Creating a Configuration Profile

To create a configuration profile for VM image provisioning:

  1. Begin creating a new configuration profile as described in the Creating a Configuration Profile section.

  2. When you have the new configuration profile dialog open, select VM for Intel Mac or VM for M-series Mac payload, depending on the image type that you want to provision.

  3. In the right pane, select the Enable VM image provisioning option and specify the following properties:

    • Name: Type a name for the VM image as you want it to be named in this profile. This is the name your users will see in Parallels Desktop when they receive an invitation to download it. This field is mandatory.

    • Description: An optional description. The end user will see this description in Parallels Desktop. For example, if a VPN connection is required to download the image, you may include this information here.

    • Download URL: The VM Image download URL. Mac users must be able to download the image via HTTP or HTTPS using this URL. This field is mandatory. For additional info, please see Creating a VM Image.

    • Checksum (SHA-256): The VM image checksum. This field is mandatory. If you used the PVMP format to archive the virtual machine, the checksum was calculated automatically and saved as a VmName.sha256.txt file. If you archived the virtual machine using the ZIP or other supported format, you'll need to calculate the checksum. For the info about the PVMP format and how to calculate the checksum, please see Creating a VM Image.

  4. Click Save to save the configuration profile.

The configuration profile now needs to be applied to a license or sublicense key. If you haven't done so already, use the instructions in the Applying a configuration profile to a license key section and apply the profile.

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