How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

In this article, we will be reviewing the steps to create and install a new virtual machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

Before installing an operating system on VMware Workstation, you need to create a new virtual machine. Creating a virtual machine on VMware consists of easy and simple steps.

Before you create a new virtual machine on VMware Workstation, you need to do VMware Workstation 12 Setup or VMware Workstation 14 Setup. If you are using a Linux-based Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Debian operating system, you can access the relevant articles from the links below.

How to Install VMware on Ubuntu
How to Install VMware on Debian
How to Install VMware on Linux Mint

Creating a new virtual machine on VMware includes the same steps in the 12, 14, and 15 Pro versions of VMware Workstation.

How to Create and Configure a New Virtual Machine VMware Workstation

To create a VM on VMware Workstation 15 or VMware Workstation 14/12, follow the steps below in order.

   Step 1

Open the VMware Workstation 15/14/12 program and click File.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 2

From the options opened, click New Virtual Machine.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 3

Select Custom (Advanced) to configure more advanced settings in the New Virtual Machine Wizard window.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 4

Click the Next button.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 5

Workstation 12.0 in the Choose the VM Hardware Compatibility window is selected by default because VMware Workstation 12 Pro installed. Once configuring VMware hardware compatibility, continue by pressing the Next button.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 6

There are 3 options in the Guest Operating System Installation window.

1. Installer Disc

To use the CD/DVD media to install the operating system on the VM, you need to select the Installer Disc option.

2. Installer disc image file (iso)

To use the ISO file to install the operating system on the VM, you need to select the Installer Disc Image File option.

3. I will install the operating system later

If you want to create the VM first and then install the operating system, you can continue by selecting option 3.

Select the option you have selected and click on the Next button.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 7

In the Select a Guest Operating System window, select the operating system you are going to install and click Next to continue.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 8

In the Name the Virtual Machine window, type a name for the virtual machine, select the location where the virtual machine will be located, and click Next.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 9

In the Firmware Type window, you can choose the operating system’s boot configuration BIOS or UEFI. By default, the BIOS option is selected. Select BIOS and click the Next button.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 10

In the Processor Configuration window, configure the number of processors and the number of cores according to the hardware specifications of your computer and click on the Next button.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 11

In the Memory for the Virtual Machine window, select the RAM size you want to assign to the virtual machine and click Next.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 12

In the Network Type window, you can configure the network settings of the virtual machine. Changes you make in VMware’s Virtual Network Editor interface will affect network settings. For VMware virtual machine network settings, you can look at the following articles.

How to Configure Bridge Networking in VMware
How to Configure NAT Networking in VMware
How to Configure Host-Only Networking in VMware

Select Use network address translation (NAT) by default and click Next.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 13

In the Select I/O Controller Types window, select the LSI Logic SAS option selected by default and click Next.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 14

In the Select a Disk Type window, select SCSI (Recommended) for the type of disk and click Next.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 15

In the Select a Disk window, select Create a new virtual disk and click Next.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 16

There are 2 options in the Specify Disk Capacity window. These;

1. Store virtual disk as a single file option; the disk file of the virtual machine will be saved as an entire file.

2. Split virtual disk into multiple files option; the disk of the virtual machine will be stored by dividing into pieces.

If you select Allocate all disk space now option, on your disk will be used disk space as the size of disk space allocated for the virtual machine. This option is an important criterion for the VM performance.

Select one of the two options and click Next to continue the steps to create the virtual machine in VMware.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 17

In the Specify Disk File window, type a name for the virtual disk of the virtual machine you created and click Next.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 18

If there is a setting you want to change in the above steps in the Ready to Create VM window, click the Customize Hardware button and configure your settings.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

   Step 19

Once you have successfully completed the steps for setting up a new virtual system on VMware Workstation 15/14/12, you can start the operating system installation by adding the CD/DVD or ISO file to the virtual pc.

How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

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   Final Word

In this article, we have discussed how to install a new virtual machine on the VMware virtualization program step by step. Once you have created a new virtual computer, you can install a Windows, Linux or MacOS operating system. Thanks for following us!

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