VMWare Workstation Player Installation & Configuration

VMWare Workstation Installation

Installation of VMWare Workstation Player consists of the steps:

  • Navigate to the link: https://www.vmware.com/
  • Click on the Downloads tab.
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  • Click on Free Product Downloads, then select Workstation Player.
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  • Select the download option as per the operating system you are using.

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  • Once downloaded, executable files get stored in a location. Double click on it.
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  • Click on Run.
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  • After installation, the welcome pop-up appears, click on Next.
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  • Accept the license agreement checkbox.
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  • Click on Change if you want to modify the default location of download.
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  • If you want to participate in the user experience, select all the options.
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  • If you want to create shortcuts after installation, select the options.
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  • Click on Install.
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  • After some time the installation is completed. Click on Finish.
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  • Click on the icon created on the desktop.
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  • The welcome screen of the VMWare Workstation Player opens up.
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Create VMWare Virtual machine

VMWare Virtual Machine

  • Click on the Create a New Virtual Machine link.
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  • Select the option Installer disc image file, then click on Browse.
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  • Browse and select the ISO image file.
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  • Enter a Virtual machine name. Also, you can Browse and add a location for the virtual machine.
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  • Specify the maximum disk size. Also, select the option Store virtual disk as a single file option.
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The recommended size for the CentOS 7 is 20GB.
  • The settings of the virtual machine get displayed. Click on Customize Hardware if you like to add more CPU or memory.
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  • Click on Finish.
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  • Reboot your system. As the system comes back, click on the VMware Workstation icon.
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  • The virtual machine created now is displayed. Click on it and select the option Power On.
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  • Select Install CentOS 7 and click on Enter.
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Wait for the installation to complete.

Virtualization

It is a process of building a software-based, or a virtual representation of something, such as virtual applications, servers, storage, and networks.

Companies offering virtualization products are:

  • VMWare
  • Microsoft
  • Citrix
  • Redhat
  • Oracle
  • Amazon
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Huawei

Virtualization items include:

  • Hypervisor = Host/ Virtual Server
  • Virtual Machine = Guest OS = VM
  • Virtualization Manager = vCenter, OVM
  • Virtual Desktop
  • P2V = Physical to virtual
  • Snapshot
  • Clone or cloning

VMWare

VMWare, Inc is a software company that gives cloud computing and virtualization software and services. It was the first company to virtualize x86 architecture. Its software allows users to build more than one virtual environment or computers on a single computer or server. It has 60%-75% of the market share.

About Author :

Myself Debomita Bhattacharjee, an IT employee with 6+ years of experience in Software industry. My area of interest is Automation testing and Front End Development.

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