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Creating Virtual Machines in Virtual Machine Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 (VMM) provides many methods for creating and configuring virtual machines, and several methods for creating standard configurations that you can use during virtual machine creation. This section provides a tutorial and several procedural topics for creating new virtual machines.

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Tutorial: Getting Started Creating Virtual Machines in VMM

Introduces three basic procedures for creating virtual machines:

  1. Create a virtual machine from an existing virtual hard disk
  2. Create a template from the virtual machine
  3. Create a virtual machine from the template

Key Concepts: Creating Virtual Machine in VMM

Introduces concepts and terminology that are helpful for creating virtual machines.

Creating a Virtual Machine from an Existing Virtual Hard Disk in VMM

Describes how to create a virtual machine from an existing virtual hard disk file in the Virtual Machine Manager library.

Creating a Virtual Machine with a Blank Virtual Hard Disk in VMM

Describes how to create a virtual machine that has a blank virtual hard disk.

Cloning a Virtual Machine in VMM

Describes how to create a new virtual machine that is based on an existing virtual machine. Cloning can be used to create an identical virtual machine to provide a backup before you create a template from a virtual machine.

Creating a Virtual Machine from a Template in VMM

Describes how to create a virtual machine from a virtual machine template. You use templates to simplify the creation of new pre-configured virtual machines.

How to Install Virtual Machine Additions on a Virtual Machine in VMM

Describes how to install Virtual Machine Additions on a virtual machine to improve the performance and user interface experience of the virtual machine.

Creating Virtual Machine Templates in VMM

Describes how to create a virtual machine template from an existing virtual hard disk or from a virtual machine.

How to Save a Guest Operating System Profile While Creating a Template

Describes how to create a guest operating system profile based on your current settings so that you can import the settings into other templates.

How to Save a Hardware Profile While Creating a Virtual Machine or Template

Describes how to create a hardware profile based on your current settings so that you can import the settings into other virtual machines and templates.

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