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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;
- How to Install VMware ESXi 6.5?
- How to Install Windows 7 on VMware ESXi 6.5?
- How to Install Windows 10 on VMware ESXi 6.5?
- How to Create Virtual Machine on VMware ESXi 6.5?
- How to Install VMware ESXi 6.7?
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.
Connect to your VMware ESXi server using a web browser and click on the Log in button after you type your username and password.
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.
In the New Virtual Machine window, select Create a new virtual machine, and then click Next.
Specify the operating system family and version of the Ubuntu 17.10/18.04/18.10 virtual machine and click on the Next button.
Select Datastore1 and click Next.
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.
Once the Datastore Browser is open, select the ISO file and click the Select button.
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.
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.
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.
Run the virtual machine by clicking Power on.
Ubuntu 17.10/18.04/18.10 installation is starting…
Select your operating system language and click the Install Ubuntu button.
Click the Continue button.
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.
Click the Continue button to confirm that you want to write the changes on the hard disk.
Continue by choosing the region you live in.
Select your keyboard layout Click the Continue button.
Type your Ubuntu user name and specify a new password.
Wait while installing Ubuntu on VMware ESXi…
Restart the system by clicking on the Restart Now button after the installation copies the files.
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.
Change the option in the place where you added the ISO file as follows.
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.
To install VMware Tools on the Ubuntu virtual machine, execute the following command.
apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop -y
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.
Change the Video Card hardware setting of the Ubuntu virtual machine to Auto-detect settings and click the Save button.
Once you restart the virtual machine, you can use full-screen mode.
You can check the Ubuntu operating system version in Settings / About.
How to Install Ubuntu on VMware ESXi 6.7/6.5? ⇒ Video
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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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