Requirements for VMware Cloud

VMware Cloud requirements include proper credentials, and access to a VMware ESX Server.

  • All virtual machine templates must contain VMware Tools.
  • For Windows VMs, check the VMware site at to determine whether Microsoft Sysprep is required on the vCenter instance.
  • The vCenter user must have proper credentials for cloning, customization, and powering on the virtual machine.
  • On Windows 2003 templates, the password for an Administrator must be blank on the base image.
  • To provision VMware virtual machines, you must have access to a VMware ESX Server with vCenter installed. You need the IP address and administrator credentials for this server. Contact your vCenter administrator for more information.