Use the Guest Customization wizard to save guest operating system settings in a specification that you can apply to virtual machines in your inventory.

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In the vSphere Client, select View > Management > Customization Specifications Manager.

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Click New.

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In the Guest Customization wizard, select Linux from the Target Virtual Machine OS menu.

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Under Customization Specification Information, enter a name for the specification and an optional description and click Next.

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Specify a host name to identify the guest operating system on the network.

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Enter the Domain Name for the computer and click Next.

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Select the time zone for the virtual machine and click Next.

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Select the type of network settings to apply to the guest operating system and click Next:

Typical settings allow vCenter Server to configure all network interfaces from a DHCP server.

Custom settings require you to manually configure the network interface settings.

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Enter DNS and domain settings.

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Click Finish to save your changes.

The custom specification you created is listed in the Customization Specification Manager, and can be used to customize virtual machine guest operating systems.