Select the location to store the files for the deployed vCenter Host Gateway template.

Before you begin

Select the disk format to store the virtual machine virtual disks.

Procedure

  1. On the Select storage page of the Deploy OVF Template wizard, select the virtual disk format to store the virtual machine virtual disks.

    Option

    Description

    Thick Provisioned Lazy Zeroed

    Creates a virtual disk in a default thick format. Space required for the virtual disk is allocated when the virtual disk is created. Data remaining on the physical device is not erased during creation, but is zeroed out on demand at a later time on first write from the virtual machine.

    Thick Provision Eager Zeroed

    Creates a thick virtual disk that supports clustering features such as Fault Tolerance. Space required for the virtual disk is allocated at creation time. In contrast to the flat format, the data remaining on the physical device is zeroed out when the virtual disk is created. Creating disks in this format might take much longer than creating other types of disks.

    Thin Provision

    Creates a thin disk, which starts small, at first using only as much datastore space as the disk needs for its initial operations. The disk space grows when the virtual machine needs more storage. Use this format to save storage space. For the thin disk, you provision as much datastore space as the disk requires based on the value that you enter for the disk size.

  2. Select a datastore to store the deployed OVF template.

    The configuration file and virtual disk files are stored on the datastore. Select a datastore large enough to accommodate the virtual machine and all associated virtual disk files.

  3. Click Next.