How to create Windows 2008 Virtual Machine?

June 27, 2011 — 3 Comments

Step by step instruction to create Windows 2008 Server using VMware virtual machine.
In this case, I am connected to my ESX host where I am going to create a new virtual machine to install Windows 2008 server.

1. Connect to your ESX Virtual Host and right click and create New Virtual Machine

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2. Select the appropriate configuration. How would you prefer to configure your virtual machine?

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3.  Select a Name and Location for this Virtual Machine. What do you want to call this virtual machine and where do you want it located?

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4. Choose a Datastore for the virtual machine. Where do you want to store the virtual machine files?

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5. Choose the Guest Operating System. What guest operating system do you plan to use with virtual machine?
I am going to select Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64-bit

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6. Virtual CPU’s. Configure the number of virtual processors in the virtual machine. I am going to select 2 virtual processors for my Windows 2008 virtual machine

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7. Memory. Configure the virtual machine’s memory size for your Windows 2008 virtual machine.
I am going with recommended memory for creating Windows 2008 Virtual Machine

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8. Choose Network. Which network connection will be used by the virtual machine?
Going with default network adapter to create Windows 2008 virtual machine

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9. Define virtual disk capacity. What size do you want this virtual disk to be? For my Windows 2008 server virtual machine, I am going with 40GB disk size

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10. Ready to complete new Windows 2008 virtual machine. When you click on Finish,
ESX host will create your virtual machine and it’s ready for Windows 2008 OS installation.

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In my next post, I am going to show you how you can install Windows 2008 OS to the new Virtual Machine which I created.

3 responses to How to create Windows 2008 Virtual Machine?

  1. 

    Thanx nice post …

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