Creating a virtual machine in the web interface of VMware vSphere

3 July 2024

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To create a virtual machine in the VMware vSphere web interface:

  1. In the web interface of VMware vSphere Client, enter administrator credentials.
  2. In the left pane, click the vSphere_hosts icon.

    The Hosts and clusters page opens.

  3. Select the data center and the storage in which you want to create a virtual machine.

    The workspace displays the properties window for the selected storage.

  4. In the control panel, in the Actions drop-down list, select New Virtual Machine...

    The Virtual Machine Creation Wizard opens.

  5. Follow the steps of the wizard:
    1. Select a method for creating the virtual machine.
    2. Enter the name and location of the virtual machine.
    3. Select computing resources.
    4. Select the virtual data storage.
    5. Configure the compatibility with the virtual infrastructure.
    6. Select the guest operating system.
    7. Set up the hardware configuration of the virtual machine.
    8. Confirm the creation of the virtual machine.

The virtual machine with the defined settings will be created and displayed in the list in the left pane.

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