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How to install Windows 2008 R2 64bit Guest OS on Vmware ESXi 5.1

VMware: Installing a Guest Operating System (Windows 2008 R2 64bit) on Virtual Machine

Installing a Windows 2008 R2 64bit Guest OS on Vmware ESXi

Installing a Windows 2008 R2 64bit Guest OS on Vmware ESXi

You can install a guest operating system from a CD-ROM or from an ISO image. Installing from an ISO image is typically faster and more convenient than a CD-ROM installation.

It might be necessary to change the boot order in the virtual machine’s BIOS settings. However, sometimes a virtual machine’s boot sequence progresses too quickly for a user to open a console to the virtual machine and enter BIOS setup.

Right Click on VM -> Options Tab -> Boot Options -> “The next time the virtual machine boots, force entry into the BIOS setup screen”

 Windows 2008 R2 64bit Virtual Machine - Edit Settings- Boot Options

Windows 2008 R2 64bit Virtual Machine – Edit Settings- Boot Options

The virtual machine enters the BIOS setup the next time it starts.

 Windows 2008 R2 64bit Virtual Machine - Edit Settings- Boot Options - CD Drive

Windows 2008 R2 64bit Virtual Machine – Edit Settings- Boot Options – CD Drive

Or

1 Display the Virtual Machine Properties dialog box.

2 Click the Options tab and in the settings list under Advanced, select Boot Options.

3 Enter a delay value long enough to enable the console view to stabilize and for you to connect the CD-ROM using the vSphere Client.

4 Click OK.

5 Open a console to the virtual machine.

6 Power on the virtual machine.

7 While the virtual machine proceeds through its boot sequence, connect your local device, or an ISO image, to the virtual machine’s CDROM drive.

3 Options:

CD-ROM: Insert the installation CD-ROM for your guest operating system into the CD-
ROM drive of your ESX/ESXi host.

ISO image:

a Right-click the virtual machine in the inventory list and select Edit Settings.
b Click the Hardware tab and select CD/DVD Drive.
c In the Device Type panel, select Datastore ISO File and browse for the ISO image for your guest operating system.

User can use the option “VMware: Connect to ISO Image on Local Disk” also which is only available when VM is powered on.

Before Powering on the VM (Option Disabled)

Windows 2008 R2 64bit Virtual Machine - Connect to Host Device

Windows 2008 R2 64bit Virtual Machine – Connect to Host Device

After Powering on the VM (Option enabled)

Windows 2008 R2 64bit Virtual Machine - Connect to ISO image on Local Disk

Windows 2008 R2 64bit Virtual Machine – Connect to ISO image on Local Disk

And If you provide Windows 2008 R2 64bit ISO file then it will start:

Windows 2008 R2 64bit installation on Virtual Machine

Windows 2008 R2 64bit installation on Virtual Machine

Windows 2008 R2 64bit installed on Virtual Machine

Windows 2008 R2 64bit installed on Virtual Machine

References:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_vm_admin_guide.pdf

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VMware vCloud Director

VMware vCloud Director

Vmware Private Cloud• Building blocks (VMware vSphere, SAN and networking) within a vCD environment are often referred to as “resource groups”.• To run a VMware vCloud environment, the minimum components to run are: • VMware vCloud Director (vCD) • VMware vShield Manager • VMware Chargeback • VMware vCenter (supporting the Resource groups) • vSphere infrastructure • Supporting infrastructure elements (Networking, SAN)

VMware vCloud Director• VMware vCloud Director enables you to build private and hybrid clouds that are compatible with VMware public clouds.• New abstraction layer• A layer on top of vCenter and abstracts all the resources vCenter manages.• Adds a self service portal• On top of vCenter/ESX(i)• VMware vCloud Director integrates with your existing vSphere deployment and supports existing and future applications by providing elastic storage and networking via existing interfaces.

