Overview: VMware ESXi is a 1st class virtualisation platform and commonly used to host SharePoint VM's. The post looks at the common tools for managing/setting up my VMware based infrastructure. I'm certainly not an expert in virtualisation but this is a 101 in setting up VM's.
vSphere Client connects to the ESXi server infrastructure and provides a UI management tool.
PowerShell with PowerCLI to let you manage your ESX infrastructure using PowerShell.
Script expanded with more detail. Really need to loop throu config to create multiple VM's and get their individual settings.
Check the VM is created.SQL Server 2012 slipstreamed install.
Thanks to Wayne Senior for info in this post.