VMware ESXi is the bare metal hypervisor from VMware. This is the software we install onto physical servers in the Datacenter. ESXi is managed by VMware vCenter server.
So, in this blog we are going to install Window Server 2012 R2 on VMware
First, Connect VMware ESXi using vSphere client
Once you connected below screen will come.
Now , create new virtual machine.
Select the configuration type.
Give VM name and Next.
On this screen data store is shown, capacity storage and freed space.
Now, select the Guest Operating System.
i.e Windows, Linux or Other. In this scenario we are installing Windows Server
Select the Network card and Adapter. Mention the number of NIC’s.
Select the Virtual disk size and provisioning.
Preview the virtual machine settings.
Attach the bootable CD and start.
Select the language and all settings as per your requirement.
Choose operating system.
Accept the license and click Next.
Choose the Custom: Installations
Select the Drive and click Next or format as per your need.
Installation will start, it will take 30- 45 min. depending on your VM resource.
Once installation finished, it will ask for credentials.
Type system password and finish.