You select a virtual machine to clone, and you can optionally select to customize the guest operating system and the virtual machine hardware. You can also select to turn on the virtual machine when you complete the creation procedure. You can change the properties of the guest operating system, such as the computer name, and network and license settings, which helps prevent conflicts that can result if virtual machines with identical settings are deployed. You can add a CD device such as an ISO file to install the guest operating system, or reconfigure the virtual machines' hardware, such as storage or networking, before you deploy the virtual machine.
This page appears only if you opened the New Virtual Machine wizard from a inventory object that is not a template.
If you start the deploy operation from a template, you select the customization and power options on a later page in the wizard.
- Search for or browse to the virtual machine, and select it.
- (Optional) Select Customize the operating system to customize the guest operating system of the virtual machine.
- (Optional) Select Customize this virtual machine's hardware to configure the virtual machine's hardware before deployment.
- (Optional) Select Power On Virtual Machine after creation to power on the virtual machine after creation is complete.
- Click Next.