vCloud Director VS Guest Customization

VS guest customization is a tool, which helps you to сonfigure the operating system of a VS. You can customize the network settings of the guest operating system of a virtual server created from a vApp template. Guest customization can be managed at OnApp Control Panel.

This section provides information on how you can view and edit VS guest customization details.


View Guest Customization



To view VS guest customization details:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the server you are interested in.
  3. Click the Overview tab > Guest Customization.
  4. The page that loads will show the following guest customization details: 
    • Enabled - whether guest customization is enabled in vCloud Director or not. The computer name and network settings configured for this VS are applied to its Guest OS when the VS is powered on. The following settings are only applied the first time the VS is powered on. 
    • Change SID - this parameter is applicable for Windows VSs only and will run Sysprep to change Windows SID. On Windows NT, VCD uses Sidgen. Running sysprep is a prerequisite for completing domain join.
    • Host Name - VS's computer name
    • Allow Local Admin Password - whether the local admin password is allowed or not
    • Auto Generate Password - whether the admin password is generated automatically or not
    • Admin Password - the password of administrator
    • Automatically log on as Administrator - if this option is disabled you will not be automatically logged into the server's OS. This option applies only to Windows VSs.
    • Number of times to log on automatically - after the indicated time is exceeded and you were not able to log in, the VS will remain running and you will need to enter your credentials. This option applies only if the Automatically log on as Administrator option is enabled.
    • Require administrator to change password on first login -  if this option is disabled the administrator will be able to log into the virtual server's OS without changing their password
    • Join Domain - whether this VS is enabled to join a domain or not
    • User Org Settings - whether user org settings are enabled or not
    • Customization Script - a script for guest customization



Edit Guest Customization 



You can edit guest customization if you have VMware tools installed on a destination virtual server. To edit VS guest customization details:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > Virtual Servers menu.
  2. Click the label of the server you are interested in.
  3. Click the Overview tab > Guest Customization.
  4. The page that loads will show the guest customization details. Click the Edit icon in the upper right corner and make the changes.
  5. Click Update to save changes.