This is a very basic tutorial to create a simple virtual machine running on a VMware ESX(i)/vSphere host.
As prerequisites, you need an ESX(i) server and an installed vSphere Client. They must be of the same version (for example, vSphere Client 5.5 won’t work with ESXi 6).
In this post we’ll see how to create a virtual machine for a Windows Server 2012 operating system.
Launch the vSphere Client and specify IP and access credentials of the ESX(i) server:
Click Create a new virtual machine:
Name the new virtual machine:
Select the resourse pool:
You can select on which datastore you want to maintain the VM files:
Select the operating system that will be installed on the VM:
Leave the default configuration:
Check Thin Provisioning (the virtual disk files will occupy only the space needed for the data saved into the vdisk):
Check Edit the virtual machine settings before completion and click Continue:
Now you can customize the hardware specs of the virtual machine. Click Finish to create the VM: