Creating and configuring Virtual Machine setting

AIM: To install and configure virtual machine in VMware workstation pro 12



  1. Install VMware workstation pro12
    • check on I accept the terms in the Licence Agreement, & click next.
    • choose the appropriate location to install with change button.
    • check, enhance keyword driver & click next
    • In user experience setting
      • check for product on startup, check it.
      • check mark on, help improve VM
      • VMware workstation & click next
    • on shortcuts
      • check on, desktop
      • check on, start menu program folder & check next.
    • Ready to install VMware workstation setting appears, click next.
    • Click the finish button to exit the setup.

      2.   Install windows server 2012 as virtual machine in VMware workstation

    • Before installing WS 2012 as VM in VMware workstation we might want to make sure following thing.
      • at least 2GB memory or more for hyper v & nested VM installation.
      • processor that have intel VT technology supported & enabled.
      • at least 50 GB hard drive space or more for hyper v virtual machine installation.
    • Open VMware workstation on home page .check on add new virtual machine.
    • choose type of installation. I choose custom (advance) & click on next.
    • choose compatibility as work station 10 or 9 & click next.
    • on processor configuration
      • choose number of processor
      • choose no of cores per processor.
      • click next.
    • on memory for virtual machine, setting
      • we must specify the memory size for the virtual machine.
      • click next after configuration.
    • on network type, configuration  I choose NAT so that I can use internet within the virtual machine. then click next.
    • Under 110 controller type, we leave the default,LSI logic SAS, click next button.
    • on select a disk configuration we choose create new virtual disk.
    • Now we specify the disk capacity
      • maximum disk size on GB:
      • I enter 90 GB , so that I will have enough space to install virtual machine in hyper v. click next.
    • browse the location where we want to save the disk file & click next.
    • ready to create virtual machine dialog box, we can see all the information in one place. click finish button.
    • now click edit virtual machine settings to configure installation file of server 2012.
    • select cd/DVD, on right panel, click radio button use ISO image file, click browse & choose ISO file of ws2012 & click ok.
    • click power on this virtual machine
    • Now WS2012 installation process starts
    • After installation completes we can start using ws2012.