You can deploy an OVF template from a local file system accessible to the vSphere Web Client, or from a URL.


Install the Client Integration plug-in before you deploy an OVF template. This plug-in enables OVF deployment from your local filesystem. See Install the Client Integration Plug-In.
Note: Depending on the security settings of your browser, you might have to explicitly approve the plug-in when you use it the first time.


  1. Select any inventory object that is a valid parent object of a virtual machine, such as a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host.
  2. Select Actions > Deploy OVF Template.