Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

ESXI 5 and new virtual machine

Posted on 2011-09-15
5
Medium Priority
?
372 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Hi,
I just installed VMware workstation 8, and I also installed ESXi5, they work without any problem.  I can access my esxi though vsphere client 5, and it works fine.  Can I install ubuntu via esxi?  if yes, what is the standard requirement of cpu, memory and disk space for creating a new vm.

I also want to learn redhat linux, but I don't know if it's free.  Do you know where I can get a free redhat?

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:sririta
  • 4
5 Comments
 
LVL 124

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1500 total points
ID: 36546118
Yes, you can install Ubuntu in ESXi and VMware Workstation 8.0. The requirements are exactly the same for a virtual machine as a physical machine.

Red Hat Linux distros are available for download.
0
 
LVL 124
ID: 36546121
Download Free Eval Red Hat Linux here

https://www.redhat.com/rhel/details/eval/
0
 
LVL 124
ID: 36546123
or download Fedora which is based on Red Hat.

http://fedoraproject.org/
0
 
LVL 124

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1500 total points
ID: 36546126
Ubuntu System Requirements

Ubuntu Desktop Edition

    1 GHz x86 processor (Pentium 4 or better)

    512 MiB of system memory (RAM)
    5 GB of hard-drive space
    Graphics card and monitor capable of 800x600
    Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port (or both)

    Internet access is helpful

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements
0
 

Author Comment

by:sririta
ID: 36550148
Hi Hanccocka,

After I installed VMWARE Workstation 8, and couple of OS systems, and now my laptop is very slow.  I am thinking of getting the USB flash drive.  My intention is to install vmware workstation 8, and couple of linux os, and windows for learning.  Do you think 8GB USB drive is good enough?  What would you recommend?

Thanks!
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
It’s time for spooky stories and consuming way too much sugar, including the many treats we’ve whipped for you in the world of tech. Check it out!
Teach the user how to rename, unmount, delete and upgrade VMFS datastores. Open vSphere Web Client: Rename VMFS and NFS datastores: Upgrade VMFS-3 volume to VMFS-5: Unmount VMFS datastore: Delete a VMFS datastore:
Teach the user how to use vSphere Update Manager to update the VMware Tools and virtual machine hardware version Open vSphere Client: Review manual processes for updating VMware Tools and virtual hardware versions: Create a new baseline group in vSp…
Suggested Courses

824 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question