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Installing VMware Workstation

VMware Workstation is a hosted hypervisor that runs on x64 versions of Windows and Linux operating systems; it enables users to set up virtual machines on a single physical machine, and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine.

To download the VMware workstation player, you can click on the following link https://www.vmware.com/products/player/playerpro-evaluation.html. To install the VMware workstation player, follow the steps given below.

Step 1 Click on “Download Now” as shown in the screenshot below.

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Step 2You will see that a file has been downloaded → double click on it.

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Step 3 A Table will pop-up initializing the installation of VMware → Click “Next”.

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Step 4 Check the box “I accept the terms in the license agreement” → Click on “Next”.

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Step 5 Once again, click on the “Next” button.

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Step 6 Leave the default values and click on “Next”.

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Step 7Once again, click on “Next”.

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Step 8Click on “Install”.
An icon will be created on the desktop. Click on it and a table will pop–up, where you have two possibilities: If you want to use it as a non-commercial version, just enter your email address. If you want to use it as a commercial version, check the second option and enter your serial key.

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Creating a VM with VMware Workstation

To create a virtual machine, we have to follow the steps given below.

Step 1 Click on “Player” → File → New Virtual Machine.

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Step 2 A table will pop-up requesting you to find a “Boot disk”, “Boot Image” or to install OS at a later stage. We will choose the second option and click on “Browse”. Then we have to click on the ISO image, which we want to install. Once all this is done, click on “Next”.

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Step 3 As I am installing windows server 2012, it will pop-up a table requesting to enter the serial key → click directly on “Next”, if you want to activate the noncommercial version for Windows.

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Step 4 After the above step is complete, a dialogue box opens. Click “Yes”.

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Step 5 Click “Next”.

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Step 6 In the “Maximum size disk” box, enter the value of your virtual Hard disk, which in our case is 60GB. Then click on “Next”.

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Step 7 Click on “Finish”.

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Setting up Networking with VMware Workstation

To set up the networking modes of a virtual machine in a VMware Workstation, follow below steps

Step 1 Click on the “Edit virtual machine settings”.

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Step 2 A table will be opened with the settings of networking and on the left hand side panel of this table click on “Network Adaptor”.

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Step 3 On the left of this table, you can see the networking modes as shown in the following screnshots.

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Step 4 If we want to limit the bandwidth usage of a virtual machine, click on “Advance” and set the incoming and outgoing bandwidths.

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