Step by Step how to create a VM
• From the vSphere console click, File > New > Virtual Machine
• Select Typical • Name your VM • Select a datastore, this is where the .vmdk will reside • Select the operating system that will be installed • Modify network settings as needed or click next • Choose a disk size, something larger than the default, think future data storage needs! Leave the default thick provisioned (don’t use thin disks!*) • Edit the virtual machine before completion, tick the box • Adjust the RAM to 4GB • Adjust the CPU cores to 1\4 Once the VM is ready, right click, edit settings: • CD/DVD Drive 1 • Select a datastore ISO file (this would be the OS you want to install) • Tick the Connect at Power on button
* Right click the VM > Power > Power On
• Right Click > Open Console (note the change in icon)
Complete the OS setup...