You use vSphere Client to create virtual machines in vCenter Server for View desktops.

Upload an ISO image file of the guest operating system to a datastore on your ESX server.

Familiarize yourself with the custom configuration parameters for virtual machines. See Virtual Machine Custom Configuration Parameters.


In vSphere Client, log in to the vCenter Server system.


Select File > New > Virtual Machine to start the New Virtual Machine wizard.


Select Custom and configure custom configuration parameters.


Select Edit the virtual machine settings before completion and click Continue to configure hardware settings.


Add a CD/DVD drive, set the media type to use an ISO image file, select the ISO image file of the guest operating system that you uploaded to your datastore, and select Connect at power on.


If you are installing a Windows XP guest operating system, add a floppy drive and set the Device Type to Client Device.


Set Power-on Boot Delay to 10,000 milliseconds.


Click Finish to create the virtual machine.

Install a guest operating system on the virtual machine.