A resource template is a model for a group of resources.
The template contains a hierarchy of resources, groups, and agent
prototypes that is a starting point for creating new resources.
Resource templates contain agent prototypes, which represent agents that are not yet
installed or connected to an environment. When you create an environment, you can use a resource
template as a model for the environment. Then, you can map real agents to the agent prototypes in
Resource templates provide a pattern for an environment. For example, you can use resource
templates to represent dynamic cloud environments. See Importing resource templates from clouds.
If you define environment templates in an
application template, you must use resource templates to define the resource models for the
environment templates. See Creating application templates
Note: If you create an environment with an environment template and then add
component mappings to the resource template used by the template, the new component mappings are
added to the environment. However, if you remove component mappings from the resource template,
the component mappings are not removed from the environment.