You can optionally select to customize the guest operating system, customize the virtual machine's hardware, and turn on the virtual machine when you complete the creation procedure. You can customize the guest operating system to change properties, such as the computer name, and network and license settings, which helps prevent conflicts that can result if you deploy virtual machines with identical settings. You can add a CD device such as an ISO file to install the guest operating system or you can reconfigure the virtual machine storage or networking, before you deploy the virtual machine.

Note: If you opened the wizard from an object other than a virtual machine or template, the Select Clone Options page does not appear. These options are available on a different page of the wizard.


  1. Select Customize the Operating System.
  2. Select Customize this virtual machine's hardware.
  3. Select Power on virtual machine after creation.
  4. Click Next.