VMware Workstation is software that allows you to create a virtual machine that runs in parallel with the physical computer. So who should use this software? How to optimize the use of VMware Workstation? So join GEARVN to learn detailed instructions on how to create a virtual machine and install it with Vmware Workstation right away!

Why use VMware Workstation to create virtual machines?

Currently, low-reputation websites, which can be understood as "fake" sites, are created for the purpose of surreptitiously exploiting your PC 's resources. This will definitely affect the performance of the machine.

Not to mention the malicious code attached to download files from untrusted sites. Surely you don't want one day when you turn on the computer, it will start slowly, the data will not fly. This greatly affects work, especially large businesses that need absolute confidentiality of information.

Therefore, virtual machines are said to be the ideal environment to check files and websites that are suspected of having viruses. In some large enterprises and schools, with the PC Workstation configuration, the virtual machine even assumes the position of the main server for the whole system. VMware Workstation according to many studies and reviews of experts is currently the most stable software.

Regular users are people working in the IT industry, databases, testers or gamers who want to hang many nicks but have IP restrictions. 

Notes to know before using VMware Workstation

First, you need to have enough memory to run the operating system, the virtual operating system, and all the programs it runs with. So you need to equip at least 4GB of RAM to use VMware Workstation for website testing or installing some drivers.

Second, you are required to use a 16 or 32 bit display adapter. Sometimes tasks with 3D effects won't work on the virtual OS, that's why it's impossible to play heavy games on the virtual OS.

Finally, at least 200GB of free memory is needed in case you have to store a lot in the virtual machine.    

Install and optimize VMware Workstation the most standard

Step 1 : Download VMware Workstation software HERE and proceed with the installation (during the installation process just Agree and click “ Next ” until “ Finish ” appears, you are already successful. for Linux) 

Note !!!! The VMware Workstation Pro version has the same usage and interface as VMware Workstation, so in case there is an upgrade to the Pro version, you can still follow the instructions below.

Step 2 : After the installation is complete, right-click on the icon as shown and select " Run as administrator " to launch the program. 

Select New Virtual Machine >>> Typical . VMware will notify you to choose the installation media. 

In case if VMware supports your current operating system version, there will be an Easy Installation option .   

Physical disc : Install Windows with disc.

ISO image : If you have an ISO file of Windows, you can access the path to the ISO file for installation.

Step 3 : Enter the Win product key used on the virtual machine (can use the Windows key of the main machine). 

Enter user information and password to protect the virtual machine.

Step 4 : Enter the name of the virtual machine and the location to save the virtual machine on your physical computer to avoid confusion when creating many different virtual machines.

Step 5 : Set DISK SIZE    

The most difficult part of the installation steps is that here, you have to calculate the amount of space needed from installing Windows to the programs that need to be stored on the virtual machine. 

Fortunately, you don't have to worry about installing windows, because VMware has a Recommend section to calculate the amount of space needed to install windows. Depending on the purpose of use, you can expand it by at least 20GB to comfortably use.

Step 6 : Build virtual PC configuration

Configure the virtual machine by selecting " Customize Hardware ", here you can completely configure the configuration and connection methods as you like, but of course cannot be equal to or stronger than the real machine configuration. 

If you only need basic tasks, only 1-2GB is enough to use. Network Adapter should choose NAT to ensure the best transmission.

Step 7 : Confirm and proceed with the automatic installation 

Step 8 : Install Windows as usual and check the results

If you have provided all the correct information, the machine will automatically operate without you having to do anything.

A small tip for you is that when the installation is successful, in the VM section, the Install VMware Tools section will appear.

VMware Workstation User Manual

  • Turn on / off: To start the virtual machine, find " Power on this virtual machine " to start using it. 
  • To “Shutdown”, go to the VM in the toolbar. Select Power and choose 1 of 2 ways: 
  • Power off : it can be understood that you have completely unplugged the power of the system
  • Shut Down Guest : Shut down the machine with the Shut Down button and the virtual machine will automatically open when you log in to VMware.
  • Snapshot : each Snapshot is the state of the machine saved at a certain time. With this utility, before downloading or opening a questionable website, you just need to take a snapshot and test it. If your device has problems downloading files, you have your own backup to rewind from the beginning.