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

About this task

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, the host is preselected in the wizard.


  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 or OVA template to the selected location might cause compatibility problems, the problems appear at the bottom of the window.

  2. Click Next.