How difficult is it to create a single server (ATDT) Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 image, once you have access to a Rangers Virtualization factory? Well, judge by yourself by looking at the step-by-step guide which I extracted from the rangers Guidance.
Installing a virtual machine using the factory
The following is a sequence of simple steps you need to follow when installing a virtual machine using the VSTS Rangers factory. This example is based on Hyper-V, however, it can be used to install other virtualised environments and physical devices as well.
Create new VM
We recommend that you refer to the document “Virtualization of Visual Studio 2010 – VSTS Rangers Base Image Guide”, topic “Create new Hyper-V Virtual Machine” for a step by step guide of creating a basic virtual machine.
A few clicks
Select Installation Option
Specify machine name
|Type one name |
Confirm trial install
Applicable to TRIAL operating system installations only.
|If Trial then One Click |
Watch the automation
For WSS based installations use the Standard Single Server configuration option.
Click the “Resume Task Sequence” shortcut to continue and complete the optimization steps.
The installation will display a completion dialog, with the message “The computer is now ready to use” to confirm that the installation is complete.
Now that is minimal effort!