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How to change the configured Guest OS in the vSphere Web Client

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Article ID: 163564

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Products

Encryption Management Server

Issue/Introduction

The wrong guest OS was configured when creating the virtual machine for the Symantec Encryption Management Server on VMWare ESXi.

Environment

Symantec Encryption Management Server 3.3.x or 3.4.
VMWare ESXi 5.x.

Cause

Misconfigured virtual machine during setup.

Resolution

From:

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc_50%2FGUID-3B66132C-F3E7-4F86-836F-80A03AC99E2A.html

Prerequisites

Power off the virtual machine.

Procedure

  1. Select a virtual machine.
  2. In the virtual machines and templates inventory tree, select a group of virtual machines and select a virtual machine from the list on the right.
    1. search for a virtual machine and select it from the search results list.
  3. In the VM Hardware panel, click Edit Settings.
  4. Click VM Options.
  5. Click the General Options triangle to show the guest operating system options.
  6. From the Guest OS drop-down menu, select the guest operating system family.
  7. Select a guest operating system version.
  8. If you selected Other (32-bit) or Other (64-bit), enter a name for the operating system in the text box.
  9. Click OK.