2.4. Creating a Template from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtual Machine

Creating a Template from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtual Machine

  1. Back in the administration portal, click the VMs icon on the Virtual Machines tab, select the sealed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 virtual machine. Ensure that its status is Down.
  2. Click Make Template. The New Virtual Machine Template displays.
    Make new virtual machine template

    Figure 2.4. Make new virtual machine template

    Enter a suitable Name and Description for the template. Retain all the other default settings and click OK.
  3. On the Tree pane, click Templates. On the Templates tab, the template displays the "Image Locked" status icon while it is being created. During this time, the action buttons for the template remain disabled. Once created, the action buttons are enabled and the template is ready for use.
You have prepared a virtual machine template for use. You can now clone Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines using this template.