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How to create CentOS 5.6 template on SCVMM 2008 R2 – Part 1
Posted in Virtual Machine Manager | 1 Comment | 7,841 views | 24/05/2011 00:52

Hello there!

Now it’s possible to use Linux VM templates on SCVMM 2008 R2 for quick deploys if you use “Set-LinuxVM”. We just need a clean Linux template for quick deploys.

Lets start with creating our Linux VM. Go to SCVMM and click “New Virtual Machine”.

Step 1: Choose “Create the new virtual machine with a blank virtual hard disk” and click “Next”.

Step 2: Give a name and description for your Virtual Machine and click “Next”.

Step 3: You should be careful about CPU, memory and network adapter. As an example, hardware profile should be:

vCPU: 1
Memory: 4096 MB
Disk: 20 GB
Network: Emulated

It’s very important to use 1 vCPU and emulated network adapter with your Linux VM template. I assign 4096 MB memory to virtual machine because usually I setup virtual machines with that memory value. If you usually setup VMs with 2048 MB memory, then give that! I assign 20 GB of disk space because I’ll split that into partitions for best performance. I’ll also use Logical Volume (LVM) to extend volumes with “Set-LinuxVM“.

Step 4: Next screen, choose “Place the virtual machine on a host”.

Step 5: Select a host and storage volume, then click “Next”.

Step 6: Choose Virtual Network for VM and click “Next”.

Step 7: Set additional properties and click “Next”.

Step 8: Click “Create” and finish this proccess.

After a minute, your VM will be up and ready for CentOS installation.
Insert a CentOS 5.6 x64 DVD in it and start reboot VM.

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May 29th, 2011

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