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Customizing a Solaris vApp Template (1026379)

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This article provides steps to manually customize Solaris vApp Templates.
Note: Sysprep does not support NT customization. Manual customization steps are required for both Windows NT and Solaris x86.


To manually customize Solaris vApp Templates:
Note: Before performing these steps, ensure that VMware Tools are installed.
  1. Click Catalogs.
  2. Right-click a vApp Template, and choose Add to My Cloud.
  3. Ensure that Enable guest customization is selected and power off the virtual machine.
  4. Start the vApp and power on the virtual machine. The Customization CD is mounted automatically after the virtual machine powers on.
  5. Log in to the Solaris guest operating system.
  6. In the terminal, run these case-sensitive commands:

    # /etc/init.d/volmgt stop
    # /etc/init.d/volmgt start
    # sh /cdrom/cdrom/ install
    # eject cdrom

  7. Run this command to shut down the virtual machine from inside the guest operating system:

    shutdown -y -g0 -i5

  8. Stop the vApp.
  9. Right-click the vApp template, and choose Copy to Catalog.
  10. (Optional) Delete the original vApp template.

    A script starts that copies files to the guest and prepares the virtual machine template for customization.

Note: If you add new Solaris vApp Templates, you only need to complete steps 3-6 once. You do not need to repeat these steps for additional virtual machines in the Catalog that result from cloning these virtual machines.

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