In the process of deploying a new virtual machine from a template or cloning an existing virtual machine, you can customize Linux guest operating systems for the virtual machine.

1

From the Clone Virtual Machine or Deploy Template wizard, select Guest Customization.

2

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

3

Enter the Domain Name for the computer and click Next.

4

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

5

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.

6

Enter DNS and domain settings.

7

(Optional) Save the customized options as an .xml file:

a

Select Save this customization specification for later use.

b

Specify the filename for the specification, and click Next.

8

Click Finish to save your changes.

You return to the Deploy Template or Clone Virtual Machine wizard.