its Windows Server 2008 with a tool called ‘SysPrep‘ and from what it sounds like obviously it means ‘System Preparation’ =).
1- Go to start -> run -> type sysprep
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3- Start the sysprep tool. the tool will simply reset the state of your OS to the initial state of installation including the GUID (computer’s globally unique identifier) and the MSID (Machine Security Identifier) whom both are unique especially in an Active Directory environment canada goose kensington parka sporting life online store . Once the tool launches configure it according to thereunder steps.
4- Press okay and let SysPrep do it’s magic.
5- When sysprep is done. it will shutdown the system.
Now that our virtual machine is prepared and ready canada goose kensington parka sporting life online store online shop . here comes the VMware Workstation part real canada goose annual sales . Now we can just modify the virtual machine’s properties to make it act as a template for cloning cheap canada goose kensington used . or we can do what is better and create a snapshot then create our clones from this snapshot.
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. everything that can be scripted is for sure better and efficient canada goose go on sales .
Modify the virtual machine properties to enable “Template Mode” this will help us when cloning the virtual machine to be detected as a template, canada goose mens lodge hoody for sale
Now for the result of our work canada goose brand coats store online . we’re going to create a clone from the snapshot which we’ve take earlier also using vmrun
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Go to to path of the new virtual machine and double click on it so that it would load into VMware Workstation 8 panel. and voila you have you new healthy virtual machine.
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