I've a golden image of a previously created virtual machine. Now I want to create a new virtual machine starting from that cloned template. The template is based on a Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.7 x86-64 server, including just the installation of the "already patched" Oracle database software (in my case it's 10.2.0.5.0). No database is so installed, but it just takes time to execute your dbca utility and it will.
Select your Server Pools and on the right panel, clicking on the Template tab, select your template. Now click on the "Clone" icon (just on the left of red cross icon).
A new window will appear: simply insert the name of the future new virtual machine and select your target server pool. I have two separate server pool without sharing resources so I will create my new machine on the same server pools where the template was saved. Click the OK button.
A new job will start and it usually completes quickly
As you can see a new virtual machine was created. Now it's time to edit it because it has all configuration files of the cloned virtual machine and you don't want to have two machines with the same MAC address, hostname, ip address on the same network...
Before to start the new virtual machine let's modify some informations: select from the Server Pools the Repositories tab on the right panel. Then choose your repository (in my case it was ovm2reposdevpom): on the bottom panel select the Virtual Disks tab and choose the new cloned disk (vsixx-disk0.img(2) ). Then click on the edit icon (the pencil).
A new window will appear.
Just edit your new Virtual Disk Name and click OK
Your edited virtual disk name is there in your repository.
Now it's time to start your new virtual machine. Right click on your virtual machine and select the start menu.
A new job will be submitted
And when it completes, your virtual machine is ready to be edited.
Right click on your virtual machine and select "Launch Console".
Step 2 is here