VMware Workstation Pro: Virtual Machine Setup

Virtual Machine (VM) Setup

The steps taken on this page are for putting the finishing touches on VMs before they are used to create a domain, join a domain, or provision some other role or feature.

Add Additional Hard Drive

If the VM is powered on, right-click the VM, and select Power > Shutdown Guest (Figure 2.17)

Figure 2.17

Right-click the VM, and select Settings… (Figure 2.18)

Figure 2.18

From the Hardware Tab select the Add… button and select Hard Disk. (Figure 2.19)

Figure 2.19

Click the Next button. Leave the SCSI radio button selected and click the Next button. (Figure 2.20)

Figure 2.20

Leave the Create a new virtual disk radio button selected and click the Next button. (Figure 2.21)

Figure 2.21

Leave the disk settings as they are and click the Next button. (Figure 2.22)

Figure 2.22

Click the Finish button. (Figure 2.23)

Figure 2.23

Join Virtual Network

Select the Network Adapter and select the Custom: Specific virtual network radio button. Choose VMnet1 from the dropdown (Figure 2.24)

Figure 2.24

Add Shared Folder

Click the Options tab and select Shared Folders. Select the Always enabled radio button. Check the Map as a network drive in Windows guests box. (Figure 2.25)

Figure 2.25

Click the Add… button and click the Next button. (Figure 2.26)

Figure 2.26

Enter a path or browse and select a path that will be shared with the VM. Enter a name for this path and click the Next button. (Figure 2.27)

Figure 2.27

Leave the defaults for additional attributes and click the Finish button. (Figure 2.28)

Figure 2.28

Select VMware Tools and check the Synchronize guest time with host box. Under VMware Tools updates select the Update Automatically radio button and then click the Ok button. (Figure 2.29)

Figure 2.29

Right-click the VM and select Power > Start up Guest

Press [Ctl+Alt+Insert] keys or right-click the VM and select Send Ctrl+Alt_Del. (Figure 2.30)

Figure 2.30

Enter the password created during setup to log into the VM

Set IP Address and Host name

Server Manager should automatically open but if it doesn’t open it and select Local Server from the left side menu and click the IPv4 address assigned by DHCP, IPv6 enabled hyperlink. (Figure 2.31)

Figure 2.31

Right-click Ethernet0 and select Properties. (Figure 2.32)

Figure 2.32

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button. (DO NOT Un-check the box). (Figure 2.33)

Figure 2.33

Enter the networking information as appropriate for your VM and click the Ok button. (Figure 2.34)

Figure 2.34

Un-check the box for Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and click the Close button. (Figure 2.35)

Figure 2.35

Return to Server Manager and click the hyperlink to the right of Computer name .It will start with “WIN-” followed by a series of random alphanumeric characters. (Figure 2.36)

Figure 2.36

On the Computer Name tab, click the Change button (Figure 2.37)

Figure 2.37

Enter the system name as appropriate under Computer name and click the Ok button. (Figure 2.38)

Figure 2.38

Click the Ok button. (Figure 2.39)

Figure 2.39

Click the Close button and then the Restart Later button. (Figure 2.40)

Figure 2.40

Configure Secondary Drive

Click the Windows icon (bottom left corner of the screen) > Windows Administrative Tools > Computer Management. (Figure 2.41)

Figure 2.41

Select Storage > Disk Management. (Figure 2.42)

Figure 2.42

Right-click Disk 1 and click Online (Figure 2.43)

Figure 2.43

Right-click Disk 1 and click Initialize Disk. (Figure 2.44)

Figure 2.44

Leave default partition style and click the Ok button. (Figure 2.45)

Figure 2.45

Right-click the black bar or the unallocated space next to Disk 1 and select New Simple Volume. (Figure 2.46)

Figure 2.46

Click Next. (Figure 2.47)

Figure 2.47

Leave the default volume size and click the Next button. (Figure 2.48)

Figure 2.48

Leave the assigned drive letter as “E” and click the Next button. (Figure 2.49)

Figure 2.49

Leave the format of the volume as NTFS and click the Next button. Optional: I usually give a name to my volumes such as “Application” to differentiate it from the system volume. (Figure 2.50)

Figure 2.50

Click the Finish button. (Figure 2.51)

Figure 2.51

Install VMware Tools

Right-click the VM and select Install VMware Tools… (Figure 2.52)

Figure 2.52

Open Windows Explorer and double-click the DVD Drive where it should now read VMware Tools. If the installation does not start, browse the drive for the setup64 file and double-click it to start the installation. (Figure 2.53)

Figure 2.53

Click the Next button. (Figure 2.54)

Figure 2.54

Leave the default Typical radio button selected and click the Next button. (Figure 2.55)

Figure 2.55

Click the Install button. (Figure 2.56)

Figure 2.56

Click the Finish button. (Figure 2.57)

Figure 2.57

Click the Yes button to restart the system. (Figure 2.58)

Figure 2.58

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