Parallels templates are pre-configured environments that can be easily deployed to virtual machines or containers through the Parallels Virtual Automation interface. Templates include virtual server configurations including the base operating system and applications. This allows companies to harden or pre-configure operating systems once and use that environment over and over to improve consistency and compliance across the company. A template may also include different software packages and configurations.
A popular example for template usage is a developer environment. In this example, an organization creates a standard template for web development that includes all of the tools and applications needed in the “stack” to enable the developer to perform his work. The template can be created once and stored in the management console. From that point forward, every time a new developer environment is to be provisioned, the template is applied to a virtual environment. The environment is fully configured and ready for use nearly instantly.
Parallels Cloud Server is one of the few virtualization solutions that uses this innovative approach, which enables administrators to deploy software in seconds and manage containers or virtual machines quickly and efficiently, greatly reducing administrative management tasks and associated time.
Parallels Containers Templates Catalog is a library of hundreds of software downloads that can be used to easily create and manage operating systems and applications running in containers within Parallels Containers. Parallels Containers Templates for Linux are pre-configured files with software packages that provide a cost-effective approach to create, deploy and provision virtualized servers.