In this article, we will examine how to install VMware vSphere 6.7U2 on a virtual machine using VM Workstation 15 Pro virtualization software.
How to Build VMware vSphere ESXi 6.7 (6.7U2) on PC/Laptop using VMware Workstation 15.1.0
As you know, VMware vSphere ESXi is a server virtualization solution. In fact, you can test ESXi by installing it on a physical server.
Instead of a physical server, you can setup and run VMware vSphere 6.7U2 to your computer using VMware Workstation. But you may experience performance problems. If the hardware features of your computer are good, you can get more performance from the virtual machine.
It requires a host machine with at least two CPU cores.
It supports 64-bit x86 processors released after September 2006. This includes a broad range of multi-core processors. For a complete list of supported processors, see the VMware compatibility guide at https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility.
It requires the NX/XD bit to be enabled for the CPU in the BIOS.
It requires a minimum of 4 GB of physical RAM. It is recommended to provide at least 8 GB of RAM to run VMs in typical production environments.
To support 64-bit virtual machines, support for hardware virtualization (Intel VT-x or AMD RVI) feature must be enabled on x64 CPUs.
One or more Gigabit or faster Ethernet controllers. For a list of supported network adapter models, see the VMware Compatibility Guide at https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility.
SCSI disk or a local, non-network, RAID LUN with unpartitioned space for the machines.
For SATA device, a disk connected through supported SAS controllers or supported on-board SATA controllers. SATA disks are considered remote, not local. By default, these disks are not used as a scratch partition.
After reviewing the VMware ESXi 6.5/6.7 system requirements, we can proceed to the ESXi installation steps.