Basic admin tasks using Web Client – deploy VM from ovf template

Quick step by step guide about deploying VM from OVF template using vSphere 5.1 web client

  • Log in to vSphere Web Client 
  • From Inventory click on vCenter –> Hosts (you can choose datacenter or cluster object from inventory as well)
deploy VM from OVF template

deploy VM from OVF template

  • Right click on selected ESXi host, cluster or datacenter –> Deploy OVF template
  • Specify source URL or path to OVF template file
  • select destination parameters:
    • DataCenter
    • Target datastore or datastore cluster
    • virtual portgroup
select destination DC for VM

select destination DC for VM

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).