To save time, you can create a virtual machine that is a copy of a configured template. You can open the New Virtual Machine wizard from any object in the inventory that is a valid parent object of a virtual machine, or directly from the template. The wizard provides several options for creating and deploying virtual machines and templates.

About this task

If you open the wizard from a template, the Select a creation type page does not appear.

Procedure

Select to deploy a virtual machine from a template.

Option

Description

Open the New Virtual Machine wizard from any object in the inventory

  1. Right-click any inventory object that is a valid parent object of a virtual machine, such as a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host, and select New Virtual Machine.

  2. Select Deploy from template and click Next.

    The Select a name and folder page opens.

Open the Deploy From Template wizard from a template

Right-click the template and select Deploy VM from this Template.

The Select a name and folder page opens.