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We have linux OS image  running in vSphere, how do I create template from that?
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Hi

Do you have vCenter?? If yes you can just right click and just choose template convert to a template, or clone to a template.

There is lots articles in the Internet how to.

http://www.vtexan.com/2011/09/10/vsphere-5-how-to-setup-an-os-template/

If you don't have vCenter you can create on in your ESXi for 30 days trial.

But if you want to create in the ESXi, use VMware converter to create a copy in your ESXi.

Hope this can help

Jail
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by:Joseph Gan
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If you already have a Virtual Linux OS server running in vSphere, to create a template of it, just right click on it, and click on "Template", and then "Clone to Template ...". You will have a template "cloned" from teh original vm at no time. You don't need to power off the original vm that is a bonus.
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@ganjos creating templates only works with vCenter not with vSphere. So he needs to have vCenter to use this feature. If not, is not possible to create templates like that.

Jail
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thank you
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