Creating VMs With ESXi is EASY

Creating Virtual Machines

This video demonstrates how you can easily create a Windows Server 2019 virtual machine via the ESXi GUI and what settings you should use. In addition to this, we will show you step-by-step on how to automate the creation of a virtual machine using VMware PowerCLI.

These steps are tailored more towards the beginner however we’re going to throw in an advanced feature, which is using PowerShell to create a virtual machine for some automation.

Two prerequisites for the PowerCLI automation component
A Windows server running PowerCLI. Here we are running Windows Server 2016 with PowerCLI. Installation steps can be found here.
An automation script can be found on this GitHub page.

During the video, when it comes time to configure certain components of the virtual machine, we touch on a new technology called SGX (Software Guard Extensions).

Here is a link that dives further into the explanation of what this new technology is.