Saving an environment as a template is useful in a number of ways.
How to save an environment as a template
From the Left Navigation menu choose Environments, and then select the environment you wish to save a template. You will be redirected to the environment details page.
Choose Save as template from the Action dropdown in the Top Navigation menu.
In the Create new template window enter a name for the new template and then click Create.
Tip: Add a version number to your template to help you and other users identify the template. For example “Course X – Environment template (version 2.0)”
Heropa will now start preparing the template by cloning the VMs and configuration. This process can take between 5 minutes and 1 hour depending on the size of the environment and amount of disk storage used.
How to check the status of a new template
You can check on the status of the template by opening the template details page. You will notice that the new VM images have a status of Pending while the cloning process is happening in the background. Once all VM images have a status of Available the new template is ready.