Converting a template to a virtual machine changes the template. This action does not make a copy. You convert a template to a virtual machine to edit the template. You might also convert a template to a virtual machine if you do not need to preserve it as a master image for deploying virtual machines.

Verity that you have the following privileges:

Virtual machine.Provisioning.Mark as virtual machine on the source template.

Resource.Assign virtual machine to resource pool on the resource pool where the virtual machine will run.

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To reconfigure a template with new or updated hardware or applications, you must convert the template to a virtual machine and clone the virtual machine back to a template. In some cases, you might convert a template to a virtual machine because you no longer need the template.

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On the Select a template page of the wizard, you select a template to deploy from the list.

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When you deploy a virtual machine, you select the host, cluster, vApp, or resource pool for the virtual machine to run in. The virtual machine will have access to the resources of the selected object.

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Before you deploy the virtual machine, you can review the virtual machine settings.