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?
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/