Which method is the simplest way to meet this requirement?

An administrator has created a virtual machine that will be accessed from a public kiosk. Management has requested that the virtual machine be reset to a known state once a week or on demand if requested.

Which method is the simplest way to meet this requirement?

A.
Configure the storage array to be vSphere aware and script routine array snapshot restores of the datastore.

B.
Implement a 3rd party imaging server and PXE boot the virtual machine off a static image.

C.
Set the VMDKs of the virtual machine to be Independent-Nonpersistent and schedule restarts of the virtual machine.

D.
Create Nonpersistent disks for the virtual machine and set the guest OS to reboot once a week.

5 Comments on “Which method is the simplest way to meet this requirement?

    1. Pere says:

      Just guessing, but if you create non persistent disks and later configure the guest OS, that config will be lost at restart. It’s the only thing I can think of.


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