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Create and Manage Virtual Machines

Virtual Machines are virtual environments that work as computer systems, with dedicated CPU, memory, storage, and network interface. Multiple Virtual Machines can be created on a single physical compute device, each isolated from the system and running their own Operating System (OS).
Intel® Edge Software Configurator
provides a graphic user interface for creating and managing Virtual Machines with ready-to-use templates, making it easier to dedicate resources and isolate workloads running on the same device.
This section contains instructions for creating and managing Virtual Machines including:
Prerequisites to create Windows Virtual Machine:
  • Windows* Preinstallation Environment (WinPE) ISO
  • Windows* 10 ISO
For more details on prerequisites steps, see GitHub.
The Edge Software Configurator package was previously named
edge_software_manager
. Some screenshots, commands, and file paths in this guide still use
esm
or
edge_software_manager
at this time.
After executing all the prerequisites, restart the
esm-vm-agent
container by issuing the command below on the terminal of the host device:
sudo docker restart esm-vm-agent
Make sure both required files,
unattend.xml
and
winpe_10.iso
for Windows 10 Virtual Machine have been updated in the respective directories. After restarting
esm-vm-agent
container, any Virtual Machine Template configured with Windows 10 image will be enabled if those two required files are accessible. Refer to the Troubleshooting section for more details.

Product and Performance Information

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