You can use vSphere Web Access to create virtual machines and add devices to the hardware configuration of a machine.

You must connect to an ESX host to use the Create Virtual Machine wizard.

In the Menu toolbar, select Virtual Machine > Create Virtual Machine to start the Create Virtual Machine wizard.

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You can name the new virtual machine. You can also select the datastore in which to save virtual machine files.

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You can select the type of guest operating system to install on the new virtual machine. Examples include Windows, Novel Netware, Solaris, Linux, and other operating systems.

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You can specify the amount of memory to allocate for a new virtual machine. You can also specify the number of processors to use.

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You can add a hard disk to the new virtual machine by creating a new virtual hard disk or by using a virtual hard disk from another virtual machine.

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You can set up a network in your virtual machine by adding a network adapter.

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You can connect a virtual CD/DVD drive to a physical drive. You can also use an ISO image that is located on the host file system.

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You can add a floppy drive to the virtual machine. You can use a physical floppy drive, a floppy image, or a newly created image stored on the host file system.

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You can add a USB controller to a virtual machine. However, you cannot attach and use USB devices in a virtual machine.

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Before you complete the creation of a virtual machine, you can review the hardware configuration and also add hardware to the virtual machine.

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A new virtual machine is like a physical computer with a blank hard disk. Before you can use it, you must partition and format the virtual disk and install an operating system. The operating system’s installation program might handle the partitioning and formatting steps for you.

You can now power on the virtual machine and start using the guest operating system by starting the VMware Remote Console.