Monday, January 21, 2013 7:53 AM
I have installed SCVMM 2012 GA build.
I am facing issue while creating Linux template for RHEL 6.2.
after I created the VM using ISO and set the operating system accordingly, the create template menu option is disabled.
only clone to template option is enabled.
is Guest customization not supported for Linux VMs?
I can do the same with SCVMM 2012 Sp1 "BETA"
is there any workaround.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:52 AM
further info -
error we get is "Template Creation from Linux VM is not supported"
Please use Linux VM template to create another Linux VM template
Error ID: 22723
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:23 PM
Anyone have a solution for this one?
We're getting the same message on SCVMM 2012 SP1.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:06 PM
Linux OS profiles are not available in 2012, but are available in 2012 SP1. However, you cannot create a template from an Existing VM for Linux. The options for Linux are to create a VM Template from an existing VHD or existing VM Template. The documentation for this can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh427282.aspx
For the sake of brevity:
The condensed procedure to create a Linux VM template from scratch is:
1) Create a new Virtual Machine (from blank hard disk), mounting Linux installation media
2) Install the Linux distro, configure disks, sudoers, packages, etc
3) Install/update the latest Linux Integration Services (Hyper-V drivers)
4) Install the Linux Agent for VMM (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj860429.aspx)
5) Shut down the VM, copy the VHD to a VMM library share and refresh the VMM library
6) Create a new VM template, selecting the VHD in the library as the starting point
7) Be sure to select the Linux option under the OS profile
Likewise, creating a Linux VM template from an existing Virtual Machine involves:
1) Make sure Linux Integration Services are installed and current on the existing VM
2) Install the Linux Agent for VMM on the existing VM (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj860429.aspx)
3) Shut down the existing VM, copy the VHD to a VMM library share, and refresh the VMM library
4) Power on the existing VM, and uninstall the Linux Agent for VMM (it is only needed for new VM deployments)
5) Create a new VM template, selecting the VHD in the library as the starting point
6) Be sure to select the Linux option under the OS profile