You can place the virtual machine in a cluster or on a host that is not in a cluster.

A cluster is a collection of ESXi hosts and associated virtual machines with shared resources and a shared management interface. Grouping hosts into clusters allows you to enable many optional features that enhance the availability and flexibility of your infrastructure.


  1. On the Host / Cluster page of the New Virtual Machine wizard, select the host or cluster where you want to run the virtual machine.
    Note: The Host / Cluster page is only available when you are connected to a vCenter Server system.
  2. Click Next.
    If resource pools are configured on the host, the Resource Pool page opens. Otherwise, the Datastore page opens.

What to do next

Select a resource pool or a datastore on which to run the virtual machine.