In this article, we will examine how to setup Ubuntu 17.10 / 18.04 / 18.10 / 19.04 on a virtual machine on vSphere ESXi 6.7U2.
How to Run Ubuntu 19.04/18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7U2
VM ESXi is a Hypervisor Type 1 product and therefore needs to be installed on a physical server. By running multiple virtual machines on ESXi server, you can get rid of server costs.
For more information about ESXi, check out what is VMware ESXi, vSphere, and vCenter. It is recommended to install the ESXi on a server, but you can use and test it in a test environment with a virtualization software. Otherwise, using ESXi with virtualization programs is illogical.
In our previous articles, we installed Windows operating systems with ESXi. In this article, we will install Ubuntu 17.10 which is a popular operating system based on Linux.
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If you also want to install Ubuntu 19.04/18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware Workstation and Hyper-V virtualization programs, take a look at the links below.
How to Use Ubuntu on vSphere 6.7U2
With ESXi 6.7U2 running on the VMware Workstation 14 Pro virtualization program installed on the Windows 10 Enterprise operating system, follow the instructions below to install Linux system.
Connect to your VMware ESXi server using a web browser and click on the Log in button after you type your username and password.
To create a new VM for Ubuntu, click on Virtual Machines in the left pane and then click Create / Register VM.
In the New VM window, select Create a new VM, and then click the Next button.
Specify the operating system family and version of the Ubuntu VM and click on the Next button.
Select Datastore1 and click Next.
To add the Ubuntu 17.10/18.04/18.10/19.04 ISO file to the VM, click Datastore ISO File from CD/DVD Drive 1.
Once the Datastore Browser is open, select the ISO file and click the Select button.
On the Ubuntu virtual machine settings on VMware ESXi 6.5, enable the Hardware Virtualization and Performance Counters options and click the Next button.
Assign the RAM and HDD values to the Ubuntu VM according to the hardware specifications of your computer. After you specify the 3 GB RAM value, click on the Next button.
The summary information of the VM to be installed on VMware ESXi 6.5/6.7 is as shown below. Click the Finish button to continue.
Run the virtual machine by clicking Power on.
Ubuntu 17.10/18.04/18.10/19.04 installation is starting…
Select your operating language and click the Install Ubuntu button.
Click the Continue button.
To use the entire hard disk space that you assigned to the virtual machine, select Erase disk and install Ubuntu and click the Install Now button.
Click the Continue button to confirm that you want to write the changes on the hard disk.
Continue by choosing the region you live in.
Select your keyboard layout Click the Continue.
Type your Ubuntu user name and specify a new password.
Wait while installing Ubuntu in vSphere…
Restart the system by clicking on the Restart Now button after the installation copies the files.
To reboot the system, press the setup media and press Enter. If the installation media can not be removed, close the virtual machine and open its settings.
Change the option in the place where you added the ISO file as follows.
How to Install VMware Tools for Ubuntu Virtual Machine
Once you have installed Linux operating system, open the Terminal on your desktop and switch to Root access to install VMware Tools. Next, follow the steps below to install VMware Tools.
To install VMware Tools in the Ubuntu virtual machine, execute the following command.
apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop -y
After installing VMware Tools, restart the virtual machine and do a Full Screen. If the virtual machine is not running in full-screen mode, close the VM and proceed to the next step.
Change the Video Card hardware setting of the Ubuntu machine to Auto-detect settings and click the Save button.
Once you restart the Linux machine, you can use full-screen mode.
You can check the Ubuntu operating system version in Settings / About.
How to Install Ubuntu Step by Step ⇒ Video
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In this article, we have installed Ubuntu in vSphere 6.7U2 running in VMware Workstation 14 Pro. And finally, we have installed VMware Tools for the Ubuntu machine. Thanks for following us!
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