Learn how to use a template of a Linux virtual machine to deploy a new VM in vCenter 6.5.
- [Instructor] Before I can use an online template to create a virtual machine, I first have to create that template, and I can create that from one of my running virtual machines. So I'll right-click on LinuxVM1 here, and we'll select Clone. And this time we're going to Clone to Template, instead of cloning a virtual machine. We'll call it LinuxVM Template. Use the same storage policy.
And then click on Finish. And monitor our recent tasks. Once the template is complete, notice that the template does not show up under the Host and Clusters view. To see the template, I need to go to VMs and Templates. And here I'll see the two VMs that I created, the template, and all the other virtual machines are under Discovered virtual machines, because they're a part of an EXSi host that was added to the environment. So I can select my LinuxVM template here, right-click on it, and we can deploy a new virtual machine from this template.
LinuxVM3, select our third ESXi host, same data store. Once again, we can't customize the operating system, so I'll have to do that after installation. And go back and monitor Tasks. Once it's complete, we'll log back into the virtual machine, and we'll modify settings on this virtual machine, the IP address and the hostname as well.
Reboot the virtual machine, and we should now have three VMs in our lab.
- Virtual machine benefits
- Building a lab environment with a mini PC
- Working with ESXi and vCenter Server
- Installing a control center VM
- Using the HTML5 client and the web client
- Adding an ESXi host and use Remote Console
- Configuring vSAN and storage profiles
- Adding NFS datastore
- Deploying a virtual machine from OVA
- Performing a cloning operation
- Using templates
- Performing a vMotion migration
- Working with snapshots