windows server 2008 virtualization install

Posted on 2014-11-07
Last Modified: 2014-12-01
We are fully virtualized.  VMWARE.  I was wanting to install another copy of windows server 2008 R2 as a virtual machine.  Possibly download the trial.  How would I go about installing this as a virtual machine using VMWARE?
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by:Seth Simmons
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this article should help getting it created

HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server

the screenshots show 2012 but works the same for 2008 R2
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by:Mohammed Khawaja
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Are you virtualized on ESXi or are your using vCenter.  If you are using vCenter then you could connect to the vCenter web interface and from there, you could create the VM.  If you are not using vCenter then go to the IP address of the ESXi server using your favorite browser and from the link, download and install vSphere client.  Once you have vSphere client, you need to ensure you have created your datastore as to where VMs can reside, your networking, etc and create your VM.  I suggest you go to VMware site and download documents outlining how to setup and manage ESXi/vCenter environment.
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by:Seth Simmons
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should have asked what version of vmware you are using
that article is for ESX but maybe you are using workstation?
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we are using venter

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by:Seth Simmons
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then the link i first posted applies
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So connect to vCenter Server, and follow my EE Article, on create a VM.

It's the same process, whether connected to ESXi directly or vCenter Server.

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