You use the New Virtual Machine wizard to create a virtual machine to place in the vSphere inventory. You open the wizard from the vSphere Client.

The selections you make in the New Virtual Machine wizard are not saved until you click Finish on the Ready to Complete page. If you cancel the wizard without completing all tasks, you cannot resume the wizard where you left off. You must start a new creation task.

The vSphere Client must be running.


Display the inventory objects in the vSphere Client by using the Host and Clusters view or the VM and Templates view.


Right-click one of the following objects:




Resource Pool

Virtual machine folder


Select File > New > Virtual Machine.

The New Virtual Machine wizard opens.

Select a configuration path through the New Virtual Machine wizard.