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How to use Clone to Template for VM ?

Template is a master copy of virtual machine or you can say baseline image of virtual machine which is used later while deploying virtual machines. In this post we will see on How to clone to Template for Virtual Machine.

Let’s see step by step how you can use clone to template to create template of virtual machine.

Step 1:
Login to vSphere Web Client.

Step 2:
Choose Host’s & Clusters.

Step 3:
Choose the Virtual Machine for which you want to create the Template.
Right Click > Clone > Clone to Template as shown in image.


Step 4:
Now new wizard will appear for template.
Give the Name for your template.
Choose the Folder where you want to store the template.
Click Next to proceed further.


Step 5:
Select the Host resource for your template & make sure compatibility check succeeded.
Click Next to proceed further.


Step 6:
Choose the Virtual Disk format, VM Storage Policy if any.
Choose the Storage where you want to store template.
Click Next to proceed further.


Step 7:
Now you are ready to create template review all the configurations & click Finish to create template.


It will take few minutes to create template.
After completion you will see the template is created.


That’s it you have successfully created Template.

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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