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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Deploying virtual machines

A virtual machine can be deployed in multiple ways, such as creating a new virtual machine, deploying a virtual machine from the template, or clone an existing virtual machine. Creating a new virtual machine involves a lot of manual tasks such as creating a new virtual machine with memory, CPU, and disk configuration followed by guest OS installation, configuration, and application installation. It will be a bit of a time consuming task as compared to other deployment methods. Deploying a virtual machine from the template is suitable for mass deployment for quicker provisioning of virtual machine. Templates are also referred to as a golden image, which is nothing but a preconfigured virtual machine with guest OS and ...

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