Creating a Virtual Machine

Posted on Sun 21 August 2016 in Virtualization

Step by Step how to create a VM

 From the vSphere console click, 
  File > New > Virtual Machine

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Select TypicalName your VMSelect a datastore, this is where the .vmdk will resideSelect the operating system that will be installedModify network settings as needed or click nextChoose a disk size, something larger than the default, think future data storage needs! 
  Leave the default thick provisioned (dont use thin disks!*)Edit the virtual machine before completion, tick the boxAdjust the RAM to 4GBAdjust the CPU cores to 1\4

Once the VM is ready, right click, edit settings:
• CD/DVD Drive 1Select a datastore ISO file (this would be the OS you want to install)Tick the Connect at Power on button

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* Right click the VM > Power > Power On

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 Right Click > Open Console
  (note the change in icon)

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Complete the OS setup...