When you deploy a template to the vCenter Server inventory, you provide a unique name for it. The unique name distinguishes it from existing templates in the virtual machine folder or datacenter. The name can contain up to 80 characters. You can select a datacenter or folder location for the template, depending on your organizational needs.

Folders provide a way to store virtual machines and templates for different groups in an organization and you can set permissions on them. If you prefer a flatter hierarchy, you can put all virtual machines and templates in a datacenter and organize them a different way.


Type a name for the template.


Select or search for the datacenter or folder in which to deploy the template.


Click Next.