You can create a virtual machine on a remote server, but certain requirements must be met for the server.

Before you begin

  • You have login credentials for the server where you want to create the virtual machine.

  • The server is defined in the Virtual Machine Library.

  • Sufficient space exists on the server to accommodate the virtual machine.

  • The remote server is running VMware Workstation Pro, VMware ESXi or VMware vCenter Server.

Important:

Fusion does not include operating systems to install in virtual machines that you create. You must obtain the operating system and any necessary product keys.

Procedure

  1. Select File > New.

    The Create a New Virtual Machine assistant starts.

  2. Click Create a virtual machine on a remote server.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Select the server from the list in the Choose a Server window, and click Continue.
  5. Select the host and datastore from the Choose a Host and Datastore window, and click Continue.
  6. (Optional) : If the server supports folders, select a folder location for the virtual machine and click Continue.
  7. Select a hardware version from the Choose a Hardware Version drop-down menu, and click Continue.
  8. Select the guest operating system for the virtual machine and click Continue.
  9. Configure the virtual disk by creating a virtual disk or use an existing virtual disk. If you create a virtual disk, use the disk size slider to specify the size of the virtual disk and specify the bus type. Click Continue.

    The Finish window appears.

  10. (Optional) : Change the name of the new remote virtual machine.
  11. Click Finish.

    The new remote virtual machine appears in Virtual Machine Library under the remote server.