8.2 Creating a virtual machine from a virtual appliance

This example uses the virtual appliance you imported in Section 7.1, “Importing a virtual appliance” to create a virtual machine, and deploy it in the server pool.

To create a virtual machine from a virtual appliance:

  1. Click the Servers and VMs tab.

  2. Click Create Virtual Machine Create Virtual Machine icon in the toolbar.

  3. The Create Virtual Machine wizard is displayed. Select the Clone from an existing Virtual Appliance option and then click Next.

  4. The Create Virtual Machine wizard prompts you to specify details for the virtual machine.

    Select the repository in which to create the virtual machine configuration files from the Repository menu. Select the virtual appliance from which you want to create the virtual machine from the Virtual Appliance menu. Select the server pool in which you want to deploy the virtual machine from the Server Pool menu. Select the virtual machines that you want to create from the Available Virtual Appliance VM(s) column. Confirm the virtual machines in the Selected Virtual Appliance VM(s) column. Click Finish.

    Oracle VM Manager creates one or more virtual machines from the selected virtual appliance(s). The job to create the virtual machine may take some time. When the job is completed, Oracle VM Manager deploys the virtual machines to the server pool you specified. If you did not specify a server pool, the virtual machines are deployed to the Unassigned Virtual Machines folder in the Servers and VMs tab. You can then migrate each virtual machine to a compatible server or server pool.