Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines in VMware Workstation 11

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.

Overview

VMware Workstation provides a user-friendly wizard to quickly and easily create new virtual machines. The wizard provides a typical installation path along with a custom installation option for the more advanced user. In this course, you’ll see how to perform these two types of virtual machine installations and the difference between the individual options available. You will learn what’s involved in installing a guest operating system and the importance of installing and updating VMware Tools. This course also covers configuration tasks you will want to master such as cloning, snapshots, and the configuration of a variety of virtual machine settings.

Target Audience

IT professionals, developers, and end-users currently using or interested in using VMware Workstation for deployment and management of virtual machines

Prerequisites

None

Expected Duration

180 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Creating a Typical Virtual Machine

  • create a new virtual machine using the Typical configuration option of the New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • Performing a Guest OS Install

  • perform a guest installation using the Typical install option
  • Creating a Custom Virtual Machine: Part I

  • create a new virtual machine using the Custom installation option of the New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • Creating a Custom Virtual Machine: Part II

  • create a new virtual machine using the Custom installation option of the New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • Installing a Guest OS Manually

  • perform a manual guest OS installation using installation media or ISO
  • Using Virtual Machine Clones

  • define cloning of virtual machines and the types of clones available
  • Cloning a Virtual Machine

  • perform a linked or full cloning of a virtual machine
  • Importing 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
  • Creating a VM from a Physical System

  • create a virtual machine by virtualizing a physical machine
  • Configuring Memory Settings

  • configure memory settings for your virtual machine
  • Configuring Processor Settings

  • configure processor settings for a virtual machine
  • Configuring Hard Disk Settings: Part I

  • view virtual hard disk options and start the process of adding a new disk to a virtual machine
  • Configuring Hard Disk Settings: Part II

  • explore additional settings and finish adding a new virtual hard disk to a virtual machine
  • Configuring CD/DVD Settings

  • configure CD or DVD settings for a virtual machine
  • Configuring Network Settings

  • configure network settings for a virtual machine
  • Configuring USB Settings

  • configure USB settings for a virtual machine
  • Configuring Sound and Printer Settings

  • configure sound and printer settings for a virtual machine
  • Configuring Display Settings

  • configure display settings for a virtual machine
  • Overview of VMware Tools

  • identify the features and purpose of the VMware Tools in managing and enhancing a virtual machine’s performance
  • Installing VMware Tools for Windows

  • install VMware Tools on a Windows operating system manually
  • Installing VMware Tools for Linux

  • install VMware Tools on a Linux operating system manually
  • Starting a Virtual Machine

  • use the power options and differentiate between Power On, Start Up Guest, and Power On to Firmware
  • Stopping a Virtual Machine

  • differentiate between the Power Off, Shut Down Guest, and Suspend Guest power options when stopping a virtual machine
  • Pausing a Virtual Machine

  • use the Pause VM option to manage virtual machine state
  • Configuring Power Control Settings

  • configure the virtual machine’s power control settings
  • Introduction to Snapshots

  • identify the purpose of and tasks involved in working with virtual machine snapshots
  • Creating Virtual Machine Snapshots

  • create and restore snapshots using the Snapshot menu
  • Managing Snapshots

  • use Snapshot Manager to configure a virtual machine to automatically revert to or take a snapshot
  • Exercise: Creating VMs using VMware Workstation 11

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