You can create a virtual machine (VM) in the VMware Cloud Console either by using an existing template or by specifying all the required configuration for your VM. By default, the virtual disks on the VM are configured with thick provisioning. If you want to use thin provisioning, use the vSphere Client to create VMs.



  1. Log in to the VMware Cloud Console at
  2. Click Workloads > Create VM.
  3. Enter the VM configuration details.
    Option Action
    VM Location Enter all the required information such as the name, vCenter, data center, and cluster where you want to create the VM.
    Operating System and Hardware For the Template Source you select, enter the required information for the VM.
    • No Template. Enter the required operating system and the necessary hardware configuration for the VM.
    • Local. Select an existing template. The hardware, operating system, and other configurations on the new VM are taken from the template you select.

    Select the datastore or cluster on which you want the VM to be created.

    Note: The vSAN default policy is applied when you select a vSAN datastore. To create a vSAN datastore with a custom policy, use the vSphere Client.
    Networking You can either select a network or proceed with the default selection.
  4. Click Review and Create.


  • Creating a VM takes a while. Refresh the Virtual Machines page to see the VM you created.
  • After you create a VM, the VM creation is registered as an event on the vCenter with the user name that you used to log in to vSphere+.