New & Notable
Virtual machine provisioning and configuration News
August 14, 2019
High demand for increasingly dynamic, personalized websites means that compute-optimized VMs are relevant for companies such as WordPress hosting provider WP Engine.
October 10, 2018
Puppet Enterprise 2019, Puppet Bolt 1.0 and Puppet Insights broaden enterprise IT ops pros' options for DevOps support and infrastructure automation tools.
August 27, 2018
Hoping to keep its broad base of vSphere users engaged, VMware debuted an updated version of the virtualization offering and a version bundled with AppDefense.
October 03, 2013
Efficient virtualization management is often a struggle, but new data center mapping technology could be the innovative solution admins need.
Virtual machine provisioning and configuration Get Started
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content
Windows Autopilot is a desktop provisioning tool native to Windows 10 that allows IT professionals to automate image deployment of new desktops with preset configurations. Continue Reading
IT can set profiles for its devices running Windows 10 and enroll them in Active Directory with the Windows Autopilot tool, but Autopilot does not cover many settings. Continue Reading
There are many different VM automation tools available -- some of them part of much wider product and feature suites. Determine which features you need and find the tool that works. Continue Reading
Evaluate Virtual machine provisioning and configuration Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
Logs have been an integral piece of troubleshooting. New enhanced logs boosts vSphere security by providing much more detail about errors and changes. Continue Reading
Expert Brien Posey discusses seven factors to consider when deciding whether or not server virtualization management software would be beneficial for your company. Continue Reading
The creation of too many VMs and the continued existence of unused VMs plague modern IT infrastructure. This three-part guide looks at the ongoing battle against virtual machine sprawl, with a focus on strategies and tools for tracking VM lifecycles... Continue Reading
Manage Virtual machine provisioning and configuration
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
Creating a VM template is a fairly straightforward process. Even so, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with Microsoft's documentation to avoid common mistakes. Continue Reading
Achieve VM rapid provisioning with SCVMM by creating a SAN copy template from either an existing or new VM. Then select the required options when deploying the template to the host. Continue Reading
Save time and stress by designing virtualized test environments that include migration preparation and sandbox testing, and that, in certain cases, mix test and production hardware. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Virtual machine provisioning and configuration Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
The manual process of enabling secure boot is time-consuming, so use PowerShell cmdlets and scripts to make it efficient to use secure boot in Hyper-V. Continue Reading
There are many reasons to set up a virtual home lab, not least of all for career advancement and learning. Occasionally, it can be fun too. Continue Reading
With resource control, you'll not only be able to overcome storage resource challenges, but you'll be able to effectively support an expanding infrastructure. Continue Reading