Creating a virtual machine

Starting from your ESXi hypervisor, create a new virtual machine by completing the following steps.

  1. Create a new Custom virtual machine.
  2. Provide the virtual infrastructure specific information depending on your environment, such as:
    • Name and location (for example: Specify "Template BigFix VR")
    • Host and cluster
    • Resource pool
    • Data store
    • Virtual machine version. Choose the latest version.
  3. Provide the virtual machine settings. Set the guest operating system by selecting Linux and specify the Other 2.6.x Linux (32-bit) as minimum version. This choice allows you to use the VMware Tools. The last tested configuration is Tiny Core 12.0 with "Other 4.x Linux (32-bit)".
  4. Specify the virtual machine resources:
    • For details about the BigFix Relay resources configuration, refer to the Capacity Planning Guide at BigFix Performance & Capacity Planning Resources.
    • According to your available networks, select the name of your network and select VMXNET3 as its adapter. This choice allows you to use the network driver provided by VMware Tools.
    • Set the disk size according to your needs and choose IDE 0 as "Virtual Device Node". IDE is the only supported Virtual Device Node.
  5. From the summary panel, review the configuration displayed, enable the editing of the virtual machine settings, and click Continue.
  6. Edit the virtual machine settings to mount the CorePlus ISO image previously downloaded:
    1. Browse the data store for the ISO file that you downloaded from
    2. Enable the DVD-ROM to be connected to the virtual machine at startup time.
    3. Click Finish.