edgartan
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Creating a blueprint from a deployed item

Hi All,

I've been trying to figure out how to put create a new blueprint from a deployed VM(or put it in a catalog in vCloud terms). So I have deployed a VM from a blueprint, made changes, e..g. installing software etc. I then undeploy the VM and I want to create a blueprint that will clone that VM. Here are several things I've tried:

1. Marking the VM as a template and do a bulk import for it to become a managed machine, then create a blueprint that clones the template.

2. Create a snapshot of the VM and create a a blueprint that will clone from the snapshot

Any other ideas would be much appreciated.

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daphnissov
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You can't really do this as you are trying to do. The closest you can get is to, outside of vRA entirely, clone a template to a VM, make any customization that you want inside that VM including, but not limited to, installing software. Shutdown that VM, convert to template, and run a data collection. You can then use *that* template in future catalog items inside vRA.

edgartan
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Thanks.

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