When you create a virtual machine without a template or clone, you configure the virtual hardware, including processors, memory, and virtual disks.

You must have the following privileges to create a virtual machine:

Virtual machine.Inventory.Create new on the destination folder or datacenter.

Virtual machine.Configuration.Add new disk on the destination folder or datacenter, if you are adding a new disk.

Virtual machine.Configuration.Add existing disk on the destination folder or datacenter, if you are adding an existing disk.

Virtual machine.Configuration.Raw device on the destination folder or datacenter, if you are using a RDM or SCSI pass-through device.

Virtual machine.Configuration.Host USB device on the destination folder or datacenter, if you are attaching a virtual USB device backed by a host USB device.

Virtual machine.Configuration.Advanced on the destination folder or datacenter, if you are configuring advanced virtual machine settings.

Virtual machine.Configuration.Swapfile placement on the destination folder or datacenter, if you are configuring swapfile placement.

Virtual machine.Configuration.Disk change tracking on the destination folder or datacenter, if you are enabling change tracking on the virtual machine's disks.

Resource.Assign virtual machine to resource pool on the destination host, cluster, or resource pool.

Datastore.Allocate space on the destination datastore or datastore folder.

Network.Assign network on the network that the virtual machine will be assigned to.

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When you create a virtual machine without a template or clone, you configure the processors, memory, disks, and other virtual hardware.

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When you deploy a virtual machine to the vCenter Server inventory, you name it and select the folder where it will be located.

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When you deploy a virtual machine, select the host, cluster, vApp, or resource pool in which the virtual machine will run.

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When you add a virtual machine to the vCenter Server inventory, you must select the datastore on which to create the virtual machine's disks.

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If the host or cluster where you place the virtual machine supports more than one VMware virtual machine version, you can select a version for the virtual machine.

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

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Before you deploy a new virtual machine, you have the option to configure the virtual hardware.

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Before you deploy the virtual machine, you can review the virtual machine settings.