How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?VMware ESXi is a Hypervisor Type 1 product and therefore needs to be installed on a physical server. By running multiple virtual machines on VMware ESXi, you can get rid of server costs.
How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

For more information about VMware ESXi, check out what is VMware ESXi, vSphere, and vCenter. It is recommended to install the VMware ESXi on a server, but you can use and test it in a test environment with a virtualization program. Otherwise, using VMware ESXi with virtualization programs is illogical.

In our previous articles, we installed Windows operating systems with VMware ESXi. In this article, we will install Ubuntu 17.10 which is a popular operating system based on Linux.

If you want to browse our VMware ESXi articles;

If you also want to install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware Workstation and Hyper-V virtualization programs, take a look at the links below.

How to Install Ubuntu on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

With VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5 running on the VMware Workstation 14 Pro virtualization program installed on the Windows 10 Enterprise operating system, follow the steps below to install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10.

   Step 1

Connect to your VMware ESXi server using a web browser and click on the Log in button after you type your username and password.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 2

To create a new virtual machine for Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10, click on Virtual Machines in the left pane and then click Create / Register VM.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 3

In the New Virtual Machine window, select Create a new virtual machine, and then click Next.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 4

Specify the operating system family and version of the Ubuntu 17.10/18.04/18.10 virtual machine and click on the Next button.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 5

Select Datastore1 and click Next.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 6

To add the Ubuntu 17.10/18.04/18.10 ISO file to the virtual machine, click Datastore ISO File from CD/DVD Drive 1.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 7

Once the Datastore Browser is open, select the ISO file and click the Select button.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 8

On the Ubuntu 17.10/18.04/18.10 virtual machine settings on VMware ESXi 6.5, enable the Hardware Virtualization and Performance Counters options and click the Next button.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 9

Assign the RAM and HDD values to the Ubuntu virtual machine according to the hardware specifications of your computer. After you specify the 3 GB RAM value, click on the Next button.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 10

The summary information of the virtual machine to be installed on VMware ESXi 6.5/6.7 is as shown below. Click the Finish button to continue.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 11

Run the virtual machine by clicking Power on.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 12

Ubuntu 17.10/18.04/18.10 installation is starting…

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 13

Select your operating system language and click the Install Ubuntu button.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 14

Click the Continue button.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 15

To use the entire hard disk space that you assigned to the virtual machine, select Erase disk and install Ubuntu and click the Install Now button.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 16

Click the Continue button to confirm that you want to write the changes on the hard disk.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 17

Continue by choosing the region you live in.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 18

Select your keyboard layout Click the Continue button.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 19

Type your Ubuntu user name and specify a new password.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 20

Wait while installing Ubuntu on VMware ESXi…

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 21

Restart the system by clicking on the Restart Now button after the installation copies the files.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 22

To reboot the system, press the setup media and press Enter. If the installation media can not be removed, close the virtual machine and open its settings.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 23

Change the option in the place where you added the ISO file as follows.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

How to Install VMware Tools for Ubuntu Virtual Machine on VMware vSphere ESXi 6.7/6.5?

Once you have installed Ubuntu on VMware ESxi, open the Terminal on your desktop and switch to Root access to install VMware Tools. Next, follow the steps below to install VMware Tools.

   Step 1

To install VMware Tools on the Ubuntu virtual machine, execute the following command.

apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop -y

 
How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 2

After installing VMware Tools, restart the virtual machine and do a Full Screen. If the virtual machine is not running in full-screen mode, close the virtual machine and proceed to the next step.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 3

Change the Video Card hardware setting of the Ubuntu virtual machine to Auto-detect settings and click the Save button.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 4

Once you restart the virtual machine, you can use full-screen mode.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

   Step 5

You can check the Ubuntu operating system version in Settings / About.

How to Install Ubuntu 18.10/18.04/17.10 on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5?

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How to Install Ubuntu on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5? ⇒ Video

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  Final Word

In this article, we have installed Ubuntu on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5 running on VMware Workstation 14 Pro. And finally, we have installed VMware Tools for the Ubuntu virtual machine. Thanks for following us!

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