Join Brandon Neill for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing VMware Workstation and deploying prebuilt VMs, part of Up and Running with VMware vSphere 6.
- I now have all of the necessary files…in my Downloads directory.…I have extracted the AutoLab…Workstation Zip File into a folder.…The first step is to pull out…the virtual machines that we'll need for our lab.…So I'll double-click on the folder,…and go to Lab_Local.…I am not going to need all of the Virtual Machines…that AutoLab can build,…so I'm just going to select the ones…that I need for my environment.…I need the Domain Controller, all three Hosts,…the NAS device, the Router, and vCenter Server.…
I'm going to move these VMs over to…my Documents > Virtual Machines folder.…If you're using a separate device, like an SSD,…to run your environment,…then you'll move all of these over to…a directory within that device.…Once the virtual machines have been moved over,…then we'll prepare Workstation.…There are a couple of things that we'll need to do…to prepare Workstation 11…to help the Virtual Machines run better…and to configure it for the AutoLab environment.…
Select Edit, go to Preferences,…and select Memory.…We want to change the Memory to be…
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.
- Building a lab environment with AutoLab
- Preparing VMware Workstation
- Accessing the ESXi host
- Using clients
- Configuring networking and storage
- Creating data stores
- Creating virtual machines
- Using templates and snapshots
- Performing migrations