FAQs// Enterprise Virtualization OS

How do I create virtual machine?

VM Creation window contains 4 tabs. The mandatory settings for the VM creation are listed in “General Tab”.

The settings in all other tabs are optional. For settings adjustments you can use mouse or for fine tuning the arrow keys.

General tab

VM Name

Name for the new VM

Guest Operating System

Selection of the appropriate guest operating system makes sure that the VM is configured the most optimal way.

ISO Selection

You can select the installation CD for the installation of the Guest OS. Installation ISO must be copied on one of the VM drives. VM drives are accessable via SMB/CIFS and NFS shares.

CPU Selection

Select amount of CPU sockets and cores that you wish to assign to the VM.

VM Memory Size

Select amount of max memory that the VM is allowed to use. GUI will also show you the amount of memory that is currently assigned to all other VMs.

You can also overcommit memory however keep in mind that if all VMs try to use more memory than available that this could cause VMs to crash.

Cluster Drive

Drive that the VM will be installed on

Storage Type

You can select 2 storage types:
RAW – it provides best performance, reserves whole capacity immediately
QED – thin provisioned. Good performance uses spacy dynamically

Resource Size

Size of the VM disk. You can also add additional disks by clicking on Storage Tab and selecting the option Add More Drives. This can be also done later after VM creation.

Display Tab

VMs can be accessed using the embedded console or via VNC viewer. For the best performance and experience we recommend using remote access tools that are running within your VM. Most common is RDP protocol. That is part of all Windows versions and many Linux distributions. Other alternative is external tool such as Teamviewer or similar.

Password: you can password protect the access to individual VMs
Keyboard mapping: set which keyboard mapping the VNC client will be using
VNC Port: define which VNC port will be used for this VM.

Storage Tab

In storage tab you can attach ISO or add additional virtual disks to your VM.

Networking Tab

Under Networking tab you can define how many virtual networking cards you need and also to which hypervisor network they will belong. You can define different virtual NICs to belong to different virtual networks.