KVM template is pre-defined clone image of the virtual machine from which you can deploy a new virtual machine.

SolusVM supports 2 types of template:

From SolusVM version 1.12.00 KVM based virtual servers can be built from pre-created templates. With the release of version 1.12.00 templating is limited to a system that we call “Generation 1”.

Generation 2

Here is an outline of what the Generation version mean and its limitations:

Generation 1 templates have RAW storage format and bigger size comparing to Generation 2 templates in QCOW2 format (https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization/3.5/html/Technical_Guide/QCOW2.html)