Virtual Machine (VM) is container to run guest operating system like Windows, *nix and etc. Hypervisor layer which is VMware Workstation allow VM to use the resources like Processor, RAM, Storage, Network and etc.
Open VMware Workstation
At File, Click New Virtual Machine.
Select the “I will install…” and click Next.
Select the correct Guest operating system and version. Click Next.
Left the value default or change it if need. Click Nex.t
Set the disk size and click Next.
Review the setting and click Finish.
Here show the VM is created successfully.
VM devices setting can be change to it need. Click Edit virtual machine settings to change the value like Memory, Processors and etc.
Below show the value that have been change.
To install the operating system, edit the setting and load the guest operating system ISO at CD/DVD.
Click Power on this virtual machine and start to install the operating system.
Once the operating system installation is complete. The Virtual Machine is ready.
For my lab I will using VMware Workstation. It is a hypervisor software that share the host resources to the Virtual Machine (VM). Multiple VMs with guest operating system like Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, Ubuntu Desktop, CentOS 7 and etc on the same host.
Open web browser and search for VMware Workstation.
Click on Download VMware Workstation Pro.
Choose and Download the VMware Workstation Pro.
Once the download complete. Run the software.
Tick “I accept the terms…” and click Next.
Tick “Enhanced keyboard driver…” and left the rest as default. Click Next.
At User Experience Setting, click Next.
At Shortcuts, click Next.
Wait until the installation complete.
If have license, click License and install the key. If not click Finish.
Click Yes to restart computer. (Enhanced keyboard driver required to restart to take effect.)
Run the VMware Workstation. Here show the interface of VMware Workstation.