Before vCloud Director can perform guest customization on virtual machines with certain Windows guest operating systems, you must create a Microsoft Sysprep deployment package on each cloud cell in your installation.

During installation, vCloud Director places some files in the sysprep folder on the vCloud Director server host. Do not overwrite these files when you create the Sysprep package.

Access to the Sysprep binary files for Windows 2000, Windows 2003 (32- and 64-bit), and Windows XP (32- and 64-bit).

1

Copy the Sysprep binary files for each operating system to a convenient location on a vCloud Director server host.

Each operating system requires its own folder.

Note

Folder names are case-sensitive.

Guest OS

Copy Destination

Windows 2000

SysprepBinariesDirectory

/win2000

Windows 2003 (32-bit)

SysprepBinariesDirectory

/win2k3

Windows 2003 (64-bit)

SysprepBinariesDirectory

/win2k3_64

Windows XP (32-bit)

SysprepBinariesDirectory

/winxp

Windows XP (64-bit)

SysprepBinariesDirectory

/winxp_64

SysprepBinariesDirectory represents a location you choose to which to copy the binaries.

2

Run the /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/deploymentPackageCreator/createSysprepPackage.sh SysprepBinariesDirectory command.

For example, /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/deploymentPackageCreator/createSysprepPackage.sh /root/MySysprepFiles.

3

Use the service vmware-vcd restart command to restart the cloud cell.

4

If you have multiple cloud cells, copy the package and properties file to all cloud cells.

scp /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/guestcustomization/vcloud_sysprep.properties 
/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/guestcustomization/windows_deployment_package_sysprep.cab 
root@next_cell_IP:/opt/vmware/vcloud-director/guestcustomization
5

Restart each cloud cell to which you copy the files.