VMWare guest templates

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    Created by: Jim Logan on 20-11-2010 01:33:40 AM
    I am looking to see what is the easiest way to get a guest template onto the SRE.  I do not wish to build new servers from scratch every time I need to spin one up.

    Subject: RE: New Message from Jim Logan in Service Ready Engine Virtualization - SRE
    Replied by: Radhika Miriyala on 20-11-2010 01:33:40 AM
    Jim,

    From the VSphere client there is an option to deploy OVF template.  Once you login to VSphere client you can find this option under the top menu File->Deploy OVF Template.

    Please let me know if this is not what you are looking for.

    Thanks,

    Radhika

    Subject: RE: New Message from Radhika Miriyala in Service Ready Engine Virtualizatio
    Replied by: Anurag Gurtu on 20-11-2010 01:33:41 AM
    You can also do the following other than OVF templates (which is the best way to deploy VMs).



    Copy existing VM from datastore to your PC. Make copies of that VM (master folder) on your PC and move all of them back to the datastore. Now you can create VMs and point them to use different VMDKs. Then edit hostname and IP address of VMs.



    Thanks

    Anurag

    Subject: RE: New Message from Jim Logan in Service Ready Engine Virtualization - SRE
    Replied by: Jim Logan on 20-11-2010 01:33:41 AM
    ok, so it looks like I can export an .OVF file to my workstation.  Any way I can store them on the datastore on the SRE HDs?  Also, if I already have an .OVF file, how can I get it to the datastore on the SRE?

    Subject: RE: New Message from Jim Logan in Service Ready Engine Virtualization - SRE
    Replied by: Jim Logan on 20-11-2010 01:33:41 AM
    I found the answer to my question.  Please Disregard.

    Subject: RE: New Message from Jim Logan in Service Ready Engine Virtualization - SRE
    Replied by: Anurag Gurtu on 20-11-2010 01:33:41 AM
    Using vSphere select Configuration > Storage > Datastore > Right click on browse. Then you can copy files back and forth.