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Mastering VMware vSphere 6 by Josh Atwell, Grant Orchard, Scott Lowe, Nick Marshall

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Chapter 9 Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

The VMware ESXi hosts are installed, vCenter Server is running, the networks are blinking, the storage is carved, and the VMFS volumes are formatted. Let the virtualization begin! With the virtual infrastructure in place, you as the administrator must shift your attention to deploying the virtual machines.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Create a virtual machine
  • Install a guest operating system
  • Install VMware Tools
  • Manage virtual machines
  • Modify virtual machines

Understanding Virtual Machines

It is common for IT professionals to refer to a Windows or Linux system running on an ESXi host as a virtual machine (VM). Strictly speaking, this term is not 100 percent accurate. Just as a physical ...

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