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This topic provides some recommendations to consider and lists the permissions required for creating a Virtual Guest Package (VGP). This topic contains the following sections:

Recommendations

  • Do not include any static IP addresses in the configuration of the VGP.
  • Do not include any information that is instance-specific, such as a hard-coded host name.
  • If you are creating a VGP that includes VMware virtual disk files, note that these files can be extremely large — often measured in gigabytes. Make certain your file server has sufficient disk space. Take care not to create unnecessary copies of these VGPs. Packaging a virtual machine or any of its storage information does not include the associated disk files in the package. Only the storage configuration information is included in the VGP.

Required permissions

The following table lists the permissions required to create a VGP for each of the supported platforms.

Virtual Environment

Permission

VMware vSphere

VirtualGuestPackage.*

IBM PowerVM

VirtualGuestPackageLpar.*

Solaris Zones

VirtualGuestPackageSolaris.*

Citrix XenServer

VirtualGuestPackageCitrixXen.*

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

VirtualGuestPackageRHELKVM.*
or
VirtualGuestPackageRHEV.*

Microsoft Hyper-V

VirtualGuestPackageHyperV.*

Where to go from here

To automatically discover OS templates and create VGPs for the discovered templates, see Creating default configuration settings for Virtual Guest Packages and Automatically creating a Virtual Guest Package.

To manually create a VGP, see Manually creating a Virtual Guest Package.