Hello and welcome to lab number nine. We're going to be working with templates and clothes,
let's make a template from my window. Seven. V. M.
First thing I need to dio is
power the machine down.
If I don't have a power down, I can clone to template
so you can do this with a powered up machine, but we're gonna
We're going to convert it to a template,
and that needs to be powered down. So we'll go to our power menu
and willpower it off.
Nine. When I go back to look a template, I can see that converted template is available
and you'll be noticing that
it appears to have disappeared.
So why does that happen?
The reason why is because it's now in the PM's and templates view.
So if I hold down control Shift V,
the template is now created
by default. He did not get put into any of the folders that I have set up here.
Okay, so we can see that the templates created
now I want to organize this a little bit better, so I'm going to drag it into my templates folder that I created earlier.
Again, Right? Click on your your data center and you could make a new folder or use control F.
So I'm gonna get us a different name. So I know
when I'll say it's window seven.
So that should tell me that I converted a machine to create a template.
Now you might be thinking. Well, okay, now I need a new window. Seven workstation.
I want to build that. Very simple.
Since this is a copy of the configuration settings for the
the work station that we had the beginning, we can just right click
and deploy a virtual machine from the template.
So we're basically reversing the process of converting the VM two template
so last for a name here, we'll just go back to the original name, which was wind.
the folder if you wish,
But I'm just going to stick in the data center so it doesn't go into a folder
that we select our host.
So you have a warning there about a networking problem? I'll have to go fix that later,
and we'll cover that a little bit later in this course, actually.
Okay, Now I have to pick my data store.
I renamed my local disc earlier to local Yes, ***. Once I'll go with this
since it has the most capacity.
The other data stores are not large enough to hold a virtual machine right now,
and we'll keep the virtual disc format
the same as it WAAS.
Notice that you can change
a thick provisioned just within within two a thick
you're zeroed or lazy zeroed.
So this is a nice way to
reconfigured your storage. If you did it the wrong way the first time around,
anyway, we'll keep the same format,
and we also have a very convenient option here to power the machine on
after it gets created.
There's also an option to use the customization wizard
to customize the virtual machine when it gets built.
to a straight clone back and forth. We're not going to customize.
We get our summary screen and then we click finish.
You'll notice that the machines virtual files will get copied very quickly.
We're gonna pause here regardless.
Okay, the clone finally completed,
and we can see that the machine is now powered up.
I could open a console
and I'll go ahead and log in
All right. I've got my
files on my desk trap. I expected to see
I convert the running.
All right, I'd rather convert a powered down machine to a template.
Then I deployed a virtual machine from that template
So our next task is actually to clone the machine that is powered on.
You know it's part on. I'm logged in. I can right click
Give this a new name of wind there. Seven
and let's pick a folder to put it in,
We'll keep the disc format the same as before,
and we will power the sky up after it's created
and we have our summer screen and finally click finish.
Let's bring their counsel back up,
and you can see that we can. We can use the machine while it's being cloned
before the performance will be affected somewhat, of course,
but the machine at least can stay up and will notice that
in our tasks area we're already at 40%.
So I'll let this run will be back in a moment.
Okay? We can see that the clone is finally completed.
council open on the original system,
and I can open the council on the clone.
Haven't loaded into it yet, but
it's ready there for me.
And so now I have my
original and my clone systems.
So as you can see, this is a really easy way to create multiple machines.
uh, keep my templates
for my master copies. And when you make changes to the template,
then you can update your virtual machines by just deploying new V EMS. And getting rid of the old ones
makes life easy when you have a large environment to manage.
All right, that wraps up the tasks for Lab nine. In lab 10
we'll be making some modifications to a virtual machine, such as changing its memory or
renaming it on adding some raw Luns and changing the disc provisioning method.
So see you in lap 10. Thanks