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VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials

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VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (20 chapters)
VMware vSphere Essentials
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Chapter 3. Creating Virtual Machines

In the previous chapter, we discussed about vCenter Server and how it acts as the centralized management console for the vSphere environment. It is established that vCenter is used to manage multiple ESXi hosts and virtual machines from a centralized location. It is accessed using the vSphere legacy client or vSphere Web Client.

In this chapter, we will cover basic operations with a virtual machine, such as creation, provisioning, guest operating system installation, and creating clones/templates. This chapter will cover the following topics and act as a step by step guide to perform the listed operations with virtual machines:

  • Overview of virtual machines

  • Creating a virtual machine

  • Creating a virtual machine using an OVF template

  • Thick and Thin Provisioning of virtual disks

  • Installing a guest operating system

  • Creating templates and clones