|Chef Enabled||Tick this checkbox to mark a Chef-enabled template. In Appliance Library view, a small version of the Chef logo will be superimposed on a Chef-enabled template. See AWS Chef|
|Cost code||Pricing cost code for this template. See #Select and view a cost code for a virtual machine template and Pricing View|
|Operating system||Sets the VMware guest operating system type. Select from the pull-down list. See Examples of Operating system and OS version below and Extended OVF Support and Template Definition for further details. This element offers compatibility with the jclouds compute service implementation, to enable users to search for templates (e.g. Ubuntu 64-bit template).|
|Os Version||OS version is used to:|
|User||Default user for a virtual machine created from this template for SSH access. Enter a valid user name for this template. Users should change their password immediately after first login.|
|Password||Default password for the default User of a virtual machine created from this template. Enter a valid user password. Users should change their password immediately after first login.|
|NIC driver||In public cloud you cannot set this value.|
|Hot add and hot reconfigure||In public cloud you cannot set these values.|
|Creation user||In AWS this is the user identifier. You cannot edit this value. When you select a template to create a virtual machine, this value will display for each instance in the list of instances for that template to help you select the appropriate instance.|
|Creation date||Date and time when the template was created. You cannot edit this value. When you select a template to create a virtual machine, this value will display for each instance in the list of instances for that template to help you select the appropriate instance.|
|Hardware profiles||Select the hardware profiles recommended for your users from the hardware profiles available in the public cloud provider and loaded into your system. See Control hardware profiles in public cloud|
Abiquo uses information provided by AWS to predefine the recommended profiles for AWS templates (see http://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-ami/instance-type-matrix/). These values can then be edited.
This feature is independent of the feature that enables you to Modify an Amazon Virtual Machine Template
When a user deploys a virtual machine they can select from the pulldown list of hardware profiles which will now also highlight recommended profiles with “(recommended)”.