Creating a new Virtual Machine on VMWare vSphere Web Client and Installing the Windows Server 2016 OS

In this blog we will learn Creating an new Virtual Machine (VM) on VMWare Vsphere Web Client and Installing the Windows 2016 Operating System

Below are the easy and simple steps to Creating an new Virtual Machine on VMWare Vsphere Web Client and Installing the Windows 2016 Operating System

Step 1: Right click on Cluster/Resource Pool – Select New Virtual Machine and again select New Virtual Machine

Step 2: Select Create a New VM

Step 3: Provide a Name to the VM and location to place the VM Datacenter

Step 4: Provide the location to place the VM (Cluster/Resource Pool)

Step 5: Select the datastore to store the Virtual Machines files.

Step 6: Select the compatibility for the Virtual Machine(This shows the VM can runs on which ESXi platform)

Step 7: Select the Guest OS Family(Windows/Linux/Solaris) and OS version

Step 8: Provide the Hardware specs to create the new Virtual Machine.

Step 9: Review and complete to create New Virtual Machine

Step 9: We can see the VM is created and click on the Power On and click console to get the console of the VM

Step 10: Attach the ISO of the OS by expanding the VM hardware in the Summary Tab and select Edit Settings

Browse the Datastore ISO or local ISO(I have selected Datastore ISO) and select Connected

Installing Windows Server 2016 on VMWare

Restart the VM. The VM boots using the CD/DVD and the Windows Installation screen appears – Click Next

Select Install NOW

Setup starts

Provide the Product Key of the windows Installation. If you don’t have the Product Key- Select “I don’t have the Product Key”

Select the OS Edition to install

Accept the License Agreement

Select the Type of Installation – Upgrade (if you have Windows 2012 version already installed) Custom (If you are doing fresh installation)

I have selected Custom

Select the Disk to install the Windows OS. Currently we have only one disk attached to the VM.

Select the New

Create the Drive with the space required. Min required is 32GB of Hard disk

The Windows Installation creates System Reserved Space during the Disk Space Creation

Installation Begins

After  installation of OS successfully, the VM reboots and prompts to set the administrator Password.

Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Login with the Administrator Password

Go to the Control Panel – Networking or ncpa.cpl (shortcut to set IP)

Right click on the Ethernet – Properties and Select TCP/IPv4 – Properties

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Set the IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway IP and DNS Server IP Address for the connectivity

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Open the Command Prompt and Check the IP address settings and ping to the Gateway

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We hope this is easy and reliable steps for Creating new VM on VMWare vSphere and Installing the Windows OS toss

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