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Virtualization with VMWare Infrastructure 3.0

VMWare -VM Creation

Posted by Preetam on February 16, 2007

The virtual Machine’s display name is used to name the files of the Virtual Machine itself. Therefore avoid using special characters, including spaces, in the VM’s display name.

When you create virtual machine you have by default 6 PCI slot, one reserved for Video Adapater and therefore effectively you have 5 to work on.Virtual chipset is Intel 440X-Based motherboard with an NS338 SIO chip. This ensure wider range of OS compatibility.


Maximum of 16 GB RAM and 4 CPU can be allocated to VM. But it is recommended against allocated more than 1 CPU to VM unless and until application on VM is going to make use of it. More CPU is allocated, more hard CPU scheduling has to work, which might cause overburden on Physical CPU.

VM Creation:

In order to create VM you need to have following details handy

  • Location where to Store VM’s files. i.e. VMDK file
  • Location where the ISO Image of the Guest OS is kept.
  • VM’s Name, it Location in Datacenter
  • Number of Processor,Memory Allocation,Disk Size
  • NIC to connect to
  • Virtual Device Node and Disk Mode

What is Disk Mode?

In simple word they way you wish VM to react to changes made to it. If you want to those change permanent select Persistent Mode or select Non-Persistent mode. In non-persistent mode, all changes made to VM is lost when you powercycle VM. Both Persistent and Non-Persistent mode comes under Independant category. There is other category called as Snapshots. Snapshots is selected by default and it allows to take snapshot of disk, you can restore the snapshot, in case you had undesirable result of changes you made.

Virtual Device node asks how you wish to connect VMDK to VM.

More detail Information is available at http://pubs.vmware.com/vi301/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm

Step-By-Step Procedure for creation of VM ScreenShots

1) Virtual Machine Name and Select Datacenter where VM should reside

2) Select ESX server which will Host VM

3) Memory selection

4) Where your VM files, configuration files resides

5) Select OS version to Install

6) Select NICs and remember to select connect a power ON

7) Select disk Capacity

8) Select destination where you wish to store VMDK

9) Select Virtual Disk Node

More information in detail is availabe at http://pubs.vmware.com/vi301/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm


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