7.5.7. Virtual Machine Configuration Files

The final tab in the storage repository contents section is the VM Files tab. In the Create Virtual Machine wizard you specify which storage repository to use to store the configuration file of your virtual machine. Consider the VM Files tab to be the home location of all the virtual machines that have been created in the selected storage repository.

When a virtual machine template is imported into a repository, the template is unpacked on disk and the virtual machine configuration file (.cfg) is saved to the Templates folder, and the virtual disk image files (.img) are saved in the VirtualDisks folder.

As well as providing a convenient overview of the virtual machines you deployed, this tab also offers you the possibility to remove virtual machine configuration files from the storage repository by selecting the file and clicking Delete. After this, the virtual machine no longer exists, even if its virtual disks remain in the storage repository.