How to Create a Virtual machine in VMWare 9.0 from a VMDK File


Sathish Nadarajan
SharePoint MVP
Published On :   03 Feb 2014
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In the previous article, we saw, how to convert the VHD file into a VMDK file. Now, let us see, how to create a VM on VMWare from this VMDK file.

Let us go with the step by step approaches.

Let us open the VMWare.

 

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Go to the New Virtual Machine Menu.

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Select the Custom on the options.

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Select the Hardware as WorkStation 9.0

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The Operating system, we are not planning to install now. Hence, give later.

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Select the Version of OS, which you will be using.

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Give a name and browse a location folder.

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Select the Number of Processors required for your VM

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Allocate appropriate memory. Even in future also, we can edit the hardware configurations.

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Select the Network Type screen as NAT

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Select the IO Controllers also.

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On the disk selection, choose the second option as “Use an Existing virtual disk”

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Select the VMDK File, which we created.

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Keep the Existing Format

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Click on finish.

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That’s it. We done with our new virtual Machine with our VHD & VMDK.

Happy Coding.

Sathish Nadarajan.

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