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VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration by Jonathan Medd, Arnim van Lieshout, Glenn Sizemore, Alan Renouf, Luc Dekens

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Chapter 5

Creating Virtual Machines

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Use the New-VM Cmdlet
    • Creating a New Virtual Machine
    • Cloning a Virtual Machine
    • Deploying from a Template
    • Registering a Virtual Machine
  • Use the SDK
  • Perform a Mass Deployment
    • Preparing for Mass Deployment
    • Running the DeploymentSynchronous or Asynchronous
    • Postconfiguration and Validatingthe New Virtual Machines
  • Identify Eye-Catchers for Auditing
    • Using Custom Attributes
    • Maintaining Custom Attributes
  • Maintain VMware Tools
    • Windows Silent Install
    • Linux Silent Install
    • Updating VMware Tools

So you’ve built your vSphere environment. The hosts are loaded, storage is provisioned, and vCenter Server is ready to go. Now it’s time to create some virtual machines. In this ...

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