In this article, we will examine how to install Microsoft Windows 7 on a new virtual machine on the VMware vSphere Hypervisor server.
How to Setup Windows 7 on VMware vSphere ESXi 7.0
Before installing an operating system on VMware ESXi, you need to create a new virtual pc. You will also need to add the operating system’s ISO file to the virtual machine you are creating.
If you want to create a test environment with VMware ESXi, we recommend purchasing a physical server. Because the most important thing for VMware ESXi training is a physical server. However, if you can not purchase a server due to your budget, you can use the VMware Workstation virtualization program.
VMware Workstation for VMware ESXi training/learning may be wrong, but you can use it for the test environment. VMware Workstation is in the Hypervisor Type 2 class while ESXi is in the Hypervisor Type 1 class.
As a result, using Hypervisor Type 1 on Hypervisor Type 2 will be illogical. However, you can use it in test environments.
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After configuring the VM, click on the Next button.
The summary information of the VM is as follows. Click on the Finish button to close the window.
To start the Windows 7 installation, click Power on.
Click on Windows Logo to open the Win 7 VM console screen. After the Microsoft Win 7 installation begins, configure your language, keyboard, and time settings, and then click Next.
To accept the license agreement, select I accept the license terms and click Next.
Make a disk configuration and select Disk 0 Partition 2 and click Next.
Wait while expanding Windows files.
Type your username and computer name, and then click Next to continue.
If you want to configure the license key later, click Next.
Configure your time zone and click Next.
Wait while completing Windows your settings…
The steps to install Microsoft Win7 on vSphere ESXi 6.7U2 has completed successfully! Now, we will install VM Tools on ESXi.
How to Install VMware Tools
After you set up the virtual machine on ESXi, the first thing you need to do is to install VMware Tools. After installing VM Tools, you can use the virtual machine more efficiently. You can also use the VM in full-screen mode.
Select Windows 7 on the virtual machine screen. Then the Windows 7 virtual machine’s setting window will open. To start VM Tools setup, click Actions and click Guest OS from the options listed. From the options in the Guest OS, click on Install VMware Tools.
The installation of VMware Tools on the Windows 7 virtual machine will start as shown below. Click Next to start the VM Tools setup.
In the Choose Setup Type window, select the Complete option and click the Next button.
Click the Install button to start the VM Tools installation.
After successfully completing the VM Tools installation of Windows 7 virtual machine, click Finish.
Restart the virtual computer for the changes to take effect.
The steps to install Windows 7 has completed successfully! You can check the operating system information in My Computer / Features.
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In this article, we have installed the Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit operating system using the server virtualization software. We also have reviewed the steps to install VMware Tools on vSphere ESXi. Thanks for following us!