Deploy VM from template

After you’ve created a virtual machine template, you can use it to rapidly deploy new virtual machines. Here is how you can do that using vSphere Web Client:

1. Go to vCenter > VM Templates. Right-click your template and choose the Deploy VM from this template option:

deploy vm from template

2. The Deploy From Template wizard opens. Enter the name of the new virtual machine and select a location (a datacenter or VM folder) for the VM:

deploy vm from template name

3. Select the cluster or host on which the VM will run:

deploy vm from template compute resource

4. Select the datastore for your new VM:

deploy vm from template datastore

5. Select the clone options. If you want to customize the guest OS before deploying the VM, select the Customize the operating system option:

deploy vm from template clone options

6. (Optional) If you’ve selected the Customize the operating system option in the previous step, select the customization specification:

deploy vm from template specifications

7. Click Finish to start the deployment:

deploy vm from template finish

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