7.2 Importing a virtual machine template

This example shows you how to import a virtual machine template. If you downloaded an Oracle VM template from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud which contains an template.tgz file, you should use this procedure to import the template. This format of a template is the older format used by Oracle to publish Oracle VM templates. Replace the name and URL of the template with that of your template.

To import a virtual machine template:

  1. Click the Repositories tab. Select the repository in which to import the template. Select VM Templates in the navigation tree.

  2. Click Import VM Template... Import VM Template... icon in the management pane toolbar.

  3. The Import VM Template dialog box is displayed. Enter the URL to the template you downloaded and stored on a web server, and the IP address or hostname of an optional proxy server to use when importing the template. Click OK to import the template.

    This figure shows the Import Template dialog box.

    The import job can take some time to complete. When the import job is complete, the new template is listed in the table.