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How To Install an Operating System On A VMware

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    How do I install the operating system on VMware? Before you learn about the steps that we provide, it's a good idea to know what VMware is, its benefits, and how it works.

    You need to know that VMware is a technology created by Dell that you can use to virtualize. The name VMware itself comes from a branch of Dell, namely VMware, Inc. and they became the first company that was declared successful in virtualizing the x86 architecture on a commercial basis.
     
    You can run VMware software on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. The server named VMware ESXi is a hypervisor that you can run directly on the server without the need to add an operating system.

    VMware was first built in 1998 which in its first year was still run in secret. Then in the second year, VMware was officially launched and introduced with its first product name, VMware Workstation.

    Then in 2001, VMware has started to enter the market with several products, such as VMware ESX Server and VMware GSX Server. Two years after that, the name VMware Virtual Center, Virtual SMP, VMotion appeared. In 2004, VMware had support on 64 bit and that's the year EMC acquired VMware.

     

    What is VMware and its Advantages?


    Tutorial on How to Install an Operating System on VMware for Beginners

    The benefits that can be obtained for users who use VMware are that they can get experience to try out hardware virtually.
     
    Simply put, you can create a virtual computer within the computer itself. In addition, you can also run more than one operating system on one computer, where the first is the original operating system of the computer and the second is a virtual operating system.

    Meanwhile, the use of VMware on the server computer aims to optimize the use of hardware on the server by dividing the physical server into several virtual servers. Later the virtual server will carry out their respective duties and functions.
    How to Install an Operating System on VMware for Beginners

    How to Install Operating System on VMware?


    For desktop computer users, VMware can be used to run more than one OS. For example, you can install Linux OS on VMware and Windows OS on your computer. Here are the steps on how to install the operating system on VMware.

    1. First you have to Download VMware Here and install as usual.
    2. After that open VMware then select File.
    3. To create a new virtual machine, select New Virtual Machine.
    4. Here we select Typical for the configuration type. Next select Next
    5. In the Installer disc image file (iso) option, please select Browse to select the desired operating system. Here I want to install the Windows 10 operating system. Next select Next. 
    6. For the Version option, select Other followed by selecting Next.
    7. Enter the desired virtual machine name then select Next.
    8. Enter the desired number of virtual hard disks in the Maximum disk size option. I think 25 GB is enough. Don't forget to also select Split virtual disk into multiple files. The reason why I chose this option is because we can then move the virtual machine files and run them to another computer easily. Next you select Next.
    9. In this step, you select Customize Hardware. I suggest for Memory / RAM, you set it to 512 MB (recommendation for Windows 10 so that later you don't get an error if the amount of RAM is too small). Then select Close.
    10. The next step you select Finish.
    11. To run a virtual machine, just select Power on this virtual machine. The installation window will appear like this. You just need to continue with the steps for installing the operating system.


    Closing


    Those are the steps on how to install the operating system on VMware for beginners. In theory, this application will imitate and also create an imitation version of the hardware that you will use. Some hardware such as RAM, CPU, and HDD will have their own virtual.

    Then for software called a hypervisor, it will play a role in managing the allocation of resources originating from physical computers so that later they can be used on virtual computers.

    Then the main OS is called the host OS while the virtual OS is called the guest VMware OS. Don't worry because the performance of the main operating system will not be affected by the virtual operating system.

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