When you customize a guest operating system, you can prevent conflicts that might result if you deploy virtual machines with identical settings, such as duplicate computer names. You can change the computer name, network settings, and license settings. You can customize guest operating systems when you clone a virtual machine or deploy a virtual machine from a template.

1

Apply a customization specification to the virtual machine.

Option

Description

Select an existing specification

Select a customization specification from the list.

Create a specification

Click the Create a new specification icon, and complete the steps in the wizard. See Customizing Guest Operating Systems.

Create a specification from an existing specification

a

Select a customization specification from the list.

b

Click the Create a spec from an existing spec icon, and complete the steps in the wizard.

See Customizing Guest Operating Systems.

2

Click Next.