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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Installing and customizing a guest operating system

Once the virtual machine is created, the next step will be to install the guest operating system on the virtual machine. But when you deployed a virtual machine from the template or a clone from an existing virtual machine, you can customize the guest operating system of the virtual machine to avoid conflicts. Conflicts may happen when identical virtual machines are deployed either via the template or clone.

Getting ready

Connect to your VMware vCenter Server using the vSphere Web Client. Browse to your virtual machine in the vSphere Web Client.

How to do it..

We'll demonstrate a step-by-step procedure to configure, install, and customize the guest operating system of the virtual machine. The steps ...

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