VMware VM- Guest OS-Windows Server 2016 Install Guide.

What is Windows Server 2016?

Windows Server 2016 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10.

The first early preview version (Technical Preview) became available on October 1, 2014

Together with the first technical preview of System Center.Unlike previous Windows Server versions, which were released simultaneously with the client operating system,

Windows Server 2016 was released on September 26, 2016, at Microsoft’s Ignite conference and became generally available on October 12, 2016.

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Scope and Purpose:

We will be illustrating how to install a fresh installation of Windows Server 2016 on Vmware Vsphere Virtualization environment.

CPU, Memory and Storage Prerequisites:

A minimum of 1.4 GHz 64-bit EMT64 or AMD64 processor. Quad Core Recommended for production systems.

Disk Space:

For Core installation, a minimum Disk Space of 32 GB is required. Additional 4 GB is required for GUI installation.

Disk Space Capacity Planning:

Microsoft Support recommends 
3X times the RAM size limited up to 32 GB. Which means 96 GB (32×3 = 96 GB)

512 MB ECC supported Memory Modules
800 MB for VM Installations, post installation, reduce RAM to 512 MB.

Network Requirements:
Minimum a Gigabit Ethernet adapter with 1 Gbps throughput.

We will set the based Windows Server 2016 Based Installation with the follow Specs

  • 2 CPU
  • 6G of  RAM
  • 80 G of Disk Space”
  • 1G Network Adaptor Interface.

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