You can convert a template into a virtual machine.

When a template that resides on a legacy VMFS2 datastore is converted to a virtual machine, the resulting virtual machine must be registered on the host where the template was created. Select this host as the destination for the new virtual machine.


Start the vSphere Client, and log in to the vCenter Server system.


From the Home page, click VMs and Templates.


Select the datacenter that contains the template.

The virtual machines and templates associated with the datacenter appear in the datacenter panel.


Click the Virtual Machines tab.


Right-click the template and select Convert to Virtual Machine.

The template is converted to a virtual machine.