The easiest and fastest way to install a virtual machine in a VMware vCloud environment is to use templates.
In this case, the creation of a virtual machine takes several minutes. Our templates have pre-installed VMware Tools, a script that increases the file system in a Linux environment. In addition, all updates and operating system fixes are constantly being added. Optimizations of several OS are also supported to improve performance.
NB! By doing something differently, the virtual machine will not work.
You can create a virtual machine or virtual machine if you go to Applications -> Virtual Machines and click the "New VM" button.
A new window will open. Fill in the necessary data, such as name, machine name ... Also, do not forget to remove the tick from Power on. It is essential do not power on the new VM, you need to customize components before that. You will see the templates for the installation. Select the appropriate one and click OK. The new VM will be created with default settings shortly.
You will see a new virtual machine that is turned off. Click on the details to change the important settings.
Under the General tab, everything is prefilled for you.
Under Hardware set the needed amount of vCPU, RAM size and disk size. NB! Do not exceed the subscription limit. Otherwise, the machine will not start. You can also change everything later. You can also add memory and vCPU to the included machine without shutting it down. We suggest not to use CPU hot add. If hot add is disabled overall VM CPU performance is increased by 5-8%.
Next you can determine which network to use. This can be your WAN network or a ready-made LAN network. Don't forget to tick the "Connected" box. IP DHCP is selected by default. However, this only works when you have created the network by yourself and used your own pre-configured Edge Gateway Dhcp service. The DHCP service does not ship with our WAN IP addresses.
We recommend choosing Static-IP Pool, for your virtual machine, where the first free IP for the specified IP range will be provided. You can also select Static-Manual and configure it yourself. In any case, it will automatically set the network settings to the operating system by template.
Under Guest OS Customization make sure that you select Enable guest customization and Allow local administrator password. Otherwise, the network and root password will not be configured and the virtual machine won't be usable. You can set your own desired root password when you remove flag from Auto generate password and type in your password.
If you have pervision Windows server we recommend also to check Change SID.
Under Advanced everything is automatically prefilled with unlimited limits.
Submit all changes and start the machine. For starting your virtual machine open "Actions" and select "Power On".
Only after the VM is Powered On, you can find Administrator or root password in the VM details under Guest OS Customization. In case you have Windows server password, it will change once and you will need to wait for several restarts.
After your virtual machine is up and running, you can use the console for login, just click the screen logo and your VM console will be opened. Or you can access a secure shell or remote desktop depending on the installed OS.
With Microsoft Windows environment you will need to enlarge your partition manually with Disk Management tool if you choosed VM size bigger than 40 Gigabytes. For Linux file system will increase itself automatically when VM storage is increased.
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