You can import an existing specification using the Customization Specification Manager, and use the specification to customize the guest operating system of a virtual machine.

Prerequisites

Before you begin, you must have at least one customization specification saved as an xml file located on a file system accessible from the vSphere Client.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu > Policies and Profiles and click VM Customization Specifications.
  2. Click the Import specification from a file icon.
  3. Browse to the .xml file to import, specify a name and optional description, and click OK.

Results

The imported specification is added to the list of customization specifications.