Using your IaaS architect privileges, you want to provide software architects with space-efficient copies of the provisioned CentOS machine you prepared.
You copy your existing CentOS on vSphere blueprint as a starting point, and edit the copy to create linked clone copies of the snapshot you prepared. Linked clones use a chain of delta disks to track differences from a parent machine. They are provisioned quickly, reduce storage cost, and are ideal to use when performance is not a high priority.
- Select .
- Select the row that contains CentOS on vSphere and click Copy.
You created an independent copy of the CentOS on vSphere machine blueprint.
- Enter CentOS for Software Testing in the Name text box.
- Enter Space-efficient vSphere CentOS for software testing in the Description text box.
- Click OK.
- Select the machine component on your canvas to edit the details.
- Click the Build Information tab.
- Select Linked Clone from the Action drop-down menu.
- Click the Browse icon next to the Clone from text box.
- Select the provisioned machine Rainpole001 on which you installed the software bootstrap and guest agents.
- Select your snapshot from the Clone from snapshot drop-down menu.
- Click Finish.
- Select the row that contains CentOS for Software Testing and click Publish.
You created a linked clone blueprint that you and your architects can use to deliver software on CentOS machines.
What to do next
Use your software architect privileges to create a Software component for installing MySQL. See Scenario: Create a MySQL Software Component for Rainpole.