In this episode I'll walk you through creating a Windows 10 Virtual Machine using VMware Workstation (Episode 21 of The Automation Minute Season 4:)

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Shawn Tierney
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Shawn Tierney

Shawn began programming as a pre-teen in the early 80's, and later earned a degree in Electronics. He worked for 25 years as Automation Specialist, passionately sharing tech tips via his newsletter, then his BBS, before launching his first website in 1999. In 2013 he relaunched his website as, and now teaches full time at

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  1. Hi Shawn
    I created a windows 10 pro virtual machine with vmware
    I have another one virtual machine with windows 7 i was working with this virtual machine but i need to upgrade factory talk studio from 9 to 10 for that i created a virtual machine with windows 10. I want to work with both versions.
    When i tried to connect de vm 10 wiht my plc i coulnd´t. I have the same adapter configuration on vm7 and vm10. I couldn´t do a ping de plc wiht vm10. That is happening when i tried to do a ping.
    With vm7 i can connect wiht plc and hmi.
    Could you tell me what i did wrong? Thank you
    Good afternoon @itzel,
    Can you ping your router?
    In my office my router is setup as
    Whenever I have an issue with a VM, I first check to see if I can ping my router to be sure the network connection is working.
    As far as what work's best, I use the VMware "virtual network editor" to map a VMnet (like VMNet10) to my physical network card as a "Bridged" connection.
    Then in each of my vm's settings, I set the network adapter to my custom virtual network (aka VMnet10)
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn Tierney,
    Automation Instructor at The Automation School