7.2. Managing Templates

Template details can be edited, and a template can be deleted if no virtual machines were built from it. Templates can also be exported and imported across data centers.

7.2.1. Editing Templates

You can edit the details of a template, such as its name, description, or memory size. You can also change the host cluster to which the resulting virtual machine belongs. Use the Templates tab to access and edit existing templates. The Templates tab and Details pane provides information on existing templates including Creation Date, Cluster and the number of virtual machines that are using a template.

To edit template details:

  1. Click the Templates tab. The Templates tab displays.
  2. If the template you want to edit is not visible on the list, perform a search (see Section 1.2, “Search”), and select the template.
  3. Click the Edit button.
  4. The Edit Template dialog box opens. This dialog box is essentially the same as the Create New Virtual Machine dialog box.
  5. Click OK.
    The details of the template are updated in the Templates tab.


For a complete description of the fields, see Table 6.4, “New Virtual Machine Dialog Box Fields”.