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Registering the templates in SolusVM

Once the templates are uploaded, navigate to SolusVM > Media > List templates and click on the corresponding Add button.


Fill the information on the next page:

  • Name: this field will be displayed in the SolusVM Interface on every page that refers the template.

  • Description: this field will be displayed on the templates list page only.

  • Template: this dropdown contains the list of the files in the corresponding directory. 


Other settings depends on the virtualization specific and template specific, the table below explains the critical major settings:

Name Parameter Description Applicable to
Template Name Name of the template that will be visible in SolusVM All Necessary
Description Template description All Necessary
Generation 1 or 2 SolusVM provides 2 types of KVM templates:
Generation 1 - RAW KVM image
Generation 2 - qcow2 KVM image
KVM Necessary
Template Template file taken from the list of uploaded templates All Necessary
Status Active or Disabled Current status of the template, if the image is available to create a virtual server or not All Necessary
Arch Architecture of the image operation system, 32-bit or 64-bit. In most cases it is in name of the template file x86 for 32-bit and x86_64 for 64-bit templates All Necessary
Disk Driver virtio, ide, scsi Paravirtualized KVM driver to work with storage device. Prefix of the disk device name inside the VM depends on the selected driver: 'ide'/'virtio' - 'vd', 'scsi' - 'sd'. KVM template Necessary
Root/Admin Password The password of the root/Administrator user that has been set initially for the source image KVM template Optional
Change Root/Admin Password When it is ticked, it generates unique root password for Linux-based templates and replace it instead of default one Optional
Configure Networking When it is ticked, it will attempt to configure the networking inside of the Linux-based VPS, including a hostname. Otherwise, it will use DHCP KVM template, CentOS, RedHat, Debian, Ubuntu - based distributions with the old network device name (eth0) inside of the image Optional
No sparse copying This option disables turns off sparse copying option on virt-resize procedure which allows avoiding issues of VM image corruption on VM creation in some cases.. See "SPARSE COPYING"  KVM template, CentOS 7/RHEL 7 KVM nodes Optional
Partition # to Resize Number of data partition inside of the template KVM template Optional
Swap Partition # Number of swap partition inside of the template KVM template Optional
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