Sunday, November 29, 2009

Installing VMware with Oracle Enterprise linux 64 bit

Last few days I was busy with installating R 12 (12.1.1) on VMware. It was very hectic but learning experience for me. In my previous post I have put screens for installing VMware on Windows 7 and Oracle Enterprise linux over and above VM. Here are the explaination of all figures.
Fig 1 : This is the first screen which will see after you click on installation file for VMware 2.0.1, which I downloaded from
Fig 2 : It ask for location. I installed it on my USB external drive so I have it as F drive.
Fig 3 : Now Enter FQDN and change VM Storage Path too.
Fig 4 : Installation in Progress.
Fig 5 : Once the installation is done, you will have an icon for VMware to connect. Just double click on it and make sure you added hostname.domainname in the windows/system32/driver/etc/hosts file. And in IE trusted domain too. Make sure you have username and password for the user you installed on windows session. As it takes Windows username and password for access. Once you are in we have to create Virtual Machine. This is the first screen where you have to give VM name. I gave it RAC1.
Fig 6 : Select Guest operating system, I selected Linux and in version other linux 64 bit.
Fig 7 : Give Memory size, I gave it 1024 MB.
Fig 8 : Create VM disk, I have size of 10GB for this.
Fig 9 : Network Connection keep default.
Fig 10 : Select the place where you will have your Guest OS. As I have DVD for the same I selected E drive.
Fig 11 : I didn't added Floppy Drive and Added USB Controller.
Fig 12 : That's the Final screen and select Finish.
Fig 13 : Once you login now you will see RAC1 (VM), but you have to install some add in for VM connection, so look at the screen and install it.
Fig 14 : Add-in getting installed.
Fig 15 : Once you power on the VM and click on that, make sure you have DVD in your Laptop, as it will going to install OS now.
Fig 16 : Select yes on this message.
Fig 17 : Keep selection as shown in fig.
Fig 18 : Select yes on this figure.
Fig 19 : Add hostname and IP manually.
Fig 20 : Add Root Password.
Fig 21 : Click next to start installation.
Fig 22 : Progress and you are done with installation. It will ask for reboot and some more question to answer and you are done with installation.

Happy Troubleshooting !!!

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