How to create a VMware Server Guest

  1. Connect to VMwareServer host - see VMwareServerConsole for details.
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    Choose Create Virtual machine from Virtual machines tab.

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    Set the VM guest name (in this case genoa) and choose which datastore to store the VM on (in this case centralblob1)

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    Choose the VM guest operating system.

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    Set the system memory and number of CPUs for the VM guest. Note that these can be changed later, despite the contrary advice given (which only applies to Windows guests)

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    Create a new virtual disk for the VM guest.

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    Set the size of the virtual disk. At least for installation, set the Disk Policy to "optimise for performance". You can change this to "optimise for safety" at a later date, but this has a measurable impact on performance and is most appropriate for VM guests that have master copies of data.

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    Add a network adapter.

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    Choose the appropriate network connection to use for the network adapter (normally "bridged").

  10. Don't add a CD drive or USB controller.
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    Verify the settings for your VM before clicking on "finish" to create the VM.

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    The new VM guest will be visible in the Inventory table.

Topic revision: r3 - 19 Jan 2011 - 08:27:16 - StephenQuinney
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