Installing Exchange Server 2016 | part 2

Hi, on this post we are going to create our first “linked clone” and I’m going to show you how to add a new Network adapter to this new machine.

Well, we are going to start cloning our base machine, in order to do that, follow the next steps: Right click on your virtual machine -> Manage -> Clone …

Now you are going to get the next windows.

It’s time to start this Wizard, click “Next” to start.

Clone source

Click “Next”, we don’t have the option to select another option.

Clone type

This is a very important step, we are going to create a “linked clone”, this clone is going to use the same virtual disk of the “base/parent” virtual machine, doing this we are going to save a lot of space. The drawback of this is if something happens with the parent virtual machine, we are going to lose all the clones. For this demo, we are going to use this option

Name of the new virtual machine

Select a new name of your new machine, I’m going to use “DomainController” as name, because this machine will be our domain controller. Click in “Finish” to complete the process.

At the end we are going to get the next window.

Now we have our first virtual machine almost ready to run, but we are going to need add an extra network adapter to this new virtual machine.
This adapter will be used to create a private network between all our virtual machines.
So, this virtual machine will have two networks adapters:
* NAT: Used to connect our domain controller to internet
* Host-Only: Used to create a virtual network with all our virtual machines.
Select your domain controller machine and do a click on “Edit virtual machines settings”.

On the next screen you are going to need do click on the button “Add”.

Add Hardware Wizard.

Select “Network Adapter” and then click on “Finish”

By default, the new adapter name is “Network Adapter 2” and is added as “NAT” adapter, we need select our new network adapter and change the type to “Host-Only”, and then click in “Ok” to save the changes.

Before and after

That’s all for this time, on the next post we are going to configure our network adapters and install Active Directory.

Thank you for read until the end.

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