VM name and Computer name matching RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a VM template in VM 2012 SP1. The template includes an OS Profile which uses the Identity Information field to automatically allocate a computer name with a prefix followed by the next available number. When a user requests a new VM in the Service Manager Portal, the "Name of the VM" is a mandatory field. This results in a mismatch between the VM name and the Computer name in Active Directory which is rather confusing for administrators.

    How do I get both to match? Given that the OS Profile will always create a unique computer object name which will match corporate naming standards, it would be preferable to be able to leave the VM name blank in SM Portal's Request Virtual Machine form.

    Friday, August 23, 2013 6:20 AM