Creating an environment

There are several ways to create a virtual environment in Skytap:

  • To quickly set up a new environment, create an environment from a public template or a template that has been shared with you. Skytap public templates provide common operating systems and applications that are ready to run. For instructions, see Creating an environment from a template.
  • If you already have an environment in your account, you can quickly clone it to create a separate copy. For instructions, see Copying an environment.
  • To import your own virtual machine into Skytap, see Importing VMs into Skytap.
  • To build your own virtual machine using an ISO image, see Building a VM from an ISO.

Once you’ve created an environment, you can customize it by adding and deleting VMs, editing the VMs, or modifying the networks.