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Create a Virtual Machine from a Template

Create a Virtual Machine from a Template

You can create a virtual machine from standardized model virtual machines, called templates, provided by IBM. Creating a virtual machine from a template has a six phase dialog:

  1. Template
  2. Configuration
  3. Processor and Memory
  4. Device Tags
  5. Network Settings
  6. Review and Save

Navigate

To create a virtual machine from Template:

  1. Click Create Server.
  2. Select From Template.

You can also create a virtual machine from the context menu.

  1. Right-click the group in which to create the virtual machine.
  2. Click Create Server.
  3. Select From Template.

Template

    The Create Server From Template dialog appears for the Template phase.

  1. Select a Compute Pool; defaults to the compute pool in which the action was taken if not All Compute Pool.
  2. If the compute pool has more than one cluster generation, select a Cluster Generation.
  3. Note: Cluster Generation is only available in instance-based compute pool.

  4. If disaster recovery is enabled in the multi-tenant environment, select a Storage Volume.
  5. Note: Storage Volume is available only for multi-tenant environments.

  6. Select an operating system Family/Category.
  7. Select an Operating System.
  8. Select a template from Available Templates.
  9. Select a Version of the template.
  10. The virtual machine details appear.

  11. Click Next.
  12. Note: Instance-based virtual machine includes Server Cost Summary; scroll down in the server details to view server cost summary.

Configuration

Windows

Windows virtual machines permit you to configure administrator's password.

    The Create Server From Template dialog appears for the Configuration phase.

    The virtual machine details appear.

  1. Type a Server Name.
  2. Note: Server Name cannot be that of another virtual machine; must begin with a letter; can contain only letters, numbers, or hyphens; and must not exceed fifteen characters.

  3. Type a Description, if desired.
  4. Note: Description must not exceed 100 characters.

  5. Type an Admin Password.
  6. Type again to Confirm Password.

Linux®

Linux virtual machines do not permit you to configure administrator's password. Some Linux distributions require you to select an SSH key for secure shell access to the operating system.

    The Create Server From Template dialog appears for the Configuration phase.

    The virtual machine details appear.

  1. Type a Server Name.
  2. Type a Description, if desired.
  3. Select an SSH Key, if required by the operating system.

Choose Location

You can select an existing row and group into which to place the newly created virtual machine.

  1. Select Place in Row of an existing row.
  2. Select Group of an existing group.

You can select an existing row and create a new group into which to place the newly created virtual machine.

  1. Select Place in Row of an existing row.
  2. Select Group of New Group.
  3. Type a New Group Name for the group to create.

You can create a new row and a new group into which to place the newly created virtual machine.

  1. Select Place in Row of New Row.
  2. Type a New Row Name for the row to create.
  3. Type a New Group Name for the group to create.

If the newly created virtual machine is placed in a new compute pool, no row or groups exist. Therefore, the only option is to name the new row and new group.

  1. Type a New Row Name for the row to create.
  2. Type a New Group Name for the group to create.

Continue

After you select the location, continue to the next phase.

  1. Click Next.

Processor and Memory

Reserved

Reserved virtual machines can have any combination of processor and memory within the Enterprise Cloud processor limits and memory limits.

    The Create Server From Template dialog appears for the Processor and Memory phase.

  1. Select the number of Processors.
  2. Type the amount of Memory.

Instance-Based

Instance-based virtual machines can only have the processor and memory combinations presented by the dialog.

    The Create Server From Template dialog appears for the Processor and Memory phase.

  1. Select a Processor Count and Memory combination permitted in the compute pool.
  2. The Server Cost Summary appears.

Continue

After you select the processor and memory, continue to the next phase.

  1. Click Next.

Device Tags

    The Create Server From Template dialog appears for the Device Tags phase.

  1. To add new tags, type one or more tag names; separating each tag with a comma under Assigned Tags.
  2. Note: Tags must be separated by commas and cannot exceed 50 characters each. Tags can contain spaces but not commas because commas are used as the delimiter in the list.

  3. To add an existing tag, click a tag under Available Tags.
  4. To remove a tag, delete the tag from Assigned Tags.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Note: Click the help icon for any help.

    Note: Instance-based virtual machine includes Server Cost Summary; scroll down in the server details to view server cost summary.

  7. Click Next.

Network Settings

    The Create Server From Template dialog appears for the Network Settings phase.

    The virtual machine details are displayed.

  1. Type IP addresses for the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS servers, if desired.
  2. Select a Network.
  3. Network can be IPv4 only or both IPv4 and IPv6, if IPv6 is available.

  4. Under IP Address:
    1. For IPv4 networks, select IPv4 address from the list.
    2. For IPv6 networks, type an IPv6 address or accept the default presented.
  5. Click Next.

Review and Save

    The Create Server From Template dialog appears for the Review and Save phase.

    The virtual machine details are displayed.

  1. Click Details link of IP Address(s) to view the IP address details in the virtual machine.
  2. The IP address details appear.

  3. Select to Power the server on when created, if available and desired.
  4. Select AGREEMENT to licensing and fees.
  5. Select ACCEPTANCE OF RED HAT SERVICE AGREEMENT, if available.
  6. Click Deploy.
  7. Note: Instance-based virtual machine includes Server Cost Summary; scroll down in the server details to view server cost summary.

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