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Public cloud libraries can have many thousands of VM templates (e.g. AWS has 19,000 AMIs) that are difficult to find and manage. In addition, administrators cannot control the content of public cloud templates. In the Apps library, you can define a cache of details of your approved or certified public cloud templates. And you can customize the templates' representation to make it even easier for cloud users to find the right template. 

Public cloud templates belong only to the region they were created in. Templates in one region usually cannot be accessed from another region and this rule also applies to the Abiquo Apps library. Public cloud templates that are effectively the same will usually have different IDs and names in each region.
The Apps library is a collection of VM templates that enables users to quickly and easily deploy VMs. 

To display public cloud templates:

  1. Click the Apps library icon   in the main menu bar to go to Apps library.
  2. Click on the Public radio button. 
  3. In the public list, click on the name of the public cloud region. By default you will see any templates you can deploy within this region in icon view. 
    1. To change to the list view, click on the List view tab symbol in the top right-hand corner.

To display the details of a template, move the mouse over the template. A tooltip will display the template information.

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The VM templates in the Apps library may be marked with the symbols described in the following table.

Template typeSymbolDescription
Shared template

A template that may be used by all enterprises in the template's scope. See Modify a VM Template#ScopestabforsharingVMtemplates

Deleted templateAlso called an Unavailable template. The template has one or more disks missing in the Apps library filesystem.
Failed templateThe template disk file was not properly created

Filter local public cloud templates

The public cloud template search and filter is used for all public clouds and private clouds that use their own registry, such as OpenStack and vCloud Director, and Docker





Free text

For example, ami-0354b96a


Free text

Search for this text in each template Name and Description. The search is not case sensitive

OS type


Any, Windows or Other

32 bits


32-bit images

64 bits


64-bit images

You can filter to find the templates you want to work with in the Apps library. To open the filter, click the funnel Filter button. Enter filter values, including wildcards, and click Accept.

To reset filter values to defaults, click Clear. This will display all local templates. 

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