How to create template on the SCVMM to be used with creating virtual environment on Lab Management?

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Updated on April 17, 2012

You can see the full video series (93 videos) of install and configure TFS 2010 in enterprise, see the guide on the Codeplex

http://tfs10enterprise.codeplex.com/

End of April 17, 2012 update 

 

 

First of all you can create the template with auto tool which existing at the following links:

http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/vslabmgmt

http://vslabmgmt.codeplex.com/

But I prefer to describe the manual process so we can imagine what happen there, so what are the steps?

  • Install OS and SP  and any needed components
  •  Install the Test Agent ( and don’t configure)
  • Install the Lab Agent  ( no configuration needed)
  • Install the build Agent (and don’t configure)
  •  Because I didn’t use DHCP in my domain so I make a static IP for the DNS on virtual machine, this IP point to my domain so when I create a new environment I can join the domain automatically while creating the environment
  • I also Enable Win 2008 R2 feature which is (.NET Framework 3.5) because Build Agent will need it.
  • I fix the date and time because Egypt now changed 🙂 the summar time, no longer change

After I create the environment I make the following, just for reminding

  • Configure Test Agent for client machine as interactive process with TFSLAB account
  • Add TFSBUILD account to the Administrators local group account for any virtual machine that will has build
  • Configure Build Agent using TFSBUILD account (no needed any more, see this post click here)
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