Create Virtual Machine using VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10

In our Previous post we have discussed “Installation Steps of VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10”. In this post we will discuss how to create a virtual machine using VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10 step by step.

Step:1 Start the VMware Workstation

Dash Home —> Search —-> VMware workstation

Click on VMware Workstation

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Click on “Create a New virtual Machine” option

Step:2 Select the type of Configuration for the virtual Machine.

In my case i have selected the recommended type.

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Click on Next…

Step:3 Specify the installation media.

Installation media can be physical device like CD / DVD or ISO file. In my case i am using an ISO file of Linuxmint-17

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Click on Next….

Step:4 Select Guest Operating System Version.

Click on Next…

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Step:5 Define OS Name & location where OS image will be stored.

By default vmware workstation create operating system image in user’s home directory under vmware folder. We can also change this location as per the requirements

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Click on Next…

Step:6 Specify Disk Capacity for the Virtual Machine.

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Click on Next….

Step:7 Define the resources like CPU and Memory for the Virtual Machine.

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Click on Customize Hardware.

Specify the CPU and Memory for the virtual machine as per your requirement. In this step we can also define the networking for the VM (Virtual Machine) like Nat (used to share host ip address) or Bridge ( directly connected to physical NIC )

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Click On Close and then Click on Finish

Step:8 Start the OS(operating System) installation.

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Complete the OS installation as per the instructions.

Step:9 Manage Virtual Machine : Start, Stop and Pause

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1 Response

  1. paul kelly says:

    And in 4 to 6 weeks it will stop working, the kernel will be updated and it will no longer compile. In a year to 2 years you will stop being able to find fixes for this problem on the internet, or it will be above your technical expertise to apply the fixes and you will cease being able to use VMware at all without spending hundeds of dollars to “upgrade” to the next version. Which is ridiculous for a “free” operating system.

    Which is why I have stopped using VMware.

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