I created a new VMware machine as a Suse Linux machine with 20GB HD. In the VM settings for the machine I set the DVD to point to the Foundations ISO file, "10_00a1.iso", as the CD drive.
When the Virtual Machine starts the ISO file is loaded and boots Lotus Foundations into memory and displays the following screen.
From your host machine point firefox at https//184.108.40.206:8043. (your ipaddress will differ). You will likely have to add a security exception to add the x.509 certificate for the Foundations server to your browser. Then you should see the following screen, followed by a similar IBM Software Agreement screen.
Once the agreements have been accepted you will see the initial setup screen below.
Fill in a suitable password for the root user and enter your domain name. If you have an Activation Key – fill it in – otherwise the server will run in a time limited mode. Once you click “Save Changes” the root account is created and you are provided with a "Login" button.
Click to Login, and enter the username “root” and the pasword you created previously. You can then view and alter the system status and configuration in the next screen