Importing VMware templates

This recipe focuses on importing VMware templates to VMM.

In VMM 2012, the VMware virtual machine disk (.vmdk) file is not copied/moved to the VMM library while importing a VMware template. Now, VMM copies the metadata associated with the VMware template, and the VMDK file remains in the VMware datastore.

By employing this approach, VMM allows you to deploy VMs more efficiently and quickly when using templates. Moreover, VMM 2012 does not delete the source template.


VMM 2012 is highly dependent on the VMware template that resides on the vCenter Server.

How to do it...

Carry out the following steps to configure the BMC settings:

  1. On the Library workspace in the VMM console, click on Import VMware Template on the Home tab ...

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