Working with templates
In this section, you will learn how to create templates of Windows and Linux virtual machines using the
virt-clone option available in virt-manager. Although the
virt-clone utility was not originally intended for creating templates, when used with
virt-sysprep and other operating system sealing utilities it serves that purpose. Be aware that a clone is just a single copy of a virtual machine, whereas a template is a master copy of the virtual machine that can be used to create many clones.
You will also learn how to create and manage templates with the help of the
qemu-img commands and deploy virtual machines from a template using the thin and clone methods:
- Thin method: A virtual machine deployed using the thin ...