A virtual machine does not usually provide any useful service until it is configured with a workload that consists of an operating system and one or more applications. Installing an operating system in a virtual machine parallels the process performed for a physical computer. A virtual machine operating system can be installed using original media, an imaging tool, ISO images, or PXE-based installation. Table 11-4 lists the virtual machine requirements for each of these installation methods.
Table 11-4. Virtual Machine Guest Operating System Installation Options
The virtual DVD drive must be mapped to the physical host drive containing the original media.
The virtual ...