Release date: March 10th 2019
Welcome to my VMware Horizon series. In this sub-session I will describe how I created and customized the Virtual Machine for my MS Server 2012R2 RDS template.
As I already have a very nice template in vSphere I will use this. I start the “Deploy New VM from Template Wizard” in the VMware vSphere Web Client
I select a VM Name and Folder
I select my cluster for compute resource
I select my datastore-cluster for storage
I select “Customize this Virtual machine’s hardware”, Next
I specify “Virtual Hardware Settings”:
- 4 vCpu’s
- 4 GB Memory
- PortGroup for my vNic
As this is a LAB-setup, my virtual hardware are very low-key, but in a production environment I would do a decent evaluation of the RDS virtual hardware setup prior to setting up my template.
I click “Next” and “Finish” to start creation of my template-VM
That concludes my session about how I created and customized the Virtual Machine for my 2012R2 RDS Template. My next logical step will be to customize Windows, covered here: VMware Horizon – Setup 2012R2 RDS Template – Customize Windows
Hardware Features Available with Virtual Machine Compatibility Settings.
VMware Tech Zone: Creating an Optimized Windows Image for a VMware Horizon Virtual Desktop
VMware Horizon – Setup 2012R2 RDS Template
VMware Horizon planning, deployment etc.
Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.