Avoid copying the template over and over again over scp


I’m testing ONE with 3 HVs with local storage.
Every time I deploy a VM the template is scp-ed over to the HV and the VM started.
This becomes painful with big Windows templates (50GB etc) and leads to long waits and network saturation.

Is there some setting to transfer template once and deploy many times? I’ve been using a competitor product which does this and deployments of even huge templates are near-instant.


Hello… Only by your hand (or scripts):

  • Place your image on your host locally
  • Create template and vm’s with small disk
  • Shutdown new VM
  • Replace VM’s disk file by local image