It's really easy with that vmware infrastructure client thingy we setup on your machine the other day. Just goto the menu and select new virtual machine. Then follow the wizard. Give it the resources you need. You might want to experiment and create a few VM's you can delete them if you like, when you like.
We have some ISO files under the software user for various operating systems like Solaris x86 and Freebsd etc. You can mount these ISO file's in the CDROM/DVD under that device's configuration section. If you like you can also sudo su - software and wget new ISO image's from the web for various operating systems and drop them into folders under this user. Then you can mount them on the CDROM. This will allow your new VM to boot into the operating system's installer.
If you have any problems ping me online and we can step through it.
Different architecture/os snapshot distributions for studio can be downloaded here:
If somebody can point me to the right direction how to create/use installers build for different architectures/os I can
try to do the same
> I don't now about the installers, but the studio dist (I think at least)
> can build on the same machine for different os'. It's a matter of
> configuration (at continuum as well as in the maven build itself. ATM
> the tar file doesn't reflects it's target os and every build for a
> different os will overwrite an existing deployed dist).
> Is installer able to create dist for different os' on the same machine