HOW TO SETUP VIRTUAL MACHINES ON MILITARIZED ZONE

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

today’s post we are going to continue building up our infrastructure. Hence we are going to start building up virtual machines on Militarized zone. Do note that the following virtual machines are setup in NUC 2.

Setup of DMZ-window 10:

Click create a new virtual machine

Tick typical and click next

Tick ‘I will install the operating system later’ and press next

Choose Microsoft window as guest operating system, windows 10 x64 as version then click next

Rename the virtual machine and click browse store the virtual machines in desired place.

Key in the capacity according to the infrastructure drafting and tick store virtual disk as a single file.

Click ‘Customize Hardware’

Change the memory to 2GB (2048MB in binary)

Change the processors to 1

Click browse to search for the ISO image for windows 10.

Change network adapter to bridge and tick replicate physical network connections that listed below it, after that click close

Click ‘Finish’

Click ‘Power on this virtual machine’

Click Next

Click Install now

Click ‘I don’t have a product key’

Choose Windows 10 Pro then press ‘Next’

Tick ‘I accept the license terms’ and press ‘Next’.

Choose ‘Custom: Install windows only (advanced)’

Click ‘Next’

choose Malaysia and click yes

click yes

click skip

choose set up for personal use then click next

Choose offline account at the bottom left

Click No

create an username then click next

key in a password then click next

Turn off for all option then click accept

When it is loaded, click on VM tab on the top and click install VMware Tools to install vmware tools.

Choose Run setup64.exe

Choose Yes

Click Next

Choose complete then click Next

Click Install

Click Finish

Click yes to restart

Setup of DMZ- window server 2012:

Click create a new virtual machine

Tick typical and click next

Tick ‘I will install the operating system later’ and press next

Renamed the virtual machine and choose the location to store the virtual machine then click Next

Key in 80GB for storage and tick store virtual disk as a single file, after that click next

Click Customize hardware

Change the RAM to 2GB (2048MB in binary)

Change number of processor and core per processor to one


Click Finish

Click power on this virtual machine

Click next

Click install now

After key in the product key, click next

Choose server with GUI and click next

Tick “I accept….” And click Next


Click Next

Create password the Administrator then click Finish to proceed

Click on the symbol above that is listed on the vmware tab is to send ctrl+alt+del to the virtual machine

Login as Administrator.

On the VM tab, click Install VMware tools to install vmware tools.

Click setup64.exe

Click Next

Click Complete then click Next

Click install

Click finish

Click yes to restart Installation of dmz-window server 2016:

Click create a new virtual machine

Tick typical (recommended) then click next

Tick I will install this operating system later and click next

Choose the guest operating system and version accordingly then click next

Renamed the virtual machines, choose the stored location then click next

Key in 80GB, tick store virtual disk as a single file ten click next

Click customize hardware


Click power on this virtual machines

Click any key quickly to boot from ISO image

Click next

Click Install now

Choose standard evaluation (desktop experience) then click Next.

Tick I accept the license terms then click next


On the VM tab, click Install VMware tools to install vmware tools.

Click Run setup6.exe

Click Next

Click Complete Setup of MZ-windows 7:

Click create a new virtual machine

Choose typical(recommended) then click next

Tick I will install the operating system later then click next

Choose Unix for guest OS and choose window 7 64bit for the version, after that click next

Rename the virtual machine, click browse to choose a path to store the virtual machine then click next

Key in 60GB, tick store virtual disk as a single file

Click customize hardware


Click power on this virtual machine

Click Next

click install of window 7

Tick I accept the licnese term and click next


Click custom

Click next




Register a user, type a computer name then click next

Create a password for user created then click next

Click next

Click ask me later

Choose date and time


pick home network

click home network



Click and check update

Tick I accept the term then click finish

Click restart now

Click update to window 7 (SP1)

Click install update to update window 7 virtual machine up to SP1

On the VM tab, cilck install Vmware tools to begin installation of Vmware tools

Click Run setup.exe

Click yes

Click yes

Tick complete then click next

click install

click finish

Click yes to restart

Setup of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6:

Open chrome browser and search for red hat iso image, click on the first result

Click DVD ISO for RHEL x86_64 under all downloads tab

Remember to verify your account by clicking on the link send to the email that was key in during registration

Click create a new virtual machine

Tick typical (recomended) thne click next

Tick I will install the operating system later then click next


  1. Choose Linux for guest operating system and linux 7 64-bit for version then click next

  2. Renamed the virtual machine, choose a storage place then click next

  3. Key in 80GB for capacity, tick store virtual disk as single file then click Next

  4. Click Customize hardware


  1. Set the RAM as 2GB (2048MB in binary)

  2. Change the processors and number of cores per processor to 1

  3. Tick use an ISO and and click browse to locate red hat ISO image.

  4. Choose bridge adaptor and tick replicate physical network connection state

Click finish

Click power on this virtual machine

Press enter to intsall red hat enterprise linux 7.6

Click continue

Click date and time tab

Choose the region and city you are currently at, then clock done

Click installation destination

Click done

Click network and hostname tab

Turn the ethernet on then click done

Click begin installation on bottom right

Click root password tab

Set password for root

Click user creation tab

Create a user, then click done



click Reboot

Log in as root userHow to register and subscribe a system to the red hat customer portal to allow installation of services

Noticed that when trying to do yum update on a freshly install red hat 7.6 virtual machines, it will show the message “this system is not register with an rntitlement server...” and update is unable to execute

Open chrome browser and type red hat developer, click on the first result Register account as developer:

Key in your red hat account info to subscride to red hat developer program

After that back to you terminal, run the following command to register the system with your red hat accout: sudo subscription manager register

Run the following command: sudo subscription-manager attach --auto to attach any available subscription that matches the current system. After that will be able to run update and installation. That’s it for today post, I will start posting installation of services according to the infrastructure mapping according to the virtual machine respectively in demilitarized zone on my next post.

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