Installing Ubuntu Server 16 on VmWare

1- Ubuntu Server

Ubuntu Server is a free open-source operating system. When you need a server to deploy applications, Ubuntu Server will be a good choice.
By default, when Ubuntu Server has been already installed, it has no graphical user interface. And you have to use the Command Line to work with it.
After you have aalready installed Ubuntu Server, you have 2 options:

Install PuTTY on your computer (See more in the Appendix in the bottom of the post).

Putty is an application allowing you to remotely connect to Ubuntu Server and to run the Command Line on Putty to interact with Ubuntu Server.

Install the graphical interface for Ubuntu Server.

As mentioned above, by default, when Ubuntu Server has been already installed, it has no graphical user interface. However, you can install it as an extra option and install VNC Server to remotely control it (It is similar to that you use the Remote function between computers using the Windows operating system).

2- Download Ubuntu 16

To download Ubuntu Server, you access the address:
Until now, the latest version is Ubuntu Server 16.10, we will download and install this version.
Note: If you want to search for other versions, let's enter the link below:
The result you get after having already downloaded:

3- Installing Ubuntu Server on VmWare

In this post installed Ubuntu Server on VMware version 12.
Name the virtual machine and select installation location
Next, you need to specify the hard drive capacity for Ubuntu. Here I set is 45GB.
Bạn có thể hiệu chỉnh số lượng RAM cấp cho Unbuntu Server:
Point to the file location to install Ubuntu Server that you have just downloaded.

Start installing:

Ubuntu Server has been installing:
Next, set hostname for Ubuntu Server, such as or myubuntu,...
Create a user, the user is used to log in the Ubuntu OS after having been installed.
Enter the password for the user.
Configure hard drive partition.
Ubuntu Server has been installing:
Next, there are some options you can install, it depends on your purpose, select the softwares that you want to install and press Enter.
Now, you have installed Ubuntu Server successfully.

4- Using Ubuntu Server

After installation, the Ubuntu OS will be started.
Note that Ubuntu Server has no user interface, so you have to work with it via Command Line. Firstly, you need to log in the system:
Successfully logged:
For example, you can use the command line below to check the version of the OS.
Or use the command "ifconfig" to check the IP of Server.

5- Install PuTTY

Putty is a tool that allows you to remotely connect to Ubuntu Server, and send the commands to Ubuntu Server
You can see more at "How to install and use Putty".