Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading necessary software, part of VMware vSphere 6 Essential Training.
- The first step in creating an AutoLab environment…is to download the necessary software packages,…beginning with AutoLab itself.…To do this, I'll go to labguides.com.…Select the AutoLab tab.…And fill out the form information.…Then click on Register To Download.…This will take me to the download page…where I can download the Deployment Guide PDF,…which I'll need to walk through the installation process,…and there are several different versions…of the AutoLab files.…
There's a Nested AutoLab on Workstation or Fusion,…a Nested AutoLab on vSphere 5 ESXi,…with or without DRS.…For this course, I'll use the AutoLab…on Workstation or Fusion.…Next, I'll need to go to VMware…to download the vSphere software packages.…I'll go to my.vmware.com and log in.…If you don't have login information,…you can click on the Register link down below…and create a new my VMware login.…
Once logged in, I'll need to click on…the Start New Eval link to begin a new…vSpere 6.0 evaluation.…I already have an evaluation started,…so I'll click on My Evaluations.…
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.