How to add image files to Datastore and create Virtual machine in ESXi server

How to add image files to Datastore and create Virtual machine in ESXi server

VMware ESXi server is a type-1 hypervisor and it can be installed on a bare metal. On top of the ESXi server even virtual machines can be created. This tutorial shows how to add images to Datastore and create virtual machine in ESXi server.

 

Installation Procedure

To add image files to Datastore

To start adding the image files to the datastore, select the storage in the Navigator Section. 

storage

 

Now select the datastore1 storage. 

datastore

 

Next click the datastore browser

datastore browser

Create a directory named ISO and click 'create directory'. 

directory

 

Open the ISO directory and click upload. Select the image file to be uploaded. 

ISO image

 

The image file upload is in progress and shown in progress bar on the top right corner. 

image file

 

The image file is uploaded successfully and close the window. 

successfull

 

To create a Virtual machine

To create a VM, select the virtual machine in the navigator. 

virtual machine

 

Click Create VM option. Enter the name and then select the guest os family with version and click next. 

details_vm

 

Select the storage space for the virtual machine. 

storage

 

Now customize the settings for the VM. Choose CPU, add memory and storage settings. 

vm_settings

 

Enter the details to configure the CD/DVD drive

CD/DVD drive

 

Next choose the ISO image file from the datastore. 

ISO image

 

After configuring all the settings, click next

settings configuration

 

Now you can see the summary of the VM settings. click finish to create the VM. 

summary

Next select the VM and click power on option. 

power on

 

Now you can see the CentOS installer screen. 

centos installer screen

 

Wasn't that an easy configuration procedure? It is easy to create virtual machines using ESXi server. Stay connected to know more about various other aspects of ESXi server from our future articles. 


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