In previous post of this series, we’ve learned about virtual disk types such as thin provisioning, thick provisioning, and SCSI adapters. If you’ve missed previous posts of this series, you can find them here.
- Introduction to vSphere 6.0
- Introduction to Virtual Infrastructure
- vSphere 6.0 Lab Setup
- vSphere Client 6.0
- Install and Configure ESXi 6.0
- Configure IP Address and Hostname of ESXi 6.0
- Configure NTP Client using vSphere Web Client
- Understanding Virtual Machine Files
- Virtual Machine Virtual Hardware
- Virtual Disk Types
In this post, we’ll learn a common but most important part of data center virtualization that is to create a VM. Creating a VM in virtual environment is a simple process, and can be created in several ways. But I’ll use the New Virtual Machine Wizard to create a VM by using vSphere Web Client.
Let’s start the VM creation process step-by-step.
Step 1: Login to vSphere Web Client using your credentials and click “Logon”.
Step 2: Click on the Host and Clusters
Step 3: Right click on ESXi Host, click on “New Virtual Machine”, and click on “New Virtual Machine” again and New Virtual Machine Wizard will open.
Step 4: On New Virtual Machine Wizard, select “Create a new virtual machine” and click “Next”.
Step 5: Enter a VM name in “Enter a name for virtual machine” field and click “Next”.
Step 6: Select a compute resource and click “Next”.
Step 7: Select storage and click “Next.
Note: Make sure in step 6 and 7, “Compatibility checks succeeded” should be ticked and green as shown in figures.
Step 8: Select compatible hardware version. Leave it default if you don’t know.
Step 9: Select Guest OS Version and click “Next”.
Step 10: Customize your VM’s hardware and click “Next”. You can change CPU, Memory, Hard disk size as per your requirement.
Step 11: Verify your configuration settings and click “Finish”.
Wait to complete the process of VM creation.
A virtual machine has been created.
In next post, we’ll see how to install guest OS in a VM which we’ve created. To know more about Virtualization, ESXi, and VMs you can follow VMware vSphere 6 Part 1 – Virtualization, ESXi and VMs course.
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