create a new virtual machine with the default settings?

I was wondering if there was a way to create a new virtual machine with the default settings.

For example, let's say I want all new Lion VM to have 2 CPU cores. Is there a way to set this automatically? There are other parameters I want a new machine to inherit automatically, I was wondering if there is an automatic way to do this, or is it a feature request...

Thanks in advance

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lerker wrote:

Just for my clarification, when you say a vm model, basically I would execute a finder copy then drag back to the VM library, right?

Yes.

On the orders of spcirpting, it would be unix commands or are there specific vmware controls that make your job easier (in Applications/VMware\ Fusion/content or elsewhere)...

IIRC, VMware Fusion 3 and later versions has an AppleScript dictionary, but it is not yet officially supported and may not be able to do what you want so, basically, only Unix Shell scripts, that's what I was referring to.  For an example, see my script attached to the following response: Re: vmware - script of the creation of the vm and the operating system installation process

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