How to create a VMware vSphere virtual machine utilizing all available features

Step 16: Make hardware inventory customizations

The virtual machine hardware inventory is presented here, and I always make a few customizations. One option is to remove the floppy drive. If the VMware Paravirtual SCSI driver is used, I'll need the virtual floppy to pass the driver to the installation process. If not, I'll remove it here. The most common other tasks in this screen are to add additional VMDK files for additional drives for the virtual machine, of which some may be on different datastores.


Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.

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