Reading Time: 5 minutes VMware vSphere has a guest customization feature to change some guest OS setting for VMs that are cloned of deployed from template. For example to change the computer name, network settings, or timezone settings. Customizing guest operating systems helps prevent conflicts that occur if virtual machines with identical settings are deployed, for example conflicts due to duplicate computer names. For Linux based VM there are two diffent type of guest OS customization engines: But which one is used and which could be preferred?