This scenario helps you create a Linux-based virtual machine template by using Virtual Machine Manager in System Center 2012 SP1.
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This scenario provides the high-level steps and links for additional information that is necessary to create a virtual machine template that you can use to deploy a virtual machine on which the guest operating system is Linux.
There are two methods to create a Linux-based virtual machine template:
The option to create a Linux-based virtual template from an existing virtual machine – is not supported.
This scenario describes how to create a Linux-based virtual machine template using these methods.
This scenario uses the following System Center component in addition to Windows Server 2012 operating system. The scenario assumes that this component is already installed and configured,
and working correctly. It is beyond the scope of this scenario to provide basic deployment and configuration information for this component. For this information, you can refer to the individual documentation for each component.
The high level steps to accomplish this scenario are as follows:
The details of these high level steps, and links to resources that provide additional information, are described as follows:
To learn about the details of these requirements and about how to meet them, refer to the following topics:
When creating the template, in the Create VM Template Wizard ensure you make the following choices: