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PART II: Managing the Virtual Machine Li... > Chapter 6: Using Templates and Custo...

Chapter 6

Using Templates and Customization Specifications

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Use Customization Specifications
    • Creating Customization Specifications
    • Managing Customization Specifications
    • Using Customization Specifications
  • Use Templates
    • Creating Templates
    • Deploying Guests from Templates
    • Maintaining Templates

Creating new virtual machines (VMs) is a large part of any virtualization administrator’s job. With the perceived ease of deployment, we are often asked to meet deployment schedules that aren’t possible in the physical world. To meet the demands levied upon us, we have to utilize the full toolkit at our disposal. When it comes to deploying virtual machines, the tools provided are templates and customization specifications. Their use is a key part of any administrator’s game. In this chapter, we’ll cover creating templates, creating customization specifications, deploying guests, and maintaining templates over the long term.


  

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