A template is a reusable configuration for virtual machines. When users launch VMs, they can choose from a list of templates. A template is a virtual disk image that includes an OS type and is associated with a hypervisor type.

Template details:

Name: Name of the template

Hypervisor: Hypervisor of the template

State: Description of the template

ID: Template ID

Zone ID: ID of the zone where the template is available

Display Text: Description of the template

Type: Type of template, whether public or private

OS Type: OS type of the template

Password Enabled: Whether the template has password change script installed

Public: Whether the template is accessible to all users of the service

Account: Account to which the template belongs

Domain: Domain to which the template belongs

Created: Timestamp when the template was created

Adding a Template

  1. Click Add New.
  2. Specify the following:
    • Name: Name for the template
    • Display Text: Description of the template
    • URL: The URL that hosts the image
    • Zone: Zone where the template will be available
    • OS Type: Select the OS type of the image
    • Hypervisor: Hypervisor type
    • Format: Image format
    • Password Enabled: Specify yes for password reset feature that allows users to set a temporary admin or root password as well as reset the existing admin or root password.
  3. Select the check box to accept the terms and conditions and click OK.