Back to basics series to created to help new people who are trying to adopt the virtualization and IT trends. In this blog will explain detailed installation and configuration of Virtual machine , creating template , installing tools and basic operations to be taken care on the VM.
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Virtual Machine Creation
Uploading ISO files to Storage
Step 3: Provide Name
Step 4: Click on the newly created folder
Creating New Virtual Machine
Installing OS on Virtual Machine
Step 15: Click Next
Step 16: Click on Install
Step 17: Select Standard ( Desktop Experience)
Step 18: Accept terms and click next
Step 19:Click on Custom install
Step 20: Select Disk and click next
Step 21: Windows installation will start as shown below. After
installation it will reboot.
Step 22: Provide Administrator password and confirm the same.
Basic OS operations
Step 24: Provide admin password given earlier
Step 25: Once logged in – Open server Manager – Local Server – Click on remote desktop – Allow remote connections – okay
Step 26: Do all the below as per requirement.
- Turn off windows firewall for all zones
- Change time zone
- Turn off defender antivirus
- Turn off IE enhanced settings.
Installing VMWare tools
Step 30 : after a while installation screen will show as below , click next
Step 31: Click complete and next
Step 32: Click install
Step 33: once installed , click finish
Step 34: After the tools are installed , network adapter will show as below.
Step 35: it will request to reboot, click yes.
Preparing VM Template
Virtual Machine Sysprep
Step 36: After reboot login as shown below.
Step 37: Open server c:\windows\system32\sysprep – right click on sysprep and run as admin
Step 38: Click on generalize – shutdown and ok
Converting VM to template
Deploying VM from template
Step 41: Provide the Name of the VM – select the folder for the VM.
Step 42: Click on the cluster or host
Step 43: Select the disk format as thin – select data store and click next
Step 44: Click on customize and power on
Step45 : Change the specs of the VM as needed.
Step 46: Review and click finish to start VM creation.
Step 47: Once the VM is powered on – Click accept
Step 48: Provide admin password twice
Post Installation Operations
Assigning IP to VM
Step 49: Click on send ctrl+alt+del and provide password
Step 51: – un select IPV6 and Click on IPV4 properties – provide ip and dns
Changing computer name
Step 53: Once the Name is changed – server will restart – click on restart.
Join to Domain
Step 55: After the restart login to server and click on server manager – local server – workgroup – click change – select domain and provide domain name.
Step 56: Provide domain credentials to join the machine to domain.
Step 57: Welcome message will appear
Step 58: click ok, so that computer will restart.
Step 59: Click on restart computer
Verify Machine details in domain & DNS
Step 63: Open the DNS manager on the server – verify that the DNS A record for server is created automatically after its joined to domain.
Step 64: verify that DNS reverse lookup record is created automatically
Add Service Accounts to local Admins
Step 65: Login with domain administrator account – open server manager – tools – computer management
Step 66: Click on system tools – local users and groups – groups – Click on administrators – add – select domain and type service account name – check names – okay – okay
Step 67 : Log off from the server and login using the service account.