When you connect to an ESXi host by using the VMware Host Client, you can deploy virtual machines from OVF and VMDK files, and from OVA files.

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You can create a virtual machine in the VMware Host Client by using OVF and VMDK files, or OVA files. However, several limitations are applicable to this deployment method .

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Use the New Virtual Machine wizard to deploy virtual machines from OVF and VMDK files, or from OVA files.

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Select the OVF and VMDK files, or OVA file for the virtual machine that you would like to deploy.

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Select the datastore in which to store the virtual machine configuration files and all of the virtual disks. Each datastore might have a different size, speed, availability, and other properties.

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In the Ready to complete page, review the configuration selections that you made for the virtual machine.