VMware Workstation 11 Networking and Remote Connectivity

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


VMware Workstation makes the networking component as straightforward as possible while providing Network Address Translation or NAT, bridged, and Host-only networks with very little configuration needed. In this course, you will look at these networking options along with the private network and the IP addressing, routing, and network settings that are required to configure each of the network types. This course also explores how you can use virtual machines remotely by sharing them with other virtual infrastructures, managing virtual machines that are running on a remote virtual server, or simply establishing a virtual desktop connection to interact with the guest operating system remotely.

Target Audience

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



Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

Overview of Virtual Networking

  • identify the VMware Workstation virtual networking components and network configuration options
  • Configuring a Network Adapter

  • add a virtual network adapter to a virtual machine
  • Configuring a Bridged Network

  • describe the configuration of the bridged networking option in VMware Workstation
  • Configuring a NAT Network

  • describe the configuration of the Network Address Translation or NAT networking option in VMware Workstation
  • Modifying the NAT Configuration File

  • describe the purpose and use of the Network Address Translation or NAT configuration file including its location and sections
  • Configuring a Host-only Network

  • describe the configuration of the Host-only networking option in VMware Workstation
  • Configuring IP Address Settings

  • configure IP address settings in the Virtual Network Editor
  • Managing MAC Addresses

  • configure Workstation to assign virtual network adapters with a Media Access Control or MAC address
  • Configuring a Private Network

  • configure a private network by creating LAN segments
  • Routing between Host Networks

  • configure routing between two Host-only networks
  • Controlling Packet Forwarding

  • disable IP packet forwarding on a Windows or Linux host
  • What is a Shared Virtual Machine?

  • identify the roles and features of VMware Workstation Server and shared virtual machines
  • Creating Shared Virtual Machines

  • enable shared virtual machines and create a new shared virtual machine
  • Converting to a Shared Virtual Machine

  • convert an existing virtual machine to a shared virtual machine
  • Connecting to a Shared Virtual Machine

  • connect to a shared virtual machine on the network
  • Virtual Appliances

  • use prebuilt virtual machine appliances and familiarize yourself with the VMware Solutions Exchange and Marketplace
  • vCloud Air

  • use Workstation virtual machines on the public cloud by moving them using vCloud Air
  • Using VMware vCenter Converter

  • use VMware vCenter Converter to convert virtual machines of another version to a VMware Workstation compatible format
  • Overview of Default System Roles

  • identify the default system roles used to assign permissions and describe how they can be used to create custom roles
  • Shared VM Roles and Permissions

  • manage shared VM roles and permissions
  • Connecting Workstation to a Remote Server

  • describe the ability of VMware Workstation to connect to and interact with the inventory of other virtualization infrastructure servers
  • Working with Remote Virtual Machines

  • working with remote virtual machines including creating virtual machines and transferring virtual machines to remote servers
  • Exercise: Configuring Remote Virtual Machines