The guest operating system you select affects the supported devices and number of virtual CPUs available for the virtual machine.

See the Guest Operating System Installation Guide for details.

The wizard does not install the guest operating system for you. The New Virtual Machine wizard uses this information to select appropriate default values, such as the amount of memory needed.

1

Select one of the following operating system families:

Microsoft Windows

Linux

Novell NetWare

Solaris

Other

2

If you select Other, enter a display name for your operating system.