Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Using templates, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- I now have two virtual machines in my environment,…Win2012-A that I did a manual install,…and Win2012-B that I created using a clone.…I'm going to use the B virtual machine…to create a template.…The first thing that I need to do to create a template…from it is to power off the virtual machine.…So let's open up the console…and shut down the virtual machine.…Prior to shutting down the virtual machine,…I would have gone through and made any changes…that I wanted to the operating system,…installing patches, installing software that exists…on every host that I want to create using this template,…anything that I want to exist on every virtual machine…I create from this template.…
A template is golden image used to create…multiple virtual machines.…Shut down the virtual machine…and go back to the client.…Refresh if it doesn't show it as being shut down.…And now I can right click on the virtual machine…and select Template, Convert to Template.…Select Yes.…And the virtual machine now shows up differently.…It has this little paper icon rather than the VM icon.…
This course teaches the basics of installing, configuring, and maintaining vSphere 6, including installation of the ESXi hypervisor and vCenter Server using a pre-created environment called AutoLab. Following lab creation, Brandon Neill introduces the core components of vSphere (ESXi and vCenter) and shows how to configure storage and networking. Finally, he runs through some typical virtual-machine management tasks, such as creating a virtual machine manually vs. creating one with templates and clones, working with snapshots, and performing a vMotion migration.
- Building a lab environment with AutoLab
- Preparing VMware Workstation
- Accessing the ESXi host
- Using clients
- Configuring networking and storage
- Creating data stores
- Creating virtual machines
- Using templates and snapshots
- Performing migrations