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VMware vSphere Essentials by Christian Stankowic, Kunal Kumar

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Installing a guest operating system

Installing a guest operating system is the same as installing the operating system in a physical machine. To install a guest operating system, perform the following steps:

  1. Connect to the virtual machine using the console tab.
  2. The administrator can attach the ISO image on to the virtual CD/DVD drive, or directly connect to the physical ESXi host's CD/DVD drive. It is also possible to pass through the CD/DVD drive of the computer accessing the virtual machine's console.
  3. Install the operating system.

Customizing the guest operating system

Whether cloning a virtual machine or deploying a virtual machine from a template, an administrator can customize its guest operating system to change certain properties, such as the ...

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