Course: VMware Workstation 11 Fundamentals

$219.00
$264.99 incl. vat

duration: 13 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days

In this VMware training course you will learn how to install and configure VMware Workstation 11. You will also learn how to create virtual machines, manage, and if necessary how to record the virtual machines in an existing virtual network.

Among the topics covered are creating virtual machines in Workstation 11 networking and remote connectivity and far more.

Result

You can install and configure VMware Workstation 11. You can also create and manage virtual machines in a virtual network.

Prerequisites

No specific knowledge is required. General knowledge of networking is an advantage.

Target audience

Network Administrator

VMware Workstation 11 Fundamentals

13 hours

Installing and Configuring VMware Workstation 11

  • start the course
  • identify new and key features of VMware Workstation
  • identify the host system requirements of VMware Workstation
  • identify characteristics of virtual machines, how they work and relate to the host
  • outline what types of features and devices virtual machines provide
  • define how to obtain software and licensing
  • identify the types of virtual machine files used by VMware Workstation
  • install VMware Workstation on a Windows host
  • identify the tasks and unique requirements involved in performing an unattended installation
  • install VMware Workstation on a Linux host
  • prepare virtual machines for and perform an upgrade to a new version of Workstation
  • prepare virtual machines for and perform an upgrade to a new version of Linux
  • upgrade virtual machines for different versions of VMware products
  • list considerations for and modify the virtual machine hardware compatibility settings
  • navigate the main sections and tabs of the VMware Workstation console window
  • use Thumbnail Bar and Status Bar
  • modify the Workstation window components to suit your needs
  • set your Workstation interface to full screen mode
  • adjust the Workstation window fit settings
  • use the Workstation Screen Capture feature
  • configure input settings in VMware Workstation
  • identify the important hot-key combinations
  • select the appropriate display mode for viewing virtual machine guests from within the Workstation console
  • activate the Unity mode and access a virtual machine's applications using Unity
  • configure shared virtual machine or VM settings in VMware Workstation
  • add and remove folders used to organize virtual machines or VMs, and use the folder structure to manage VM behavior such as power
  • configure Workstation to use shared folders in order to share files between virtual machines and the host system
  • configure the drag-and-drop feature to allow administrators to move files between virtual machines and host systems
  • use command line tools including vmware.exe, vmnetcfg.exe, and vmrun.exe to perform common GUI tasks
  • practice basics of VMware Workstation installation and configuration

Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines in VMware Workstation 11

  • start the course
  • create a new virtual machine using the Typical configuration option of the New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • perform a guest installation using the Typical install option
  • create a new virtual machine using the Custom installation option of the New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • create a new virtual machine using the Custom installation option of the New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • perform a manual guest OS installation using installation media or ISO
  • define cloning of virtual machines and the types of clones available
  • perform a linked or full cloning of a virtual machine
  • import existing virtual machines supported formats; such as VMware .VMX or .VMTM configuration files, Microsoft Virtual PC .VMC files, or Open Virtual Machine Format files including OVF and OVA
  • create a virtual machine by virtualizing a physical machine
  • configure memory settings for your virtual machine
  • configure processor settings for a virtual machine
  • view virtual hard disk options and start the process of adding a new disk to a virtual machine
  • explore additional settings and finish adding a new virtual hard disk to a virtual machine
  • configure CD or DVD settings for a virtual machine
  • configure network settings for a virtual machine
  • configure USB settings for a virtual machine
  • configure sound and printer settings for a virtual machine
  • configure display settings for a virtual machine
  • identify the features and purpose of the VMware Tools in managing and enhancing a virtual machine's performance
  • install VMware Tools on a Windows operating system manually
  • install VMware Tools on a Linux operating system manually
  • use the power options and differentiate between Power On, Start Up Guest, and Power On to Firmware
  • differentiate between the Power Off, Shut Down Guest, and Suspend Guest power options when stopping a virtual machine
  • use the Pause VM option to manage virtual machine state
  • configure the virtual machine's power control settings
  • identify the purpose of and tasks involved in working with virtual machine snapshots
  • create and restore snapshots using the Snapshot menu
  • use Snapshot Manager to configure a virtual machine to automatically revert to or take a snapshot
  • clone a virtual machine, modify its resource settings, update the VMware Tools, and take a new snapshot

