"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
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