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Create a New Template From a Snapshot

While you cannot copy a VM snapshot directly, you can create a VM template from a snapshot and then use that to make copies of the snapshot. Templates are a “gold image” - ordinary VMs that you use as master copies from which to create VMs. After you have set up a VM the way you want it and taken a snapshot of it, save the snapshot as a new template. Use this new template to create copies of your specially configured VM in the same resource pool. The snapshot’s memory state is not saved when you do this action.

To save a snapshot as a new template

  1. On the Snapshots tab, select the snapshot, right-click, and select Create Template from Snapshot on the shortcut menu.
  2. Enter the name of the new template and then click OK.

    After the new template has been successfully created, it appears as a custom template in the Resources pane. It also appears on the Templates page in the New VM wizard.

To save an orphan snapshot as a new template

If the original VM used to create the snapshot has been deleted, you can save it as a new template as follows:

  1. In the Resources pane, switch to Folder View.
  2. Select to expand the Types group and then expand the Snapshots group.
  3. Select the snapshot, right-click, and select Create Template from Snapshot on the shortcut menu.

Create a New Template From a Snapshot