Installing a guest operating system in a Virtual Machine

This Article describe about how to Install a guest operating system in a Virtual Machine


Step 1: Creating a Virtual Machine
A virtual machine is a software only representation of a computer. It is configured with one or more virtual CPUs, virtual memory, a virtual network interface card, and one or more virtual disks. An operating system and applications can be installed on the virtual machine after it is created.
Installing the Operating System
Step 2: Installing the Operating System
A VM cannot start up without first installing an operating system on a virtual disk associated with it. The easiest way to install the operating system on a VM is to attach an ISO and start it up from that ISO.
Install Updates and Fixes
Step 3: Installing Updates and Fixes
Installing the .NET Framework 3.5 Features on Server 2012
Many components are required as per environment like .NET Framework 3.5 to function correctly. You can avoid installing the .NET Framework separately by installing it on the VM before converting the VM to a template.
Licensing Virtual Machines with KMS
Step 4: Installing Hypervisor Tools
Hypervisor tools provide high performance drivers that significantly improve disk and network performance for XenServer and VMware VMs. You may not have all the commands required to manage the hypervisor (start, stop, suspend) and limited performance monitoring capabilities without these tools.

Installation Steps:


1. Double-click Citrix XenCenter on the desktop, if XenCenter is not already open then Click the Sandeep VM.

2. Click the Console tab.
If the VM fails to start, verify that the correct ISO is loaded in the DVD Drive field. If the ISO image is non-bootable, the VM will not start. To correct this issue, select the correct ISO image and then click within the Console page to start the VM


3. Select the desired language, time and currency format, and keyboard or input method, and then click Next. a. English (United States) is selected in the Language to install field.
b. English (United States) is selected in the Time and currency format field.
c. US is selected in the Keyboard or input method field.
d. Click Next.


4. Click Install now and Select Windows Server 2012 Standard (Server with a GUI) and then click Next.
Ensure you select the Server with GUI and not the Server Core Installation option.


5. Select I accept the license terms and then click Next > Select Custom: Install Windows only (advanced).


6. Verify Drive 0 Unallocated Space is selected and then click Next.
It will take approximately 15 minutes to install the operating system.
Note : Before installing OS just format this disk. Click on New > Then type the size which you want to allocate to this system > OK > After that click on Format > OK

After this install start and you can see progress %.


Important: Click Eject to the right of the DVD Drive field to unload the Windows Server 2012 ISO file.