When you deploy an OVF template, you select the host, cluster, or resource pool. The virtual machine or vApp will have access to the resources of the selected object.

For example, a virtual appliance has access to the memory and CPU resources of the host on which it resides.

If you start the wizard from a resource such as a host, this wizard screen does not appear. But if you start the wizard from a container such as a datacenter of folder, the wizard screen appears.


  1. Search or browse for the host, cluster, vApp, or resource pool on which you want to deploy the OVF template.
    If deploying the OVF template to the selected location might cause compatibility problems, the problems appear at the bottom of the window.
  2. Click Next.