Using a Virtual Machine Template

A virtual machine template can be used to create virtual machines, and to create new templates based on the original. To create a virtual machine, or another template from the original, you clone the template. You can either create a simple, or advanced clone, the latter giving you the opportunity to modify the configuration and deployment options for the template. If you used an advanced clone, you must first create a clone definition for the template, then use the clone definition to create a virtual machine, or another template. See Section 7.8, “Cloning a Virtual Machine or Template” for information on cloning.