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Booting the New Virtual Machine

Booting the New Virtual Machine

Once you have created the new virtual machine, power it on. Follow the typical virtual machine startup sequences. The following is a brief description of that process.

  1. Power on the target virtual machine.

    Windows 2000 and greater will automatically detect new hardware

  2. Attach the installation media as CD-ROM or ISO.

    This is required only if you are booting a Windows NT Server 4.0 and you are installing an SMD PCInet NIC.

  3. Remove any stale devices.

    Windows NT Server 4.0 requires manual steps.

  4. Install the AMD PCNet Family adapter (Windows NT Server 4.0 only) manually if you are using vlance.
  5. Install VMware Tools.

    Accept the VMware PCI adapter (if you are using vmxnet)

  6. Test the new target virtual machine.

    Review the Windows Event Log for errors, and reconfigure the services and devices accordingly.

  7. Test the applications.

    The application users or owners should verify that the behavior is correct.

  8. Ensure that the keyboard and mouse are working properly.

    In some instances, you may not have keyboard or mouse input at the Welcome to Windows page. If this happens, power off, then power on the virtual machine. Keyboard and mouse input should be enabled after rebooting.

  9. Install the latest SVGA.

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