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

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

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

How to Configure a New Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation 15/14/12

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

To create a new VM on your computer, you must first install VMware Workstation. If you are using a Linux-based Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Debian operating system, you can access our articles below.

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

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

How to Install and Configure a New Virtual Machine VMware Software

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

   Step 1

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

File Menu

   Step 2

From the options opened, click New Virtual Machine.

File / New Virtual Machine

   Step 3

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

Selecting the Custom Option

   Step 4

Click the Next button.

New Virtual Machine Wizard

   Step 5

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

Choose the VM Hardware Compatibility

   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.

I will install the OS later

   Step 7

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

Selecting a Guest Operating System

   Step 8

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

Configuring the Name and Location of VM

   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.

Select Firmware Type

   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.

Adding the Processor to VM

   Step 11

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

Adding the RAM to VM

   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 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.

VMware NAT Networking

   Step 13

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

LSI Logic SAS

   Step 14

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

Selecting a Disk Type

   Step 15

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

Creating a New Virtual Disk

   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 VM will be saved as an entire file.

2. Split virtual disk into multiple files option; the disk of the VM 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 VM in VMware.

Store the Virtual Machine Disk as a Single File

   Step 17

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

Configuring the Location of Disk File

   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.

Customize Hardware

   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.

The Steps to Create a New Virtual Machine on VMware Completed

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Creating a Virtual Machine with VMware

   Final Word


In this article, we have discussed how to configure 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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