Product : VMware Inc, VMware Cloud Foundation/v3.0, Enterprise
Feature : VM Imaging, Compute, Infrastructure Services
Content Owner:  John Gallucci
Summary
You can clone a virtual machine to a template which can then be used to deploy other virtual machines later
Details
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/com.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc/GUID-FE6DE4DF-FAD0-4BB0-A1FD-AFE9A40F4BFE_copy.html