Desktop templates are classified into system templates and custom templates. System templates are provided by Alibaba Cloud. You can create custom templates. You can save the configurations of commonly used desktops as desktop templates. You can use the custom desktop templates that you create to create cloud desktops with identical configurations. This topic describes how to create a custom desktop template.

Background information

Desktop templates are used to quickly create cloud desktops. Desktop templates include the configurations that are required to create cloud desktops. The following configurations are included in desktop templates:
  • Desktop type: vCPUs, memory, and whether GPUs are included.
  • Disk: the system and data disks.
  • Image: the operating system and related configuration data.


  1. Log on to the EDS console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resources > Templates.
  4. On the Templates page, click Create Desktop Template.
  5. In the Create Desktop Template panel, perform the following operations:
    1. Specify the Desktop Template Name and Description parameters.
    2. Select a desktop type.
    3. Specify the size of the system disk and the data disk.
      Note The disk capacity must be a multiple of 10. Different desktop types support different disk capacities. For more information, see Cloud desktop types.
    4. Select a system or custom image.
      The initial environment of a cloud desktop is determined by the image. Images for Windows and Linux operating systems are available.
  6. Click Create.


The created custom template is displayed on the Custom Templates tab on the Templates page.