When you select the typical configuration option in the New Virtual Machine wizard, you must specify or accept defaults for a few basic virtual machine settings.

How to install the guest operating system

A name for the virtual machine and a location for the virtual machine files

The size of the virtual disk and whether to split the disk into multiple virtual disk files

Whether to customize hardware settings

After you create a typical virtual machine, you can add devices and set up custom network connections.

The New Virtual Machine prompts you to select the source media for the operating system that will run inside the virtual machine. You can specify an installer disc inserted in a physical drive, an ISO image file, or you can instruct the New Virtual Machine wizard to create a virtual machine that has a blank hard disk.

The New Virtual Machine wizard prompts you for a virtual machine name and a directory for the virtual machine files.

If you instruct the New Virtual Machine wizard to create a new virtual disk during a custom configuration, the wizard prompts you to set the size of the virtual disk and specify whether to split the disk into multiple virtual disk (.vmdk) files.

You can click Customize Hardware on the last page of the New Virtual Machine wizard to customize the virtual machine hardware.

You can print this worksheet and write the values to specify when you create a typical virtual machine.