An administrator wants to use standard images for virtual machine deployment. What are two benefits that can be achieved by creating these images as templates (Choose Two)?
easier to upgrade and manage multiple VMs
templates deploy faster than cloning
base images cannot be directly modified
less disk space used for base images
VirtualCenter Templates Usage and Best Practices, page 3.
Overview of VirtualCenter Templates
Templates have been redesigned to fit into the new VMware Infrastructure inventory model and have been updated to address the need to keep virtual machines updated with the most recent operating systems and application patches. Instead of saving virtual machine templates in a completely separate inventory, VirtualCenter 2 stores templates into the main inventory with other virtual machines. However, templates are identified by a different icon and by the ability to prevent them from powering on. As such, templates can now be:
+ Viewed from the "Virtual Machines and Templates" or the "Hosts and Clusters" inventory views. + Quickly converted back and forth between virtual machines that can be powered on and receive updates and templates that cannot powered on, but can be used as the source images from which to deploy new virtual machines.
+ Stored in monolithic (runnable) virtual disk format for quick templatet- virtual machine conversions or stored in sparse (non-runnable) virtual disk format to conserve storage space.