How to create a VMware vSphere virtual machine utilizing all available features

Step 1: Choose where to create a VM

The first step is the inevitable right-click to create a virtual machine. But where can it be created? If vCenter Server is used, virtual machines can be created either directly on a host, in a datacenter, in a cluster, or in a vApp. Whether this is the start of a new virtual machine template or a server for an experiment, the behavior is similar in each situation and starts with the right-click. If scripting is your persuasion, of course there is a PowerShell outlet for that.

By Rick Vanover

Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.