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How do I create a VM Profile?

Virtual Machine Profiles are optional components for a lab. Each virtual machine you will use in your labs will need its own Virtual Machine Profile. You can add VM’s you have uploaded to storage.

For LOD lab component terminology and guidelines for building Lab Series and Lab Profiles, please read the LOD Terminology and Guidelines for Building a Lab article.

There are two locations to create a VM Profile: 1) from the Lab Series page you want to add the VM Profile to (automatically associates the VM Profile to the series) and 2) from the Admin page on the Virtual Machine Profiles tile (not automatically associated with any Lab Series). This article will cover from the Lab Series page.

Once you are logged in and have navigated to the Lab Series page, click Create Virtual Machine Profile in the link bar towards the top of the page. The profile will open to the Basic Information tab with the following fields:

 

Field Type of Information
Name Name of virtual machine; will be used for name of VM Profile
Description Description of virtual machine
Series Automatically filled in from the Lab Series where the process started
Organization Automatically filled in from the Organization in your User’s Profile
Platform Drop-down with Virtual Server, Hyper-V, vSphere, and Azure platforms
Generation Drop-down with information available on the page to help
Operating System Drop-down for the OS the virtual machine will use
Username Default profile name for logging on
Password Default password for logging
# Processors Number of processors used
RAM Available RAM in MB
Screen Width Default screen width
Screen Height Default screen height
Boot Order Ordered list that can be reordered

 

The Enabled and Host Integration Enabled checkboxes should be checked. The other checkboxes will be covered in later articles and videos.

Next click the Hard Disk tab and click Add Hard Disk. You can either use an existing virtual hard disk (VHD) file from your storage or create a new VHD file. This blog uses the existing file, therefore click Use an existing virtual hard disk file and click Next. In your storage, locate and select the virtual machine file you want to use and click OK.

The remaining tabs are:

 

Tab Use to
Network Adapters Add the network adapter
SCSI Adapters One is provided and more can be added
DVD-ROM Drives One is provided and more can be added

 

You can now click Save to save your VM Profile.

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