To create a virtual machine (VM) do the following steps:
- Open the Virtual datacenters view by clicking its icon
- If there are no virtual appliances to hold groups of VMs, click Create a virtual appliance
Enter a Name and select a Virtual datacenter, and enter optional values and click Save
- Open a virtual appliance to hold a group of VMs by clicking the Open button on its card
- To create a VM, click Create virtual machine and select a VM template. You can also double-click the VM template
If there is more than one version of the VM template, you can select another version.
For the Label, enter a user-friendly name for the VM.
If required, select a hardware profile
If required, select a datastore tier, which is the datastore service level, for your VM disk/s
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Select a hardware profile
Select a datastore tier
Accept VM template terms
The platform will create your VM. The status bar on the VM icon displays the NOT_ALLOCATED state, which means that the VM has not been launched into the cloud.