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Orf Gelbrich
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In UCSD templates can be user for VM deployment.  In order to speed the deployment process up (in my case by 3 minutes) linked clones can be used.

(Thank you Phani and Mark S.)

The basic steps are as follows:

     Convert your VM Template to VM in vCenter

     Create a VMware snapshot on the VM

     Convert the VM back to VM Template

     Run vCenter Inventory in UCSD to discover the snapshot on the VM Template

     Edit the vDC Storage Policy and select ‘Linked Clone’ check box

     Edit the Catalog which uses the above VM Template, select the Linked Clone check box and select the Snapshot


****Note*****

VMware Datastore Clusters is not supported. Must use data stores.



In UCSD the image will show a linked clone:


Screen Shot 2017-01-11 at 4.12.16 PM.png


If VM's are deployed agains the template/VM it will show as such:


Screen Shot 2017-01-11 at 4.12.30 PM.png


In the storage policy this check box has to be set:

Screen Shot 2017-01-11 at 4.12.54 PM.png

In the Catalog the following check box and image has to be selected:

Screen Shot 2017-01-11 at 4.13.34 PM.png

This is documented in the Managing Linked Clones chapter of the VMware Management Guide:


http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/unified_computing/ucs/ucs-director/vsphere-mgmt-guide/5-0/b_UCS_Director_VMware_vSphere_Management_Guide_50/b_UCS_Director_VMware_vSphere_Management_Guide_50_chapter_0110.html

Another example is using a VM deployment workflow task:

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