You convert the virtual machines directly to templates instead of making a copy by cloning.

Repeat this procedure for each of the VM Templates in the content library.

Table 1. VM Templates and Guest OS for Each Template

VM Template Name

Guest OS

redhat6-enterprise-64

Red Hat Enterprise Server 6 (64-bit)

windows-2012r2-64

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

windows-2012r2-64-sql2012

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

Procedure

  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client .
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. Navigate to Home > VMs and Templates.
  3. In the Navigator pane, expand  nyc01r01vc01.rainpole.local > nyc01-r01dc > VM Templates.
  4. Right-click the redhat6-enterprise-64 virtual machine located in the VM Templates folder, and click Template > Convert to Template.
  5. Click Yes to confirm the template conversion.
  6. Repeat this procedure for all the VM templates in the content library, verifying that each VM Template appears in the VM Templates folder.