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 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

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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...