AlbertWT
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Automating the deployment of Virtual Machine

Hi All,
I'm using VMware Essentials license and I wonder if there is a way to automate the deployment of a test VM so that our user can do it via web based ?
this is to provide a self service portal to the user to create a certain Virtual Machine (Windows or Linux) for testing.
Does VMware Orchestrator can be used to allow the user to deploy VM from template and then self destroy it after the epxired period ?
Cheers,
AWT
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RaZaKKaZaR
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Hello Albert,

I have not used Orchestrator yet, but I know Lab Manager was designed for the purpose to give Development and QA Teams the ability to quickly speed up test environments without needing significant security access in vCenter.

Have you tried looking at that product?

Regards,

Trevor

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GavinY
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Yes, Lab Manager is the product if you are looking for a self-service web portal. However, your license will need to be upgraded to either of Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, or Enterprise Plus.

Gavin

AlbertWT
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Ah.. IC so Lab manager can perform the self-service deployment for the user.

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