Manage vCenter Templates

After you import a vCenter template and update it's credentials on OnApp side, you can assign system service add-ons and recipes to this template. 

Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 templates are not supported.

Manage vCenter Template System Service Add-Ons



To assign system service add-ons to a vCenter template:

  1. Go to your Control Panel> Cloud > vCenter Template list. You'll see a list of imported vCenter templates, available on your cloud. 
  2. Next to the template in question click the Actions button and select the Manage Service Add-ons option. 
  3. Click the '+' button.
  4. The screen that follows shows the list of the available system service add-ons organized into groups. Click the arrow button next to a group to expand the list of add-ons assigned to it.
  5. Click the label of the necessary system service add-on to see its details:
    • Label
    • Type - user or system
    • Description
    • Price
    • Apply to existing Virtual Servers - move the slider to the right to assign the system service add-on to all the VSs in your cloud built from this template
  6. Click the Assign button to finish. 






Manage vCenter Template Recipes


To assign system service add-ons to a vCenter template:

  1. Go to your Control Panel> Cloud > vCenter Template list. You'll see a list of imported vCenter templates, available on your cloud. 
  2. Next to the template in question click the Actions button and select the Manage Recipes option. 

Use drag and drop feature to assign a recipe to a desired event.

You can assign template recipes to the following events:

  • VS provisioning - run the recipe during the virtual server provisioning
  • VS disk added - run the recipe while adding a disk to the virtual server
  • VS network interface added - run the recipe while adding a network interface to the virtual server
  • VS network interface removed - run the recipe while deleting a network interface from the virtual server
  • VS disk resized - run the recipe while resizing a virtual server disk
  • VS resize - run the recipe while resizing the virtual server
  • VS IP address add - run the recipe while adding an IP address the virtual server
  • VS IP address remove - run the recipe while removing an IP address from the virtual server
  • VS start - run the recipe while starting the virtual server
  • VS reboot - run the recipe while rebooting the virtual server


To use recipes with own Windows templates, the templates must be version 3.1 or later.

Note that a VS related recipe is always executed first, for example:

  1. You have two recipes, one assigned to a template and another assigned to a VS.
  2. You assign both of them to a required event.
  3. After the VS is built, the VS related recipe is run first.
  4. Next, the template recipe is run.

This execution order is also relevant when the VS related recipe and template recipe are both assigned to the same event.


To use drag and drop:

  1. Click the arrow button in front of the required event to unfold it.
  2. Select the required recipe in the left pane and hold it down with the left mouse button.
  3. Drag the recipe up to the right pane and release the mouse button to drop the recipe and add it to the required event.



Delete Recipe


  1. Click the arrow button in front of the required event to view the list of recipes assigned to it.
  2. Click the Delete button next to the recipe you want to remove.