Change defaults when creating a new VM

erik.deneve

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Is there a way to change the defaults when creating a new VM with the GUI?
For example we want to always enable 'Qemu Agent', or change the default 'graphical card' or 'Bios'.
 

mira

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There's no way to change the defaults without modifying the code.
But you can create a template for your defaults which you then clone and change the settings you want to customize. This can also be done via the API.
 

erik.deneve

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There's no way to change the defaults without modifying the code.
But you can create a template for your defaults which you then clone and change the settings you want to customize. This can also be done via the API.

Can we just change a file on the server? Or isn't it as easy as that?
 

mira

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No, a change of defaults would require changing the source code. All the changes would then be reverted on a package upgrade.
The easier option would be to use templates with those options set which you then clone and modify instead of creating a new VM.
 

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