VMware is a virtualization program. With this program you can install multiple operating systems virtually on our computers. With which we can test or test different operating systems without changing anything in our system.
Many times we want to upgrade to Linux for example but we dare not and we do not know whether we will be capable of running that operating system.
VMware workstation Player with this problem is solved because we can try as many operating systems as you want. This program is shareware but we have 30 days to try it without limitations and only ask us to us to register to download.
VMware Player is compatible with all versions of Windows and can be installed on 64 bit systems; there is also a version for Linux.
In TechyDen manuals you have other programs to create virtual machines that are Virtual Box and Virtual PC.
VMWare Player Installation:
This part of the tutorial is not exactly with all VMware player program versions, simply follow the wizard. With this installation, enter registered serial number.
How to Use the VMware Workstation Player Program:
Opening the program will see the screen where we have to accept the license agreement as shown in the following figure.
Once we accept the license agreement, we show the main program window, which show us three main options as shown in the following image, which are:
- NEW VIRTUAL MACHINE: This will be the option we use in this manual because it is responsible for creating virtual machine.
- NEW TEAM: With this option we add our virtual private network area machines.
- OPEN OR EXISTING VM TEAM: open existing virtual machines.
Creating Virtualization program with virtual machine:
The first thing we will do is create a new virtual machine, it will press for the NEW VIRTUAL MACHINE option and a wizard will open. Just we need to press next to continue.
This step asks us if we want to create our machine with a preset options. Recommended (typical) option to be VMware who set the configuration and will press Next to continue.
The next step is to indicate from which medium will install the operating system.
The next window asks what the operating system will load in our virtual machine, I chose Windows Ubuntu, once selected click on Next to continue.
Now we choose the name and location to save the virtual machine.
Clicking on the tab that says Browse will open a window where you navigate the hard disk to find the folder in which will save our virtual machine once selected click on Next to continue.
Now we have to choose the capacity of our virtual machine. It shows 2 options are:
- allocate all disk space now – allocate all disk space now
- disk split into 2GB files – disk divided into 2 GB
I’ve left unchecked the option, once done press finish.
If everything went well we display a window indicating that the virtual machine been created.
How to install the VMWare Player through Online System:
This is the main window of VMware Player vs Workstation.
Now we will install the operating system, so we’ll just put the CD/DVD with the operating system into the optical drive and click “Start this virtual machine” installed Ubuntu now virtually. As we can see, on the left side we operating systems already installed appear?
Once installation is complete we will have an operating system installed virtually on your computer.
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Source: VMWare work station