You can convert a template into a virtual machine.

When a template that resides on a legacy VMFS2 datastore is converted to a virtual machine, the resulting virtual machine must be registered on the host where the template was created. Select this host as the destination for the new virtual machine.

1

Start the vSphere Client, and log in to the vCenter Server system.

2

From the Home page, click VMs and Templates.

3

Select the datacenter that contains the template.

The virtual machines and templates associated with the datacenter appear in the datacenter panel.

4

Click the Virtual Machines tab.

5

Right-click the template and select Convert to Virtual Machine.

The template is converted to a virtual machine.