This article contains all steps on how to Create a Virtual Machine within Acronis Cloud Manager. With this article you will be able to complete creating a VM via:
- New Blank VM
- From a VM Template
Acronis Cloud Manager Edition
- Acronis Cloud Manager Free Edition
Step 1: Select the Host and click "Create VM"
Step 2: Select the source - either Create a new blank VM or use a VM Template
Step 3: Specify Virtual Machine Identity
In the Identity tab, you can specify the name, notes, OS Version, storage and if the VM is to be part of a Cluster. For Generation Type, select either Gen1 or Gen2. Once a virtual machine has been created, you cannot change the Generation Type
Step 4: Define Category and Group to display VM in logical view
Step 5: Define Processor parameters
In the Processor tab, you can specify the number of virtual processors, set resource controls and set compatibility to improve performance with different processors versions.
Step 6: Specify Memory options
In the Memory Tab, you can specify the amount of memory to allocate to the virtual machine including enabling Dynamic Memory and reserving buffer sizes.
Step 7: Disk Configuration. Connect and manage SCSI adapters, Virtual Disk and DVD Drives
Step 8: Define Network Adapters Configuration
Step 9: Specify O/S installation options
You have 2 options, Install an operating system later which will leave the VM blank or install an operating system from a bootable source such as DVD drive or by specifying the location of an ISO file in the Datastore
Step 10: Automatic Actions. Configure these Virtual Machine Start/Stop actions as required
Congratulations you have just completed Creating a Virtual Machine using Acronis Cloud Manager!