This section describes how to create a virtual machine template from a virtual hard disk or from a virtual machine. With either process, you can specify a guest operating system profile that will provide the necessary information to automate the creation of customized virtual machines. Optionally, you can create a template with no operating system profile. This template will not be customized and must be set up manually by the user.
- How to Create a Template from a Virtual Hard Disk
- You can create a new virtual machine template from a
generalized virtual hard disk stored in the Library.
Note You can now create a virtual machine for Linux from a template, but the customization must be done by the user with the non-customized template option.
- How to Create a Template from a Virtual Machine
- You can create a new virtual machine template from an existing virtual machine running on a host. This is another way to create a generalized virtual hard disk in the Library.
For the most up-to-date Help information, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Help Online. To find additional Virtual Machine Manager 2008 documentation, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 TechCenter Library.