We recently saw the steps needed to install VMWare Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10, and once this process is complete we can start using it. Something that is not too complicated but frankly requires knowing a few steps to ensure that the end result will be as expected, ie we can have virtual imagess of different operating systems running on our computers.
In this post we are going to show how to create a virtual machine in VMware Workstation 11, Something that would be the logical continuation of the previous post in which we ended the installation. Now that we have it on our computer, then we just have to start it from there the Ubuntu Dash, So we just write ‘Vmware’ in the text field of the search engine offered by the Canonical tool.
Once VMware Workstation has started we are in the tab of ‘Home’ and we click the ‘Create New Virtual Machine’, After this we will have the possibility to use the wizard (which will recommend the simplest steps for our purpose) by selecting the ‘recommended’ options. In case we know very well what we are doing we always have the possibility to use the option marked as ‘advanced’, although this is supposed to be a guide for those who need a little help so we will go with the recommended.
we select ‘Typical’ to tell VMware that we need a virtual machine without too many advanced specifications but rather something basic and for you to walk away as soon as possible. We click on ‘Next’ and the next thing we will need is specify the path in the ISO image which we will use as a basis for our task, so we indicated which is the file (which usually corresponds to some CD of our favorite distro or one we want to try.
Again we click on ‘Next’ and now let’s select the guest operating system, which in our case is Linux as I decided to Use a Linux Mint ISO |. Another click on ‘Next’, now to be taken to the screen where we set the location of the file containing our virtual machine, And the name it will have. That may be what comes to mind, and in my case I put ‘Linux-Mint-17’.
We click on ‘Next’ and here comes an important step as we specify the hardware that our virtual machine will have, Thing for which we will have to click on ‘Customize hardware’. We will have in front of us the window of Virtual Machine Settings in which we can indicate how many processors we will have available, how much RAM, the type of network adapter, the graphics and sound card, the type of screen and others.
We click on ‘Close’ and -after checking the checkbox next to ‘Automatically power on this virtual machine after creation’– en ‘Finish’, And we have already created our virtual machine in VMware Workstation. Now we can start testing it, taking advantage of the fact that with the steps just indicated we have established that the image starts automatically after it has been created.
As we see, the steps are few and very simple, and as in all cases there will be those who prefer this tool virtualization or those who opt for others such as VirtualBox, Parallels (paid) or Quemú among others.