You can deploy an OVF template from a local file system accessible to the vSphere Web Client, or from a URL.

Install the Client Integration plug-in before you deploy an OVF template. This plug-in enables OVF deployment from your local filesystem. See Install the Client Integration Plug-In.

Note

Depending on the security settings of your browser, you might have to explicitly approve the plug-in when you use it the first time.

1

Select any inventory object that is a valid parent object of a virtual machine, such as a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host.

2

Select Actions > Deploy OVF Template.