VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO

November 28th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine




You are Welcome! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step and Visually How-to Create/Make a New Virtual Machine with a Linux/Unix ISO on VMware Workstation 12 Pro for Microsoft Windows.

And the VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO Guide includes all the Screeshot of the Steps involved.

Especially relevant how this is a Quick & Dirty Guide with just the Basic Settings for Creating VMware Workstation 12 Pro VM from ISO.

Furthermore with VMware Workstation Pro and VMware Workstation you can run Linux, Windows and hundreds of other Operating Systems on a Mac, without burning OS ISO’s and Rebooting.

Finally VMware Workstation 11+ come with the ability to Run Hypervisor Applications such as VMware Workstation inside the virtual machine.

So You can install VMware Workstation in Linux a virtual machine, and then for Example use Workstation to create a Nested Windows Virtual Machine.

VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - Featured
  1. How-to Download Linux Distros ISO’s

    Get Linux ISOs



  2. Create a New Virtual Machine

    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - New VM




  3. Choose the VM Typical SetUp

    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - VM Typical SetUp
    Click on Next.




  4. Browse for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial ISO Image

    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - Load Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial ISO
    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - Load Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial ISO
    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - Load Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial ISO
    Click on Next.

  5. Set-Up VM Name

    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - Naming
    Click on Next.

  6. Select the Guest OS
    This doesn’t matter and so if you just Do Not Find your OS then choose a Linux X.Y Kernel…

    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - Guest OS Type
    Then Click on Next.

  7. Specify the Disk Size to At Least 64Gb

    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - Customize Disk Size
    Take Note: The Disk then will be Auto-Growing so 64Gb here it’s Just the Upper Limit!
    Also it’s Best to Set Disk as Entire instead of the Default 2Gb Chunks…
    Then Click on Next.

  8. Click on the Customize Hardware on Bottom

    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - Customize Hardware

  9. Set the Memory Size
    Set a Reasonable Amount, usually between 1Gb and 2GB. It depends from your OS’s Type…

    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - Set Memory Size
    Click on Close.

  10. Click on Finish on Bottom

    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - Finishing




  11. Then You can Run the Virtual Machine :)

    VMware Workstation 12 Create Virtual Machine from ISO - Running




  12. How-to Install Ubuntu on a VMware Workstation VM

    Ubuntu Installation Steps

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