Creating Templates

Document created by Michael Scott Expert on Oct 16, 2015Last modified by fran.schwarzmann on Aug 15, 2016
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Creating Templates

When you specify the load for a plan, you can use templates to define the items you will add to the load.

To create a new template while you’re setting up a plan:

  1. Modify the Demand or the Supply.Open the plan’s Demand or Supply dialog box.
  2. Choose one of the template actions:
    • Copy Using Template
    • Add Using Template
    • Replace Using Template
  3. When you choose a template to use, scroll the dropdown list to select Add New Template.
  4. Specify your template settings and click Create Profile.


To edit an existing template, perform the above steps to choose a template action. Then select an existing template and click the Edit icon. Then change the template settings and click Update Template. If you want to delete the template, click the Delete icon.

Note that when you create a new template or edit a template, the Modify Load dialog box expands to display the template settings. The available settings are different, depending on the type of item the template is for.

Template Settings for VMs

These settings identify a VM type, and specify the resources that VM type will consume.


For VCPU, Operations Manager assigns 75% of the physical CPU resources to the VM. For example, if you specify 1 VCPU for this VM type, Operations Manager assigns 75% capacity of a CPU on the machine that hosts the VM. This ensures that the host machine has CPU capacity to perform infrastructure tasks.


For VMEM and VStorage, Operations Manager assigns 100% of the physical resources that you specify here.


Template Settings for Hosts

These settings identify a PM type, and specify the resources it can provide. For plans, scenarios use the Price entry to calculate costs or savings when adding or removing host machines.


Template Settings for Datastores

These settings identify a type of data store, and specify the resources it can provide.