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Launch batches of self-configuring virtual machines

Mar 08, 2009, 06:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Yong Wang, Jie Liang)

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"In software development and testing, you often need to create a bunch of virtual machines at the same time. You have to find and copy a template virtual image, modify its display name and hardware settings, and solve the network-interface hardware-address conflict. Add the configuring of network settings, hostname, and domain settings—and it quickly becomes very labor intensive.

"In this article, see how to develop an automatic virtual machine deployment solution that will help you deploy and activate batches of self-configuring virtual machines quickly and automatically. This approach will also let you run customized applications separately for each deployed virtual machine after system start."

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