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Create a Virtual Machine from a VM Catalog Item

Create a Virtual Machine from a VM Catalog Item

You can create a virtual machine from Catalog. Creating a virtual machine from catalog item has a six phase dialog:

  1. Catalog
  2. Configuration
  3. Processor and Memory
  4. Device Tags
  5. Network Mapping(s)
  6. Review and Save

Note: The validation limits imposed during uploads to VM Catalog are the least restrictive of all Enterprise Cloud environments. The compute pool in which a virtual machine is created from a catalog item can be more restrictive. Infinicenter Console presents errors if the compute pool is more restrictive. If the compute pool is more restrictive, all mismatches other than hardware version are presented in the Create Server From Catalog dialog. Hardware version mismatches result in a failed task to create the virtual machine with the message: Unable to import VM. Create import specification failed. Error: Line {line number}: Unsupported hardware family 'vmx-{hardware version}'.

Navigate

To create a virtual machine from Catalog:

  1. Click Create Server.
  2. Click From Catalog.

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. Click From Catalog.

Catalog

    The Create Server From Catalog dialog appears for the Catalog 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 field is only available for multi-tenant environments.

  6. Select a Catalog Item.
  7. The Catalog Item Details appear.

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

    Note: If the operating system in the catalog item is not supported by the chosen compute pool, a warning message appears in the Catalog Item Details box: "Catalog item has an unsupported operating system."

  8. Click Next.

Configuration

Configure

The administrator's password is inherited from the catalog item. When creating from a catalog item, configuration of the virtual machine does not differ by the operating system.

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

  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. Admin Password inherited from the source catalog item.
  6. If the operating system in the catalog item is not supported by the chosen compute pool, the dialog permits changing the operating system family and 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.

Select Template

Note:  Only if you have selected a Catalog Item with windows OS, the Select Template section will be available.

  1. Select the operating system Family/Category.
  2. Select the Operating System.
  3. Select from Available Templates.
  4. Select the Version.
  5. The Selected Details appears.

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

Continue

After you enter all mandatory details in configuration phase, continue to the next phase.

  1. Click Next.

Processor and Memory

Reserved

    The Create Server From Catalog dialog appears for the Processor & Memory phase.

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

Instance-Based

    The Create Server From Catalog dialog appears for the Processor & Memory phase.

  1. Select a Processor and Memory combination.
  2. The Server Cost Summary appears.

Continue

After selecting the processor and memory, continue to the next phase.

  1. Click Next.

Device Tags

    The Create Server From Catalog 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 Mapping(s)

    The Create Server From Catalog dialog appears for the Network Mapping(s) phase.

  1. Select a Network for each logical network in the catalog item.
  2. Note: This only maps network interfaces on the virtual machine to networks in your environment. You must change the IP addresses assigned to the virtual machine as described in Manage IP Addresses. Neither call configures the IP address in the guest operating system; you must manually configure the IP address in the guest operating system.

  3. Click Next.

Review and Save

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

    The server details appear.

  1. Click Details link of Logical Network(s).
  2. The table of assigned networks appears.

  3. Select AGREEMENT to licensing and fees.
  4. Click Deploy.
  5. Note: Instance-based virtual machine includes Server Cost Summary; scroll down in the server details to view server cost summary.