A Layered Image is a virtual machine that App Layering composited from the Layers and settings specified in an Image Template. You can publish one or more Layered Images to vSphere and add each one to a collection, provisioning service, or other method for provisioning your systems.
To publish a Layered Image, you need one or more Image Templates.
- In the Images module, select one or more Image Templates to publish.
- On the Action menu, select Publish Layered Image.
- On the Confirm and Complete page, select Publish Layered Images. For each template, this starts a task called Publishing Layered Image. When each task completes, the task description provides the information you need to navigate to the image in your environment.
- Use the information in the expanded Packaging Disk Task to navigate to the location in vSphere where the Layered Image is published.
Next you can move the image to a collection or other location for provisioning servers.