deploying multiple vm servers

Guys, what's the easiest way to setup a new vm server (gpl or pro) and apply the settings/configurations we want. It's very cumbersome for us because we typically setup and manually configure each instance.

I'm not just talking about backup/restore settings but something like a "deployment form" that would allow us to provide the needed information, set IP's, hostnames, etc in one step. We can restore a backup but then there are several things that need to be changed manually.

Just hoping there's a better way to do this than our current process...

-- Craig



Are these physical systems that you are setting up, or VMs?

These are VM's

Have you looked at our Cloudmin product? It can be used to create VMs from images (including images that you create) which could have Virtualmin pre-installed.