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Setting up a VM Template for Proxmox


:   Alexander


Virtual Machines are an essential component of modern infrastructure. They allow organizations and businesses to run multiple operating systems on the same hardware, saving on hardware costs and maintenance. Proxmox Virtual Environment is an open-source virtualization management platform that allows you to create and manage virtual machines with ease. In this article, we will discuss how to set up a VM template in Proxmox, which can be an excellent time-saving tool.

A VM Template is essentially a pre-configured virtual machine that can be quickly deployed whenever required. The Template can be created with an operating system, applications, and configurations. Once you have configured a VM to your needs, you can create a Template of that VM and use it to quickly deploy new instances of the same Virtual Machine.

Step 1: Create a Virtual Machine

Create the Virtual Machine The first step is to create the Virtual Machine with the desired Operating System and Applications. Ensure that you configure it to your requirements thoroughly, install any software and configure network settings.

Step 2: Stop the Virtual Machine

Once the Virtual Machine is ready, shut it down.

Step 3: Convert to Template

Go to the Proxmox web interface and navigate to the Virtual Machine you want to convert to a Template. Right-click on the VM and click on "Convert to Template."

Step 4: Configure Template

After you have successfully converted the VM to a Template, you need to configure it. You can modify the name, description, and icon of the Template.

Step 5: Deploy Using the Template

To deploy a virtual machine using the Template, go to the Proxmox web interface and right click on the newly created template VM and select the "clone" button. This will bring up the VM clone menu, from this menu, you can select the template you created earlier and configure any additional settings required such as memory, CPU, storage, and network settings.


Virtual Machine Templates can be a powerful tool in any virtualization environment. They allow you to quickly deploy virtual machines that are pre-configured to your specific requirements. By following the above steps, you can create a VM Template in Proxmox Virtual Environment in just a few simple steps. This will make your virtualization management process smoother, faster, and less prone to error.