When you create a new virtual machine, provide a unique name for the virtual machine to distinguish it from existing virtual machines on the host you are managing. After you select a guest operating system, the wizard provides the appropriate defaults for the operating system installation.

The following procedure applies if you want to create a new virtual machine.


  1. Enter a name for your virtual machine.
  2. Select the virtual machine compatibility from the Compatibility drop-down menu.
  3. Select the guest operating system family from the Guest OS family drop-down menu.
  4. Select a guest operating system version from the Guest OS version drop-down menu.
  5. Click Next.