Generation 1 templates are fixed size byte by byte images. G1 should be used when you need to create a special template that either includes obscure partitions or filesystems that can't be manipulated from the host node. These include but are not limited to FreeBSD (Unix) or logical partitions. G1 templates can still have networking setup by SolusVM, however any filesystem resizing would need to be scripted inside the template.
Generation 2 templates are far more flexible than generation 1 templates in respect to filesystem resizing and configuration. G2 templates should be used if the template operating system is going to be Linux or Windows and uses standard filesystems (ntfs, ext3 or ext4). G2 templates do NOT currently support logical volumes or extended partitions, you would need to use G1 for that.
Starting from SolusVM version 1.13.00 a script is supplied on all slave servers to aid you in creating KVM templates:
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Information is taken from tdn.solusvm.com and can be outdated, so please refer original resource.
Find more at http://wiki.solusvm.com/KVM_Templates