Create a Windows guest operating system specification that you can apply when you create blueprints for use with vRealize Automation. This customization specification can be used to customize virtual machine guest operating systems when provisioning new virtual machines from vRealize Automation.

You configure two customization specifications.

Customization Specification Name

Description

Operating System Type

windows-server-2019-standard

Windows Server 2019 Standard

Windows

windows-server-2016-standard

Windows Server 2016 Standard

Windows

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, log in to the Workload domain vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the Policies and profiles inventory, select VM customization specifications.
  3. On the VM customization specifications page, click the Create a new specification icon.

    The New VM guest customization wizard opens.

  4. On the Name and target OS page, configure the settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    windows-server-2019-standard

    Description

    Windows Server 2019 Standard

    vCenter Server

    sfo01w01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

    Target Guest OS

    Windows

    Generate New Security ID (SID)

    Selected

  5. On the Registration information page, configure the settings and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Name

    Rainpole

    Organization

    Rainpole

  6. On the Computer name page, select Use the virtual machine name, and click Next.
  7. On the Windows license page, provide licensing information for the Windows operating system, and click Next.
  8. On the Administrator password page, enter the default administrator password to set on the virtual machine, and click Next.
  9. On the Time zone page, select the time zone, and click Next.

    Setting

    Value

    Time Zone

    (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time(US & Canada)

  10. On the Commands to run once page, click Next.
  11. On the Network page, click Next.
  12. On the Workgroup or domain page, select Windows Server Domain, configure the settings, and click Next.

    Setting

    Example Value

    Windows Server Domain

    sfo01.rainpole.local

    User name

    svc-domain-join@rainpole.local

    Password

    svc-domain-join_password

  13. On the Ready to complete page, review the settings and click Finish to save your changes.
  14. Repeat the procedure to create the second Windows customization specification.