Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Building a lab environment with AutoLab, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- In this course,…I will be using AutoLab to create the vSphere environment.…AutoLab is a lab builder kit designed to create…a nested vSphere environment with a minimal amount…of effort.…It can be used with VMWare Workstation,…VMWare Fusion, VMWare Player,…an a bare-metal ESXi host.…In this lab, I will be using VMWare Workstation 11…to create the lab environment.…AutoLab assists with creating all of the virtual machines…necessary for our environment.…
It creates prebuilt open source…virtual machines for the ancillary components,…and it provides virtual machine shells and scripts…to create our licensed virtual machines.…And the preferred hardware requirements…are a quad core 64-bit CPU,…as much memory as you can afford,…and a 200-Gig SSD for the placement of…the virtual machine hard drives.…In addition to downloading AutoLab,…there will be additional licensed software…that needs to be downloaded.…
The lab environment that I am creating…will consist of three ESXi hosts,…a vCenter server to manage those ESXi hosts,…a NAS device for providing shared storage,…
This course teaches the basics of installing, configuring, and maintaining vSphere 6, including installation of the ESXi hypervisor and vCenter Server using a pre-created environment called AutoLab. Following lab creation, Brandon Neill introduces the core components of vSphere (ESXi and vCenter) and shows how to configure storage and networking. Finally, he runs through some typical virtual-machine management tasks, such as creating a virtual machine manually vs. creating one with templates and clones, working with snapshots, and performing a vMotion migration.
- Recognize the purpose of the vCenter server in a lab environment.
- Identify the correct settings needed to create a virtual network.
- Explain how to correct a duplicate IP address issue.
- Understand the difference between iSCSI interfaces and virtual machine interfaces.
- Describe the steps in the process of cloning.
- Recall how to revert back to previous stages of a snapshot chain.