This describes how to install a virtual server with Ubuntu 16.04 and Plesk 17.0 in a VMware Workstation 12 Player using an ISO-image.

  1. Download the ISO-image

    Download plesk-17.0-ubuntu-16.04-amd64.iso from http://autoinstall.plesk.com/iso/.

  2. Create the virtual server

    Open the VMware Player interface.

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    Click Create a New Virtual Machine.

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    Select the downloaded ISO-image as installation source.

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    Enter user information.

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    Name the new virtual server and choose the location for storing files.

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    Specify the size of the disk for the virtual server.

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    Note: For Ubuntu guest operating systems only – at this step, it will be necessary to disable the virtual CD/DVD device with autoinst.iso. To do that, disable the Power on this virtual machine after creation checkbox and follow the next few instructions.

    Click Finish.

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    Click Edit virtual machine settings to access the settings edit dialog.

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    Select CD/DVD (SATA) Using file autoinst.iso and click Remove. Then click OK to save changes.

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    Click Play virtual machine to boot it up and begin installing the operating system.

  3. Configure the operating system

    The process of installing the operating system will commence.

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    Provide all the necessary information to complete the process.

  4. First login

    When the installation of the operating system is complete, the virtual server will restart.

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    When you enter, you will see a message informing you that Plesk installation is in progress.

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    You can monitor the progress of Plesk installation by running the following command:

    # tail -f /var/log/plesk/install/autoinstaller3.log
    

    When Plesk installation is complete, you will see the following message:

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    Plesk is now installed.