4.8.1 VM Templates Perspective

The VM Templates perspective lists the virtual machine templates configured in your environment. The following columns are displayed in the management pane:

  • Name: The name that has been configured for the template.

  • Domain Type: The domain type.

  • Max. Memory (MB): The maximum memory that can be allocated.

  • Memory (MB): The memory that is allocated.

  • Max. Processors: The maximum number of CPUs that can be allocated.

  • Processors: The number of CPUs that are allocated.

  • Operating System: The operating system type.

  • Description: The description of the template.

Clicking on the arrow to the left of a virtual machine template in the table displays a set of subtabs that show more detailed information about the template. These tabs are Configuration, Networks, and Disks. Click on a tab to display the information.

This perspective includes a toolbar that consists of the following options:

Table 4.6 VM Templates Perspective Toolbar Icon Options

Toolbar Icon Option



Import VM Template...

Import VM Template... icon

Displays the Import VM Template dialog box. Use this option to import a virtual machine template.

Edit Selected VM Template...

Edit Selected VM Template... icon

Displays the Edit VM Template dialog box. Use this option to edit a virtual machine template.

Delete Selected VM Template

Delete Selected VM Template icon

Displays the Delete Confirmation dialog box. Use this option to delete the selected virtual machine template.

Clone or Move Template...

Clone or Move... Template icon

Displays the Clone or Move Template wizard. Use this option to clone (create a copy of) a virtual machine template, or move the disks and configuration file to another storage repository.

Manage Clone Customizers...

Manage Clone Customizers... icon

Displays the Manage Clone Customizers for VM dialog box. Use this option to manage the clone customizers for a virtual machine template.

Display VM Config File Content...

Display VM Config File Content... icon

Displays the VM Config File Content dialog box. Displays a read-only view of the configuration file for the selected virtual machine. Use this option to view the content of the virtual machine configuration file.