Updated: 2017-05-22 17:57 EDT

1 Due Date and Deliverables

Do not print this assignment on paper!

2 Purpose:

The purpose of this lab is to build the requisite foundation for completing future lab assignments.

3 Objectives:

Install and configure VM Ware Workstation 12 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

4 Required equipment and supplies:

5 Procedure:

5.1 Install VM Ware Workstation 12

Begin the installation wizard by double-clicking on the executable installation file you downloaded from the Digital Resource Portal. This file should be named VMware-workstation-full-12.1.0-3272444.exe or something similar if you did not rename it.

Pay careful attention to all of the on screen information. If you have questions, ask your lab instructor for clarification. The following section of this lab will point out options that should be enabled or disabled during the installation process and may not give step-by-step direction.

Following the license agreement, the installation wizard asks you to provide a location for the program to be placed in your file system and whether or not you would like the enhanced keyboard driver. Opt-in for the enhanced keyboard driver by clicking the checkbox next to this option.

The User Experience Settings page asks if you would like to check for updates automatically and whether or not you would like to participate in the VM Ware improvement program.

When the installation process has finished launch the application. You may be prompted to type in your license key. This key was provided to you from the Digital Resource Portal when you first downloaded the installation files. Insert your license key here to activate your license.

5.2 Configure Preferences

Select the edit drop down menu and choose preferences. Under the Workspace menu choose a default location where you would like to store your virtual machines.

5.3 New VM

Under the File menu select New Virtual Machine. Select the Custom (advanced) radio button and then click next.

The hardware compatibility should be set to Workstation 12.0 on the Choose the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility page. Click Next.

Select I will install the operating system later radio button and then click next.

Select a Guest operating system. In this case select the Linux radio button and choose Ubuntu 64-bit from the dropdown menu.

Give your virtual machine a meaningful name. If you set the default workspace correctly, you should see the location is set correctly.

The default processor configuration will be sufficient for this course. Increase the Memory to 2048 MB.

Use the default configurations for the NIC, Storage Controller and Hard Drive until you reach the Specify Disk Capacity page. Select Allocate all disk space now and choose the Store virtual disk as a single file.

Review the summary page for accuracy and then click finish. VM Ware will then create a disk on your system (this will take a few minutes to complete).

5.4 Install Ubuntu

In the VM Ware interface select the Ubuntu VM that you just created. Click Edit virtual machine settings.

Select CD/DVD (SATA) and then select the Use ISO image file radio button. Click browse. Navigate to the location in your file system where you downloaded the Ubuntu 16.04 installation ISO.

Click OK and then click Power on this virtual machine.

Once the system boots you will be asked to Try Ubuntu or Install Ubuntu; Click Install Ubuntu.

Select the Download updates while installing Ubuntu checkbox and then click continue.

Leave the installation type as default and click Install Now. You will be prompted to write the changes to disk. Click Continue.

Select your time zone (time is very important to computers, especially when communicating to other computers).

Next you will be prompted to select a keyboard layout. This window may be larger than your screen. If this is the case, click and drag the title bar (where it reads Install (as superuser) to the left so that you can click the continue button.

You will then be prompted for your name. Use your college username for this in the format ABCD0001. Now change your computer’s name from abcd0001-virtual-machine to abcd0001-VM.

Make sure that you write your college username instead of “ABCD0001”

Enter a password you will remember. You are responsible for your password. Once you are satisfied with your password and have correctly typed it in click Continue.

After the system reboots, login using your credentials.

5.5 Remove the Installation Media

In order to install VM Tools in the next step you will need to first remove the installation media..

  1. Power off your VM (Use the power button in the top right corner)

  2. In the VM menu select Settings.

  3. Select the CD/DVD device and uncheck “Connect at power on” also select “Use physical drive”

  1. Close the settings window and restart your computer.

5.6 Install VM Tools

In the menu bar for VM Ware Workstation click the VM dropdown menu. Select Install VM Tool. You may receive an error indicating the CD-ROM is locked. It is locked because of the installation disc. Click YES to override the lock.

Open a Terminal window and at the command prompt type the following command where abcd0001 is your username and represents using tab completion to finish the exact path to the gzip file:

tar -xzf /media/abcd0001/VMware\ Tools/<TAB>

The command should look similar to this in your terminal. Please note that the version of VM tools has changed so it will not appear exactly as shown below

ex: tar -xzf /media/abcd0001/VMware\ Tools/VMwareTools-10.0.6-3595377.tar.gz

Then type:

sudo ./vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl

You will be prompted for your password. Type it in There now.

The application will then indicate that you should use open VM tools. Type yes and then Enter. The remainder of the default options will be adequate for this VM. When the install is complete type reboot and press enter to restart the VM, log back in and confirm VM Tools is installed.

Shutdown your Ubuntu machine, after it is shutdown, click the VM menu from the VM Ware interface and highlight snapshot. Click Take Snapshot. Type in a name and provide a description. Click Take Snapshot.

6 Submit a Screen Grab

Turn your Ubuntu machine on again and open Terminal and take a screen-grab of your terminal window showing your hostname and username at the prompt using the Windows snipping tool.

Submit this screen grab to Blackboard.

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