Datastores are logical containers that hide specifics of each storage device and provide a uniform model for storing virtual machine files. You can use datastores to store ISO images, virtual machine templates, and floppy images.

You can select from datastores already configured on the destination host or cluster.


On the Datastore page of the New Virtual Machine wizard, select a datastore large enough to hold the virtual machine and all of its virtual disk files.


Click Next.

If you selected a Typical configuration path, the Guest Operating System page appears. If you selected a Custom configuration path, the Virtual Machine Version page appears.