When you create a virtual machine, you provide a unique name for it. The unique name distinguishes it from existing virtual machines 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 virtual machine, depending on your organizational needs.

Folders provide a way to store virtual machines 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 in a datacenter and organize them a different way.


Type a name for the virtual machine.


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


Click Next.