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I have an ESXi 5.0 and VirtualCenter setup. I've created a VM template (let's call it rhel-template) and I want to deploy it from the command-line (via esxcli).

How do I do so?

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Not tempted to use autodeploy and host profiles? – Chopper3 Oct 4 '12 at 14:27

You cannot do from esxcli or from the ESXi host. Template functions are related to vCenter Center with PowerCLI. Have a look at: http://blog.vmpros.nl/2011/01/16/vmware-deploy-multiple-vms-from-template-with-powercli/

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