Before you get very far, I would recommend reviewing 0xBEN’s comments regarding System Specifications and Enabling Virtualization in the BIOS.
My Lab’s Hardware Specifications
In case you encounter any unexpected behaviours that differ from my experience:
- Host OS: Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit
- Virtualization Software: VMware Workstation Pro
- Memory: 64 Gigs
- CPU: Intel i9-10900K
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
- Storage: Sabrent Rocket Q
You can search the internet for some really good guides on how to install VMWare Fusion, Workstation, etc. for your operating system.
I don’t have anything useful to add.