How to create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXI 6.5

Step 1: Create Virtual Machine

  • Login to ESXI and navigate to the left pane.
  • Look for the navigator panel
  • Click on virtual machines
  • Click on Create/Register VM button

Select the Create a new virtual machine option and click Next.

  • Enter the name of your Virtual Machine win10 test-VM
  • Select the compatibility ESXI 6.5 Virtual Machine
  • Select the guest OS family Windows platform
  • Select the OS version windows 10 (64-bit)

Click on the Next button

  • Select the recommended hardware for the OS you selected. In our case we chose the following hardware settings.
  • Click on the drop-down next to Hard Disk 1 and select thick or Thin hard disk provisioning according to your ESXI storage space.
  • A Lazy zeroed disk is a disk that takes all of its space at the time of its creation, but this space may contain some old data on the physical media.
  • An Eager zeroed disk is a disk that gets all of the required space still at the time of its creation, and the space is wiped clean of any previous data on the physical media.
  • Thin provisioning is another type of storage pre-allocation. A thin-provisioned virtual disk consumes only the space that it needs initially, and grows with time according to demand.
  • To load ISO, click the drop-down menu next to CD/DVD Drive 1 and choose Datastore and select the ISO file.

Click on the Next button

Check all your settings again and click Finish button

Step 2: Installing an OS in VM

  • Click on the power on Button to start the VM.
  • Follow the steps to install the OS

1 Comment

  1. Frank January 10, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Well Described!


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