Use the New Virtual Machine wizard to deploy virtual machines from OVF and VMDK files, or from OVA files.

OVA deployment is limited to files under 1 gigabyte in size due to Web browser limitations. If you want to deploy an OVA file greater than 1 gigabyte, extract the OVA file using tar and provide the OVF and VMDK files separately.


  1. Right-click Host in the VMware Host Client inventory and select Create/Register VM .
    The New Virtual Machine wizard opens.
  2. On the Select creation type page of the wizard, select Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file and click Next.