Deploying a virtual machine from a template creates a virtual machine that is a copy of the template. The new virtual machine has the virtual hardware, installed software, and other properties that are configured for the template.

You must have the following privileges to deploy a virtual machine from a template:

Virtual machine .Inventory.Create from existing on the datacenter or virtual machine folder.

Virtual machine.Configuration.Add new disk on the datacenter or virtual machine folder.

Virtual machine.Provisioning.Deploy template on the template or template folder.

Resource.Assign virtual machine to resource pool on the destination host, cluster, or resource pool.

Datastore.Allocate space on the destination datastore or datastore folder.

Network.Assign network on the network to which the virtual machine will be assigned.

Virtual machine.Provisioning.Customize on the template or template folder if you are customizing the guest operating system.

Virtual machine.Provisioning.Read customization specifications on the root vCenter Server if you are customizing the guest operating system.

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You can deploy a virtual machine from a template to create a virtual machine that is a copy of the template.

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You can create a virtual machine from a template.

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When you deploy a virtual machine to the vCenter Server inventory, you name it and select the folder where it will be located.

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When you deploy a virtual machine, select the host, cluster, vApp, or resource pool in which the virtual machine will run.

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When you add a virtual machine to the vCenter Server inventory, you must select the datastore on which to create the virtual machine's disks.

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When you clone a virtual machine or deploy a virtual machine from a template, you can customize the guest operating system of the virtual machine to change properties such as the computer name, network settings, and license settings.

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Before you deploy a new virtual machine, you have the option to configure the virtual hardware.

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