How can I install a guest OS on my VMware VM?


The easiest way to install a guest OS is using the vSphere client. If you have not downloaded the vSpere client, Please refer to the following article:
 
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You also need to have a created VM. If you have not yet created one, please refer to the following article:
How can I add a VM to my VMware server?
Installing a guest OS on an existing VM:
* After you have logged into vSphere, select the VM that you wish to install an operating system on from the left navigation menu. This will open the Getting Started page in the main navigation window
* Under Basic Tasks, click on Edit virtual machine settings. Please note that the VM needs to be in a stopped state. 
How can I install a guest OS on my VMware VM?
The easiest way to install a guest OS is using the vSphere client. If you have not downloaded the vSpere client, Please refer to the following article:
 
You also need to have a created VM. If you have not yet created one, please refer to the following article:

 
Installing a guest OS on an existing VM:
  • After you have logged into vSphere, select the VM that you wish to install an operating system on from the left navigation menu. This will open the Getting Started page in the main navigation window

 

  • Under Basic Tasks, click on Edit virtual machine settings. Please note that the VM needs to be in a stopped state. 

 

  • Click on CD/DVD Drive 1 in the left pane. On the right, you will now see several options.

 

  • Check the box next to Connect at power on in the Device Settings.

 

  • Select the device type. Your VMware server will have pre-uploaded ISO files that you can use to install your operating system. If you would like to use the pre-uploaded ISO files, select Datastore ISO file under Device type, then click on browse to locate and select the correct ISO file.

 

  • Select codero_repo and then select the ISO file for the respective OS you are planning on installing.

  • Click OK to save the settings. 

 

You can now start your VM. You can now complete your install by consoling your VM. This can easily be done using vSphere by right-clicking on your VM under the left pane, and selecting Open Console.

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