Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a virtual machine, part of Up and Running with VMware vSphere 6.
- Now that I have my infrastructure properly configured,…my next step will be to deploy a virtual machine…into my environment.…I'm going to do this from the VMs and Templates tab.…This tab allows for me to create folders…for my virtual machines that are separate from my ESXi host…so that I can organize the virtual machines based…on what they do, not which ESXi host they are running on.…I'm going to create two folders.…Make sure to select New VM and Template Folder.…
I'll label one Servers and another folder for Workstations.…Now to create a virtual machine,…simply right click on the folder,…select New Virtual Machine.…When selecting an OS for a lab environment,…the size and speed of the virtual machine is more important…than the actual function of the virtual machine.…Good options for an operating system…inside of a lab environment would include small versions…of Linux or if you prefer a Windows operating system,…Windows XP is an excellent choice…because it has a very small footprint,…if you happen to have an old Windows XP ISO…
This course teaches the basics of installing, configuring, and maintaining vSphere 6, including installation of the ESXi hypervisor and vCenter Server using a pre-created environment called AutoLab. Following lab creation, Brandon Neill introduces the core components of vSphere (ESXi and vCenter) and shows how to configure storage and networking. Finally, he runs through some typical virtual-machine management tasks, such as creating a virtual machine manually vs. creating one with templates and clones, working with snapshots, and performing a vMotion migration.
- Building a lab environment with AutoLab
- Preparing VMware Workstation
- Accessing the ESXi host
- Using clients
- Configuring networking and storage
- Creating data stores
- Creating virtual machines
- Using templates and snapshots
- Performing migrations