In this article, we will learn how to create a virtual machine in the VMware Workstation 16 Pro version.
What is Virtual Machine
A virtual machine, also commonly known as a VM, is a computer system created by using virtualization software on one physical computer to emulate the functionality of another separate physical computer.
A virtual machine allows you to install different operating systems without actually installing them on your physical hardware. It is very helpful for building and testing new applications, trying new operating systems, and also for educational purposes.
Virtual machine technology is used in many places, such as on-premises, public, private, or hybrid cloud environments.
Create a Virtual Machine in VMware Workstation
1. Launch VMware Workstation 16 Pro and click “Create a new virtual machine.”
2. Choose “Typical” and click Next.
3. Select “I will install the operating system later” and click Next.
4. Choose a guest operating system and its version, then click Next.
5. Enter the virtual machine name, and you can also change the default location if you don’t have enough space on your computer’s C drive, and then click Next.
6. Specify the disk capacity for the guest operating system. Choose “Split virtual disk into multiple files“. This will make it easier to move a virtual machine to another computer, but may reduce the performance on very large disks. Click Next.
7. If you want to customize the virtual machine settings, then go to “Customize Hardware.” Once you are done with the settings, review the changes and click Finish to create the virtual machine.
8. A virtual machine has been created.
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You can create and use virtual machines on premises and in a cloud environment. It allows you to install a guest operating system without actually installing it on the physical hardware. We learned in this article how to create a virtual machine in VMware Workstation 16 Pro.