Bug 1955665

Summary: [Docs] Instructions to manually remove unique information for creating a template
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Reporter: Anitha Udgiri <audgiri>
Component: DocumentationAssignee: Jiri Herrmann <jherrman>
Documentation sub component: default QA Contact: RHEL DPM <rhel-docs>
Status: NEW --- Docs Contact:
Severity: medium    
Priority: high CC: rhel-docs, ryasuoka, tcapek
Version: 8.0Keywords: Documentation
Target Milestone: beta   
Target Release: ---   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
Whiteboard:
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of: Environment:
Last Closed: Type: Bug
Regression: --- Mount Type: ---
Documentation: --- CRM:
Verified Versions: Category: ---
oVirt Team: --- RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: --- Target Upstream Version:

Description Anitha Udgiri 2021-04-30 15:56:02 UTC
Document URL: 

Chapter 8. Cloning virtual machines Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 | Red Hat Customer Portal
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/8/html/configuring_and_managing_virtualization/cloning-virtual-machines_configuring-and-managing-virtualization


Section Number and Name: 

8.2. Creating a virtual machine template

Describe the issue: 

The following URL in RHEL provides specific details on manually removing unique information from a VM to make it a template.

Chapter 4. Cloning Virtual Machines Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 | Red Hat Customer Portal
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/virtualization_deployment_and_administration_guide/cloning_virtual_machines

But the same information is not present in RHEL 8 docs creating confusion for the Customer on the steps to follow.

Suggestions for improvement: 

Request for the instructions to manually remove unique information

Additional information:

Comment 1 ryasuoka 2021-05-18 00:39:35 UTC
The firstboot is replaced with gnome-initial-setup in RHEL8.
To configure the virtual machine to run configuration wizards on the next boot, we can remove the gnome-initial-setup-done file.

# rm ~/.config/gnome-initial-setup-done

It looks other configuration steps in RHEL7's document can use for my RHEL8.

Ryosuke.