How to Install Windows 10 on VMware ESXi 6.5?
After creating a new virtual machine for Windows 10 installation with VMware ESXi 6.5, you need to add the Windows 10 ISO file to the virtual machine and start the installation. You can add ISO files to VMware ESXi 6.5 by clicking Datastore / Datastore Browser.
In our previous article, we reviewed the steps to add an ISO file to VMware ESXi. You can find this article on the link below.
If you do not have the Windows 10 ISO file, you can browse How to Download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft. With Media Creation Tool you can download the original Windows ISO files via Microsoft to your computer.
VMware ESXi is actually building on a physical server. However, if you have budget issues, you can test VMware ESXi 6.5 by installing it on a virtualization program. We installed the VMware ESXi 6.5 on VMware Workstation 14 Pro virtualization before and it worked very well. But we recommend that you purchase a second-hand server and install VMware ESXi on it.
After you install VMware ESXi 6.5, you can follow our free VMware ESXi training articles by visiting our site.
In the previous article, we installed Windows 7 with VMware ESXi 6.5. In this article, we will install Windows 10 Enterprise N 1709 using VMware ESXi 6.5 in the same manner.
How to Use VMware ESXi 6.5 to Install Windows 10?
Follow the steps below for installing Windows 10 using VMware ESXi.
After you open the VMware ESXi 6.5 web interface, enter your username and password and click on the Log in button.
From the options on the left pane, click Virtual Machines and then click Create / Register VM.
In the New Virtual Machine window, select Create a new virtual machine and click on the Next button.
After you type the name of the Windows 10 virtual machine and specify the operating system family and version, click Next.
In the Select Storage window, Datastore1 is selected by default because there is only 1 disk on VMware ESXi 6.5. Select Datastore1 and click Next.
To add the ISO file to the Windows 10 virtual machine, click on CD / DVD Drive 1 and select Datastore ISO File. Once the Datastore Browser is open, select the Windows 10 64 Bit 1709 ENG.iso file and click the Select button.
In addition, enable the Hardware Virtualization and Performance Counters options in the CPU hardware settings of the Windows 10 virtual machine, and then click the Next button.
After completing the steps to create a virtual machine for Windows 10 installation on VMware ESXi 6.5, click Finish to continue.
Click the Power on button to run the Windows 10 virtual machine.
The installation of Windows 10 on VMware ESXi 6.5 will start as follows. Install the Windows 10 operating system and finally go to the next step to install VMware Tools.
How to Install VMware Tools for Windows 10 Virtual Machine on VMware ESXi 6.5?
After you install Windows 10 with VMware ESXi 6.5, you need to install the VMware Tools required for the virtual machine. To install VMware Tools for a Windows 10 virtual machine, follow the steps below.
While Windows 10 is running, click Actions and in the list, click on Guest OS / Install VMware Tools.
After the VMware Tools image file is added to the virtual machine, click Run setup64.exe in the notification window below.
In the VMware Tools Setup window, click Next to continue.
Select Complete as the type of installation and click Next.
Click the Install button to start the VMware Tools installation for the Windows 10 virtual machine.
After VMware Tools installation is complete, restart the virtual machine for the changes to take effect.
If the virtual machine is not running in full-screen mode, check your resolution settings.
After changing the resolution, the Windows 10 virtual machine will run in full-screen mode!
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