You can place the virtual machine on a standalone host or in a cluster.

A cluster is a collection of ESX/ESXi hosts and associated virtual machines with shared resources and a shared management interface. Grouping hosts into clusters allows you to enable many optional features that enhance the availability and flexibility of your infrastructure.


On the Host / Cluster page of the New Virtual Machine wizard, select the host or cluster where you want to run the virtual machine.


Click Next.

If resource pools are configured on the host, the Resource Pool page opens. Otherwise, the Datastore page opens.

Select a resource pool or a datastore on which to run the virtual machine.