Managing Virtual Machine Devices and Resources in VMware Workstation 11

  • start the course
  • configure aspects of virtual hard disks including how to add, grow, and allocate disks
  • perform virtual hard disk maintenance tasks including compacting, expanding, defragmenting, and adding and removing virtual hard disks or VHDs
  • identify the characteristics of lock files and how they affect moving a virtual disk
  • use the Virtual Disk Manager (vmware-diskmanager) utility to manage files from the command line or by using scripts
  • encrypt a virtual machine to protect it from unauthorized use
  • restrict virtual machine configuration
  • clean up the drive space previously occupied by virtual machines on a Workstation host
  • configure a virtual machine's universal unique identifier or UUID, including options to always receive a new UUID, keep the current UUID, and override the current UUID
  • identify the features and uses of VMware Player
  • move a virtual machine to other locations, including different host systems
  • export a virtual machine to Open Virtual Machine Format or OVF
  • configure a virtual machine with a virtual CD-ROM drive
  • configure a virtual floppy drive for a virtual machine
  • configure a universal serial bus or USB controller for a virtual machines
  • connect Small Computer System Interface or SCSI devices to the host and configure Workstation to properly connect SCSI devices in a virtual machine
  • install the enhanced keyboard driver on a Workstation host and configure the virtual machine to use the enhanced keyboard
  • add a virtual parallel port for a virtual machine
  • add a virtual serial port for a virtual machine
  • configure the AutoProtect setting
  • configure Guest Isolation settings
  • configure VMware Tools in the VMware Workstation application
  • configure physical hard disks attached to the Workstation host for use by a virtual machine
  • connect physical universal serial bus or USB devices to virtual machines
  • connect printers for use by virtual machines
  • resize the virtual machine's hard disk, add a CD-ROM and map it to an ISO, and connect the virtual machine to a host-attached universal serial bus or USB printer

VMware Workstation 11 Networking and Remote Connectivity

  • start the course
  • identify the VMware Workstation virtual networking components and network configuration options
  • add a virtual network adapter to a virtual machine
  • describe the configuration of the bridged networking option in VMware Workstation
  • describe the configuration of the Network Address Translation or NAT networking option in VMware Workstation
  • describe the purpose and use of the Network Address Translation or NAT configuration file including its location and sections
  • describe the configuration of the Host-only networking option in VMware Workstation
  • configure IP address settings in the Virtual Network Editor
  • configure Workstation to assign virtual network adapters with a Media Access Control or MAC address
  • configure a private network by creating LAN segments
  • configure routing between two Host-only networks
  • disable IP packet forwarding on a Windows or Linux host
  • identify the roles and features of VMware Workstation Server and shared virtual machines
  • enable shared virtual machines and create a new shared virtual machine
  • convert an existing virtual machine to a shared virtual machine
  • connect to a shared virtual machine on the network
  • use prebuilt virtual machine appliances and familiarize yourself with the VMware Solutions Exchange and Marketplace
  • use Workstation virtual machines on the public cloud by moving them using vCloud Air
  • use VMware vCenter Converter to convert virtual machines of another version to a VMware Workstation compatible format
  • identify the default system roles used to assign permissions and describe how they can be used to create custom roles
  • manage shared VM roles and permissions
  • describe the ability of VMware Workstation to connect to and interact with the inventory of other virtualization infrastructure servers
  • working with remote virtual machines including creating virtual machines and transferring virtual machines to remote servers
  • configure a virtual machine or VM with IP addressing using a bridged or NAT solution, set the VM up as a shared virtual machine, and manage the virtual machines remotely

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 

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Duration 13 hours
Language English (US)
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Online access 90 days
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