The guest operating system that you select affects the supported devices and number of virtual CPUs available to the virtual machine.

The New Virtual Machine wizard does not install the guest operating system. The wizard uses this information to select appropriate default values, such as the amount of memory needed.


On the Guest Operating System page of the New Virtual Machine wizard, select an operating system family.

Microsoft Windows


Novell NetWare




Select an operating system and version from the drop-down menu and click Next.

If you selected a Novell NetWare guest operating system, the Memory page opens. For all other selections, the CPUs page opens.

You can configure CPUs or memory for the virtual machine.