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

Step 3: Assign a name to the VM

The next step in creating a virtual machine is assigning a name to the virtual machine. This isn’t the name of the guest operating system, but it is a good idea to keep them the same. Further, why not make the server name of virtual machines (and physical systems!) self-documenting? In this case, VMAPPDEV01 is a development virtual machine application server which is the first in its series. Instead of APP, you can put in something like "FILE" for a file server, "DOCO" for a domain controller, or something else that is self-documenting in your environment.

About Rick Vanover

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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