Virtualization

How to create a VMware vSphere virtual machine utilizing all available features

Step 7: Choose the operating system

Deciding which operating system should run on the virtual machine is important. For current server operating systems, this will set important options such as 64-bit execution mode. Windows Server 2008 R2 is available only in x64, so selecting the correct operating system will ensure the optimal performance of the virtual machine from the base configuration. This starts with the virtual machine BIOS that is assigned to each virtual machine. vSphere supports a number of new operating systems, including DOS, SCO OpenServer, SCO UnixWare, OS/2, FreeBSD, Windows 3.1 and others.

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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.

10 comments
hpatel
hpatel

Hi - I'm not able to see the PDF button below the title .. am I not looking in the right place? How can I download the slides as PDF? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks,

acegdbrown
acegdbrown

Please put this in a PDF file where I can save it on my local disk. When I saw the 16 web pages I had to load just to see one step at a time, web pages with all the extraneous baggage like advertising, etc., I do not want to look at the article, and I am not. Give me an introduction with a PDF file I can quickly download and page through, and I am great with that.

buchanan_david
buchanan_david

To be useful as a reference, an article with this many images should be available as a PDF download. Sixteen web pages to read the entire article is too much.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

I don't see it either. The original article and instructions were posted in Sept. 2010. The TechRepublic site was completely overhauled in January 2011. It looks like the PDF button Selena talked about is no longer a feature.

modeler4
modeler4

great idea for the pdf, why doesn't the person who thought of the idea first do that(i.e., create a pdf with permission from TR)

Selena Frye
Selena Frye moderator

Some recent functionality added to our gallery tool allows auto-PDF generation. Leaves a bit of white space between slides, still, it's all in one downloadable doc now. Just click the PDF button in the action bar below the title to download. I hope that helps.

Lord Deonast
Lord Deonast

Thanks Selena, I guess it was so obvious up there that I didn't even notice that feature. Works well. Thanks