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. You can also open the wizard 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 data center, 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.