Step 17: Map the virtual CD-ROM deviceThe final step to make the virtual machine usable is to map the virtual CD-ROM device to a file of an operating system installer. The most common situation is to map it to an .ISO file. PXE deployments can be used as well. Be sure to check the "Connect at power on" option at the top to ensure that the mapping is correct.
Click the Finish button and the virtual machine is created! At that point, it can be powered on and the operating system installed.
Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.