Task1: Create a VM template
For this, we need to be in the correct place.
Once in here I need to create a Template, in this it will be put into templates as shown below.
For this, we will the need to rename it as well.
And here it is we have a template of our VM.
Task 2: Create Customization Specifications
For this, we will then need to create a “custom spec”. In this, we will be using the specifications given to us. Customised slightly to use our own machines and own specifications. As seen below.
Task 3: Deploy a VM from a Template
Since we have premade the template we are now ready to create a new VM from it. For this there is a simple wizard to follow, As seen below.
Once we have done this, we need to go back and create another VM following the same steps. As seen below.
Here is where you will see some differences in the system, Becuase here is where I had an issue with the ESXi.
But as seen below, both VMs are powered on and are up and running.
Task 4: Clone a Powered-On VM
Here is where we need a running VM to create a clone while its turned on, or “hot”. So this will be a new clone, and it will be a “hot-clone.” Here we will use the guide to go through the guide adding in the suggested inputs. As seen below.
As you can see below, this was made and added to our list. But for this, it took about 6 hours to complete. It took up a good part of a day, so I suggest you allow for this.
And now the lab is finally complete after all of the issues I have had.