vmtools Server Build Process

Brief

Description

Build Process

VMware Guest Configuration

Guest Operating System Configuration

Software Installation

Services

Security Report

Monitoring

References

Brief

This describes how to build “vmtools” a vSphere management server.  It is based on the Windows Server 2008 template https://docs.google.com/document/d/11myLcm-lpatcLzRaBQnHzENryXqfWJmScAgcrT_tn0E/pub

Description

vmtools is used to manage vSphere.  It has a collection of free software ranging from VMware Labs Flings to tested, stable products like Notepad++.

Consider installing the following VMs in addition to this tool:

Build Process

Build a server using Windows Server 2008 template https://docs.google.com/document/d/11myLcm-lpatcLzRaBQnHzENryXqfWJmScAgcrT_tn0E/pub

VMware Guest Configuration

No changes from default.

Guest Operating System Configuration

Windows Server Features

Software Installation

Applications

Scripts

Services

Security Report

  1. None

Monitoring

References

{List any reference material, websites, wiki articles, policies, etc. you used to build this template.  Please use the MLA formatting style.  Using MLA helps document the reference's source, publication date and retrieval date.  This is important for other people to determine how relevant the source is and if newer information exists.

The general format for a citation:

Typically most citations will be from a page on a Web Site.  For an individual page on a Web site, list the author or alias if known, followed by the information covered above for entire Web sites. Remember to use n.p. if no publisher name is available and n.d. if no publishing date is given.

Example:

"Configuring disks to use VMware Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) adapters" vmware.com. VMware, 1/7/2012. Web. 02/02/2012. <http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1010398>

Other citation formats are available, including Tweets.  Please see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/ for more examples.}