If no machines in your environment satisfy your requirements, such as a certain operating system or hardware configuration, you can establish a single new virtual machine. You could configure the virtual hardware, including processors, hard disks, and RAM, when you construct a virtual computer without using a template or clone. A New Virtual Machine wizard can be launched from any object in the inventory that is valid virtual machine’s parent object.
A default drive is configured for VM during the new creation procedure. On the Virtual Hardware page, you can remove this disk and add a new hard disk, pick an existing disk, or add an RDM disk.
Prerequisites to Create Virtual Machine with New Virtual Machine Wizard
Check that you have the following privileges before create New Virtual Machine:
- Virtual machine>Inventory>Create new on destination folder or datacenter.
- Virtual machine>Configuration>Add new disk on the destination folder or datacenter, if you are adding a new disk to virtual machine.
- Virtual machine>Configuration>Add existing disk on the destination folder or datacenter, if you are adding an existing disk.
- Select Virtual machine>Configuration>Configure Raw device on the destination folder/datacenter, if you are using any RDM or SCSI pass-through the device.
- Virtual machine>Configuration>Configure Host USB device on the destination folder or datacenter, incase you are attaching a virtual USB device backed by a host USB device.
- Virtual machine>Configuration>Advanced configuration on the destination folder or data center, if you are configuring advanced virtual machine settings.
- Virtual machine>Configuration>Change Swap file placement on the destination folder or datacenter, if you are configuring swap file placement.
- Virtual machine>Configuration>Toggle disk change tracking on the destination folder or datacenter, if you’re enabling change tracking on the VM disks.
- Resource>Assign virtual machine to resource pool on the destination host, cluster, or resource pool.
- Datastore>Allocate space on the destination data store or data store folder.
- Network>Assign network that the virtual machine will be assigned to.
- Select the role from Menu > Administration > Roles and check the privileges allocated to it.
Procedure to Create Virtual Machine with New Virtual Machine Wizard
- Select New Virtual Machine from the inventory item that is a valid parent object of a virtual machine, such as a datacenter, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host.
- Select a creation type page, select Create a new virtual machine and click Next.
- Select a name and folder page, enter a required name for the VM and select a deployment location for the VM.
- Select compute resource page, select respective host, cluster, resource pool, or vApp where the VM will run and click on Next.
An alarm shows in the Compatibility pane if building the virtual machine at the selected location causes compatibility issues.
Choose a host or a cluster with accessible PMem resources if you wish to create a virtual machine that uses persistent memory.
- Select storage page, choose storage type, the storage policy, and a Datastore or Datastore cluster where to store the new VM files.
Option – Create a virtual machine on a host that has PMem resource
- Choose the type of storage by selecting the Standard or the PMem radio button. With the PMem storage option, by default every virtual machine disk file is stored on the host-local PMem Datastore. You could change the Datastore at later on. Make sure to VM home location must be on a non-PMem Datastore.
- From VM Storage Policy drop-down menu, select a virtual machine storage policy or leave the default one (Optional).
- Select the Encrypt this virtual machine check box to encrypt the VMs (Optional).
- Select a Datastore or a Datastore cluster.
- Select the Disable Storage DRS check box for the virtual machine if you do’t want to use storage DRS with new virtual machine.
Option – Create a virtual machine on a host that does not have PMem resource.
- Select a VM storage policy or leave to the default one.
- Select the Encrypt this virtual machine check box to encrypt the VM (Optional).
- Select Datastore or a Datastore cluster.
- On Select compatibility page, select the VM compatibility with ESXi host versions and click to Next. (Select latest compatibility if you wish to use the latest hardware features.)
- Select a guest OS page, select the guest OS family & version and click to Next.
When you select a guest operating system, BIOS or Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) mode is selected by default, depending on the firmware supported by the OS.
Mac OS X Server guest OS support only EFI mode. If the operating system supports BIOS and EFI modes, you may change it default from the VM Options tab of the Edit Settings dialog after you create the VM and before you install the guest OS. If you select EFI, you cannot boot an operating system that supports only BIOS mode, and the reverse.
Note– Never change firmware version after the guest operating system is installed. The guest operating system installer partitions the disk in a particular format, depending on which firmware versions the installer was booted from. If you change the firmware version, you wouldn’t be able to boot the guest OS.
- Enable Windows Virtualization Based Security (is Optional).
The Enable Windows Virtualization Based Security option is available for the latest Windows OS versions, for example Windows 11 and Windows Server 2019.
- In Customize hardware page, configure the VM hardware and options and click on Next.
You may leave the defaults and configure the VM hardware and options on later.
- In Ready to complete page, review all filled details and click to Finish.
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