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Create Virtual Machine using VMWare

Posted by Zahid on January 15, 2010.

This tutorial will walk you through the creation of a virtual machine using VMWare server 2.0.

The first step is to download the VMWare server software from VMware Web Site.
After download install the software. The VMWare server that I am going to use is running on Windows Vista.
So the host system will be Windows Vista and the Guest Operating System will be RHEL 5.

Once the installation is complete open the web console for the VMWare and from the Virtual Machine menu select Create Virtual Machine. The virtual machine creation wizard will start.

1. Select the name of the machine and location where its file will be maintained on your host system.

  • Name and Location
  • 2. On the next screen select the guest operating system.

  • Guest Operating System
  • 3. Define how much physical memory and number of processors this machine will have.

  • Memory and Processor
  • 4. Select "Create a new virtual disk".

  • Hard Disk
  • 5. Provide the capacity of the disk. Leave the check box "Allocate all disk space now" unchecked and its nice to have disk split into 2GB files. Select a SCSI controller for the disk.

  • Hard Disk Properties
  • 6. Select "Add a network adapter".

  • Network Adapter
  • 7. Set properties for the network adapter.

  • Network Adapter Properties
  • 8. Select "Use a physical drive" if you have your operating system installation media on CD/DVD. Select "Use and ISO image" if you have an ISO image of the Operating System installation media.

  • CD/DVD Drive
  • 9. Select "Connect at power on". And if you have used an ISO image then you will be asked for the ISO file here.

  • CD/DVD Drive Properties
  • 10. Select "Don't add a floppy drive" unless you need it.

  • Floppy Drive
  • 11. Select "Add a USB Controller".

  • USB Controller
  • 12. This is a summary of your selected options. Press finish and power on the Virtual Machine.

  • Summary
  • See also:
    How to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    How to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    Install Oracle 10g Release 2 on RHEL 5
    Install Oracle 11g Release 2 on RHEL 5