For your scenarios, you create two customization specifications, one for a Linux guest operating system and one for a Windows guest operating system, for use on the virtual machines you deploy from vRealize Automation. When you apply a specification to a guest operating system during virtual machine cloning or deployment, you prevent conflicts that might result if you deploy virtual machines with identical settings, such as duplicate computer names.

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You later use the customization specifications when you create blueprints for use with vRealize Automation.