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I am hoping there's an easy way to create something like an ova template for deploying a set of various vmware servers. Ideally, this would allow, for example, a fully functional AD environment (composted of, again as an example, three routers, two AD machines, and two clients).

So far, my research hasn't revealed any techniques for doing this. I could have ova templates for each, and then deploy them one by one, but a one-button sort of solution would be great. Perhaps I'm not searching for the right terms to find the answer.

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Just create a vApp containing all your appropriate VMs, including boot order and IP pool details and just export it as an .OVA.

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Thanks. That was the word I was apparently unable to come up with. –  malcolmpdx Jun 28 '12 at 23:08
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