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Clone a ServerTemplate


To clone a RightScale ServerTemplate for the purposes of making custom modifications

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You cannot edit a published RightScale ServerTemplate that you imported from the MultiCloud Marketplace (Design > ServerTemplates > MultiCloud Marketplace)  Because you cannot edit a published ServerTemplate, you must first clone it, which creates an editable copy in your 'Local' view.  You are free to customize this version of the ServerTemplate as you see fit.  (Note that RightScripts function the same way.  You must first clone them before you can make any modifications.) 


Select a ServerTemplate that you would like to clone.  For example, you may have an uneditable ServerTemplate that you imported from the MultiCloud Marketplace.

When you click Clone, an editable (private) copy of that ServerTemplate is added to your 'Local' view.  



By default, a version is appended to the template's name to make it distinct from the original ServerTemplate (for example, v10).  As a best practice, we recommend changing the name of the ServerTemplate to help better distinguish the template.  If you are using one of the ServerTemplates published by RightScale, you might want to keep the original version number in the name so that it will be more apparent when a newer version of that ServerTemplate becomes available in the MultiCloud Marketplace.  (for example, "My PHP App Server v9 (clone)")

Notice that you can also see which ServerTemplate it was cloned from (in this case, PHP App Server v9).


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