You can deploy an OVF template from a local file system accessible to the vSphere Web Client, or from a Web URL.

Install the Client Integration plug-in before you deploy an OVF template. This plug-in enables OVF deployment on your local filesystem.


Depending on the security settings of your browser, you might have to explicitly approve the plug-in when you use it the first time.

For more information, see Install the Client Integration Plug-In in the vSphere Web Client.

Select any inventory object that is a valid parent object of a virtual machine, such as a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host.

Select Actions > All vCenter Actions > Deploy OVF Template.