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.