creating a new VM with VMWARE

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I am about to click finish on creating a new VM for the 1st time.  Attached is the screenshot of the finish screen.  I need to know if there are any other steps I need to do after this.  Do I need to load the OS (windows server 2008) or give this VM an IP address?  Any help would be appreciated.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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We use DHCP.  Should I reserve and address for this VM instead?  Do you have any tech links that would assist me on installing the OS?
Are the amount of VM's you can create with server OS installed on them based on Microsoft licensing or is that a VMWARE ISSUE?  Sorry if I'm not asking this correctly.
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We use DHCP.  Should I reserve and address for this VM instead?  Do you have any tech links that would assist me on installing the OS?

That very much depends on how you work in your environment, we reserve all IP Addresses in DHCP, and then statically allocate and IP Address to Production Services.

I have included a link above, see here

Part 7: HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server

don't forget VMware Tools

Part 8: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server

Are the amount of VM's you can create with server OS installed on them based on Microsoft licensing or is that a VMWARE ISSUE?  Sorry if I'm not asking this correctly.

You can install as many VMs as you have resources for, BUT you must ensure they are correctly licensed with Microsoft!

It is no different to the physical world.

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