How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5? – Creating a new virtual machine with VMware ESXi is very easy. If you have used the VMware Workstation virtualization program before, you do not have to worry about creating virtual machines.
How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

VMware ESXi is a server virtualization software. Once you have installed VMware ESXi on a physical server, you can use the server more efficiently. As a result, VMware ESXi runs on a physical server and acts as a layer between virtual machines and hardware.

In our previous articles, after we explained the VMware ESXi components, we installed VMware ESXi 6.5 on VMware Workstation. You can access these articles from the links below.

In this article, we will set up a virtual machine for the operating systems to be used on VMware ESXi 6.5.

How to Create a New Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

To create a new virtual machine for Windows 7 on VMware ESXi 6.5, follow these steps in order.

   Step 1

Run the VMware ESXi 6.5 server and connect to the server by typing the IP address in the Internet Explorer address line. On the VMware ESXi login screen, type your username and password as shown below and click on the Log in button.

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 2

The first boot view of VMware ESXi is as follows. To create a virtual machine, click Virtual Machines from the options in the left pane.

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 3

In the Virtual Machines window, click Create / Register VM.

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 4

To create a new virtual machine after the New Virtual Machine window opens, select Create a new virtual machine and click on the Next button.

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 5

Type the name of the operating system you are going to run, and click Next when you have configured the Guest OS Family and Guest OS Version sections.

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 6

By default, DataStore1 will be selected because a physical disk is installed on the VMware ESXi server. Click the Next button to proceed to the next step.

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 7

You can configure the virtual machine created on VMware ESXi in the Customize Settings window. For example, to install the operating system on a virtual machine, you can add the ISO file from CD/DVD Drive 1.

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 8

The summary information of the Windows 7 virtual machine is shown below. You can close the window by clicking on the Finish button.

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 9

After creating the virtual machine on VMware ESXi 6.5, click on the virtual machine.

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 10

Start the virtual machine by clicking Power on. You can also open the console screen by clicking on the Windows Logo as below.

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

   Step 11

The virtual machine turned on, but an operating system setup did not start. Because we did not add an ISO file to the virtual machine.

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5?

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How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5? ⇒ Video

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  Final Word

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware ESXi 6.5? – In this article, we have reviewed step by step how to create a virtual machine on VMware ESXi. In the next post, we will be reviewing how to copy ISO files into ESXi. Thanks for following us!

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