To clone a virtual machine to a template, you must select an existing virtual machine to clone. You cannot modify a template after you create it. To change the template, you must convert it back to a virtual machine.

This page appears only if you opened the New Virtual Machine wizard from an inventory object other than a virtual machine, such as a host or cluster. If you opened the wizard from a virtual machine, this page does not appear.


  1. Browse or search for the virtual machine and select it.
  2. Click Next.