Chapter 8 Create Virtual Machines

This figure shows the visual indicator that shows where you are in the tutorial. The Create virtual machines option is selected. This is step seven of a seven step process.

When you have a virtual machine template (either as an Oracle VM template or an virtual appliance), or an ISO file that contains an the installation files for an operating system, you can create a virtual machine. If you use a virtual machine template, you need to clone the template to create a virtual machine. If you use the OVF template format, you first need to create an Oracle VM template from the OVF file, then use that template to clone a virtual machine. If you use an installation source ISO file, you can create a virtual machine directly from the ISO file. The examples in this tutorial first use a template, a virtual appliance, and then an ISO file to create virtual machines. A final example shows you how to start a virtual machine and connect to the virtual machine's console.