Templates

About

A template is a virtual machine encapsulated into a file, making it possible to rapidly deploy new VMs.

Paperspace Templates (Base Images)

Paperspace offers stock templates which include only the Operating System and Paperspace software. A list of base images can be found here.

Custom Templates

Note: There are some additional steps to create a Template from a Linux VM. To create a Linux Template, please follow these instructions.

A custom template can be created from an existing VM. The custom template contains the entire disk image of the original VM. Once a template has been successfully created, it appears as a custom template in the Templates tab in the console.

Limitations: Templates are Machine Type and Region specific. Therefore, if you create a P5000 Windows template in AMS1, that template can only be used to create more P5000 Windows VMs in the Amsterdam data center.

ProTip: Check out our guides for creating Windows and Linux Templates.

Custom Templates & Active Directory

Templates must not be AD joined. Templates are meant to include only the base operating system and programs/settings configured as needed. When a custom template is used to provision a new machine for an AD user, it will be automatically joined to your domain.

Custom Template Pricing

Snapshot pricing is based on the size of your instance.

Size

50GB

100GB

250GB

500GB

1TB

2TB

Price

$3.50

$6

$11

$17

$24

$42