How to Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS on VMware ESXi Virtual Machine

Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Guest OS on VMware ESXi

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VMware: Installing a Guest Operating System (Windows 2008 R2 64bit) on Virtual Machine

Use Ubuntu ISO Image insted of Windows

Click on Install Ubuntu x.x

Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - Select Language

Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) – Select Language

Select Region and Timezone

Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - Select Location

Install Ubuntu LTS (Lucid Lynx) – Select Location

Select Keyboard Layout

Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - Select Keyboard Layout

Install Ubuntu LTS (Lucid Lynx) – Select Keyboard Layout

Prepare Disk Space

Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - Prepare Disk Space

Install Ubuntu LTS (Lucid Lynx) – Prepare Disk Space

Account Credentials

Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - Account Credentials

Install Ubuntu LTS (Lucid Lynx) – Account Credentials

Summary

Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - Installation Summary

Install Ubuntu LTS (Lucid Lynx) – Installation Summary

Installation of Ubuntu….

Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - Installation of Ubuntu

Install Ubuntu LTS (Lucid Lynx) – Installation of Ubuntu

Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - Installation of Ubuntu 1

Install Ubuntu LTS (Lucid Lynx) – Installation of Ubuntu

Install Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS (Lucid Lynx) - Installation Complete

Install Ubuntu LTS (Lucid Lynx) – Installation Complete

Done!!!

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A Complete Beginner’s Manual for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

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Difference – Virtual vCenter Server and Physical vCenter Server

Virtual vCenter Server
Physical vCenter Server
VMware Best Practice Not a VMware Best Practice
It does not require dedicated machine Requires a dedicated machine
Affected by vSphere Environment failure Not affected by vSphere Environment failure
Easy to use High availability and fault tolerance feature of vSphere Not easy to configure it for HA and FT
Easy to use vMotion No vMotion
Easy to back up Not easy to back up
Less stable due to virtual resources More stable due to dedicated resources

 

How to build VMware Private Cloud on a Laptop

Following are the series of posts which can be followed to build VMware based Private Cloud in your Laptop.

Laptop Configuration: 1 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM, i5 3rd Generation Processor having VT enabled

Build VMware Private Cloud

1. How to start Free 60-Day VMware vSphere 5.1 Trial
2. what is VMware vSphere 5.1
3. what is VMware ESXi
4. Comparison of VMware ESX and VMware ESXi
5. how to install VMware ESXi 5.1.0 with VMware workstation
6. how to configure VMware ESXi 5.1.0
7. what is vmware vcenter server?
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Not Finished Yet.

 VMware vSphere Essentials  Simplifying VMware vCloud  vTerminology – A guide to Key Virtualization Terminology
 Resource Pools in vSphere DRS Cluster  vCloud Director 5.1 Networking Concepts IBM Storwize V3700: Ideal for VMware Environments

Cloud Computing News – 27th May, 2013

SAP revamps management to focus on cloud computing

Summary: German business software maker SAP said it was revamping its management to sharpen its focus on cloud computing as demand for the service which saves clients money grows. The company said it was now grouping all of its development activities and putting executive board member Vishal Sikka in charge of them from June 1. It also named board member Gerhard Oswald to oversee its new HANA Enterprise Cloud product.

Dell dumps OpenStack and VMware for public cloud, focuses on private clouds

Summary: Dell has dramatically shifted its cloud computing strategy, canceling plans it once had to launch a public cloud service based on the OpenStack open source platform, and discontinuing a VMware-based public cloud it already has on the market.

The Cloud Advantage: Five Reasons Businesses Should Look Skyward

Summary: Built-in Business Continuity and Security, Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Automatic Updates, Quick Time-to-Value, True Mobility and Multi-Office Support

Microsoft Faults IT Security Practices in ‘Cloud Computing’ Report

Summary: Microsoft this week published an assessment of organizational IT security, based on its own survey tool. Microsoft analyzed 5,700 responses to 27 questions using CSRT data gathered between October 2012 and March 2013. The answers were weighted as either positive or negative to determine IT security “maturity” levels.

Interest in private clouds grows as market matures

Summary: Forrester Research Inc. also saw an increase in private cloud interest in one of its annual surveys. Of 1,000 enterprises in North America and Europe, 36% were interested in private cloud in 2012, while in 2013 that number jumped to 46%. That was the biggest jump in all the cloud categories in the survey; by contrast, public cloud went from 31% to 35%.