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Setting up the needed Network Configuration

1. Create a Virtual Network in VMware Workstation.

In our case, a NAT configuration is best.

VM Creation

1. Create a new virtual machine for the ESXi


Moving to version 16 of VMware Workstation turned out to be a possible solution.

Following are the necessary installation settings:

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

ESXI 6.7.0 Setup

Setting Up an additional Datastore

1. Edit the VM settings in VMware Workstation.

Make sure that the virtual device node is different from the other attached disks, otherwise the disk will not be recognized in ESXi.

2. Add the newly created storage in ESXi.


Installing vCenter Server Appliance

# Login to vCenter


VMware Workstation 15.5  Now Supports Host Hyper-V Mode