Rapid VM Deployment with VM Templates and Clones

Learn to quickly and efficiently deploy new Virtual Machines using Clones and Templates | taught by Larry Karnis

Course description

Existing Virtual Machines can be used as source images to rapidly and consistently deploy new Virtual Machines. VMware provides two options that enable VM rapid deployment - Templates and Clones. Templates are no-power-on VMs that are used as source images for new VM deployments. Cloning is done by using any existing VM as a source for a new VM deployment.

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to create new Template Virtual Machines from existing virtual machines
  • The many benefits of deploying new VMs from template
  • How to prepare a VM for use as a template to maximize the benefit from that template
  • How to deploy new VMs from template
  • To use Guest OS Customization to ensure that each new VM boots up with a new OS identity and with unique network settings
  • How to find, download and use Virtual Machine Appliances
  • The benefits of Hotplug Virtual Hardware; how to enable Hotplug and how to use it
  • How to hot add and hot grow virtual disks in running VMs with no down time

By the end of this course you will know how to use templates, how to customize the guest OS in new VMs and how to hot add or grow virtual hardware with no down time.

Larry Karnis
Larry Karnis
VMware Certified Professional - Author, Consultant, Lecturer

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Q: What do you do if you need to learn VMware but can't afford the $4,000 - $6,000 charged for authorized VMware vSphere training? 

A: Enroll in my equivalent VMware vSphere 6.5 and Horizon View video-on-demand training... for less.

Many name is Larry Karnis - and I create courses that will help you start your career as a VMware vSphere 6.5 administrator, and help you build you knowledge and skill in vSphere 6.5 advanced features and capabilities. 

With Video-On-Demand training, I can provide more insight and detail, without the time constraints that a normal instructor led training class would impose. My goals are to:

  • Give you a better training experience than classroom training
  • Help you learn more than you can learn in a 5 day class
  • Give you the opportunity to learn at your own pace
  • Provide you to supporting books and hands-on lab rentals

At price points that you (or your boss) will appreciate.

Run This Class At Your Office

ESXLab maintains a pool of high-scoring, experienced instructors who would be glad to lead this event at your place of work. If you have 5 or more people and would like to run live instructor led (distance or on-site) training, please contact me for a quote.

About Me

I am an Information Technology consultant / trainer with over 30 years of experience in system administration, networking, security, infrastructure and security.

I worked for 10 years as a UNIX programmer / consultant before moving to Linux in 1995. I started working with VMware products in 2001 and decided to focus exclusively on VMware in 2004. I earned my first VMware Certified Professional (VCP) designation on ESX 2.0 in 2004 (VCP #: 993). I have also earned VCP in ESX 3, and in vSphere 4 and 5.

My VMware Work Experience

  • I have been providing VMware consulting and training for more than 14 years. I have lead literally hundreds of classes and taught thousands of people how to use VMware. I teach both introductory and advanced VMware classes.
  • I worked for VMware as a senior contract VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and consultant for almost 5 years. One of my regular duties was to help mentor new VCI's - helping them prepare for and successfully deliver vSphere classes.
  • After leaving VMware, I launched my own training business focused on VMware virtualization in 2008. In 2013, VMware called me back to help them ramp up support services for the upcoming vSphere 5.1 product launch.
  • Prior to VMware, I worked as a contract consultant / trainer for RedHat (I hold RHCE, RHCI and RHCX), Global Knowledge, Learning Tree and many other training and consulting companies.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree (majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Math) from the University of Toronto, Canada. 

I also hold numerous industry certifications including VMware Certified Professional on VMware Infrastructure 2 & 3 and vSphere 4 & 5 (ret.), VMware Certified Instructor (ret.), RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE), RedHat Certified Instructor (RHCI) and RedHat Certified Examiner (RHCX) as well as certifications from LPI, HP, SCO and others.

I hope to see you in one of my VMware classes very soon... If you have questions, please contact me directly.

And... please link to me on LinkedIn - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/larrykarnis



Larry Karnis

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Course Curriculum

Rapid Virtual Machine Deployment with Templates and Clones
Rapid Deployment with Virtual Machine Templates and Clones FREE TRIAL
Project Plan FREE TRIAL
Virtual Machine Rapid Deployment - Overview FREE TRIAL
Virtual Machine Template Theory FREE TRIAL
The Benefits of Deploying New Virtual Machines from Template FREE TRIAL
Templates in Inventory FREE TRIAL
Virtual Machine Disk Formats - Thin Disk / Thick Disk
Thick Disk Use Cases
Thin Disk Use Cases
Selecting a Target Virtual Machine Disk Format
Creating a Template from an Existing Virtual Machine
Template Properties
Templates in the Hosts and Clusters View
Deploying a New Virtual Machine from Template
Cloning a Virtual Machine
Cloning a Template Virtual Machine
How to Perform Maintenance on a Template Virtual Machine
Windows Guest Operating System Customization
Legacy Windows Guest Operating System Customization
How to Enable Secure Shell Access on vCenter Server Appliance
How to Enable PI Shell on vCenter Server Appliance
How to Upload Legacy SysPrep Files to vCenter Server Appliance
Non-Windows Operating System Customization with vCenter
Pre-Built Virtual Machines - Virtual Appliances
Virtual Appliance - Examples
Virtual Appliance - Pros
Virtual Appliance - Cons
How to Import Virtual Machines in OVF / OVA Format
How to Export a VM in OVF / OVA Format
How to Change a VM's vCPU Sockets and Cores Layout
VM Multi-core vCPUs - Best Practice
Multi-core vCPUs - Maxims
Physical CPU to Virtual CPU Hardware Virtualization
Hot Plug Hardware Operating System Support Matrix
Hot Plug Virtual Machine vCPU / Memory Settings
Hot Plugging VM vCPUs
Hot Plugging VM vCPUs - Use Cases
Hot Plug Memory - Use Cases
Hot Plug RAM Strategy
Dynamically Adding Memory to a Running Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine 2D / 3D Video Support
Example of Windows 7 Using Basic 3D Virtual Video
Virtual Machine Hardware 3D Video Support
All Virtual Machines Support Simple Changes
Adding Virtual Hardware to a Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine Options
Virtual Machine Resources
Hot Adding a New Virtual Disk to a Running Virtual Machine
Hot Adding a Raw Device Map (RDM) Virtual Disk
After Hot Add Disk - Rescanning Storage Devices in Your VM
What's New in vSphere 6 FREE TRIAL
Work With Virtual Machines - Lab FREE TRIAL
Review and Questions FREE TRIAL
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