Linux – FOG Server – Deploy Virtual Machine

Welcome to my FOG Server series. In this session I will describe how I deployed the virtual machine for my FOG Server. This process is pretty straight forward and done from VMWare vSphere Client. I begin with launching the “New Virtual Machine” wizard. I Select “Create a new virtual machine”, Next…

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I give the virtual machine a name and select a location, Next…

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Select a compute resource, Next…

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I choose a storage location, in my case this will be my Datastore Cluster, Next

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As I have a vSphere 6.7 environment, I select this compatibility, Next…

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I select OS Family and Version, Next…

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From the Virtual Hardware tab, I adjust the virtual hardware according to my needs. Note that I don’t attach any ISO to the CD/DVD Drive at this time.

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In VM Options, I select to boot to BIOS next time, Next…

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Everything looks fines, Finish…

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Once the virtual machine is created, I power it up.

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I open the VMware Virtual Console and can see the BIOS-screen

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From the Advanced tab, I select I/O Device Configuration

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I disable all serial, parallel and floppy devices.

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From the Boot tab, I edit the boot order, so I can boot the virtual machine from an ISO file.

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I save settings and exit

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Next I shut down the virtual machine.

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Finally I attach the Ubuntu Server ISO-file, select “Connect At Power On”, and power on the virtual machine.

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This finishes my session about deploying a virtual machine to host FOG server. I can now start installing the server OS, Ubuntu Server 16.04. This I have made a session about posted here: Linux – FOG Server – Install Ubuntu Server OS

 

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Disclaimer: Every tips/tricks/posting I have published here, is tried and tested in different it-solutions. It is not guaranteed to work everywhere, but is meant as a tip for other users out there. Remember, Google is your friend and don’t be afraid to steal with pride! Feel free to comment below as needed.