In between this being the first vm I’m working on that includes a write up and being tied up with a few other projects I didn’t spend as much time as I wanted on this but am going to start with my blueprint for future write ups with the intent to keep them succinct.
The first thing I usually do when I work on a vm is get my environment set up and I will only mention environment setup in the event something causes me to configure it differently (e.g. the vm having a static IP address on a different network). I summarize in this article how I will approach future VMs. As my process changes, I will update this article.