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What two software components are required on a Windows VM to apply a Customization Specification when cloning a virtual machine in vCenter?

What two software components are required on a Windows VM to apply a Customization Specification when cloning a virtual machine in vCenter?

  • SysPrep and VMware Tools
  • SysPrep and PERL
  • VMware Tools and Java
  • PERL and SysPrep 
What two software components are required on a Windows VM to apply a Customization Specification when cloning a virtual machine in vCenter?

EXPLANATION

SysPrep and VMware Tools are required by vSphere to make changes to the guest operating system. These changes usually include setting a NETBIOS name (host name), IP, and join a domain. This operation saves a lot of time for a vCenter administrator, especially when deploying large numbers of identical virtual machines.
You can read more here: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/index.jsp#com.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc/GUID-E63B6FAA-8D35-428D-...

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