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Abiquo 4.6

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An Abiquo instance is a new template that you create from VM disks. This page describes how to save VM disks to create an instance template.

Privilege: Create instance

Before you begin:

  1. In Azure, to create a VM snapshot (instance) you must first log in to the VM and generalize it using Sysprep. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/capture-image-resource. Then you should power it off and create the snapshot in the usual way. Note: after you generalize the VM, you cannot power it on again

To create an Abiquo instance, do these steps:

  1. Select and shut down each VM that you want to copy, then click Create instance


  2. Select a VM from the dialog
  3. Enter a name that will enable you to identify the new template
  4. Optionally select the VM disks to save to a new template in the template library. If no disks are selected, the instance will copy all disks
  5. To create more instances, select Keep window open
  6. Click Create instance. The platform will lock the VM to create the instance
    Select disks to clone for VM instance template
  7. If you kept the dialog open, click Back to list and create more instances as required, then close the dialog

The platform will store your new templates in the Apps library.