To create multiple VMs with the same boot volume, you can create a template from an existing boot volume and deploy VMs from it.
- Before creating an image, ensure that cloud-init is installed in a volume, as described in Preparing templates.
To create a template from a boot volume
- Power off the VM that the original volume is attached to.
- Switch to the Volumes screen, click volume’s ellipsis button and select Create image.
- In the Create image window, enter an image name, and then click Create.
The new image will appear on the Images screen.