Virtual machines can be deployed from scratch or from an existing catalog image. Sometimes, you need more flexibility and control over choices such as the operating system family, hardware version, and amount of memory. In this document, we look at how to create a virtual machine from scratch in *VMware vCloud Air.
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Once you've set up a virtual data center and a network, you're ready to deploy a virtual machine.
If you're not already logged in, to get started:
4. Below the catalog, click the Create My Virtual Machine from Scratch link.
5. Click Build New vApp.
6. In the New vApp - Name this vApp window, complete the following fields, and then click Next.
7. In the New vApp - Add Virtual Machines window, ignore the options to look for catalogs, and click New Virtual Machine.
8. In the New Virtual Machine window, enter the settings for virtual machine name, computer name, hardware version, operating system family, operating system, and hard disk size.
9. Click OK.
10. In the New vApp - Add Virtual Machines window, verify that the new virtual machine was added to the list, and click Next.
11. In the New vApp - Configure Resources window, keep the setting provided for Storage Profile, and click Next.
12. In the New vApp - Configure Virtual Machines window, enter the following settings, and then click Next.
13. Make any other changes needed, and then click Finish.
To confirm the creation of the new virtual machine:
4. Optional: Click the new virtual machine to review the available options for it.