VMware Workstation 7: Getting started with Virtual Machines

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


This course provides a look at the skills involved in getting started with the creation and configuration of virtual machines using VMware Workstation. It begins with a basic overview of virtualization and virtual machines, the relationship between the host and guest systems, and the general requirements for running VMware Workstation. The course then gives an overview of the range of guest OSes supported and outlines the installation options available, including the installation of the VMware Tools on guest systems. Also covered are the networking capabilities provided by VMware Workstation 7 and configuration options for setting up virtual disks for your virtual machines.
This course focuses on the installation of VMware Workstation on a Windows host, but the information applies in large to operation on Linux hosts as well.

Target Audience

This path is for a technical engineering audience, including individuals looking to get hands-on with VMware Workstation and technical personnel who have implemented or are considering implementing VMware Workstation.



Expected Duration

180 min.

Course Objectives

Installing and Upgrading VMware

  • recognize VMware Workstation installation considerations
  • identify VMware Workstation upgrade considerations
  • Creating Virtual Machines

  • create a custom virtual machine
  • modify a virtual machine configuration
  • Installing a Guest Operating System

  • recognize guest operating system installation options
  • perform a guest operating system installation using an ISO image
  • Using VMware Tools

  • match the VMware Tools components to their tasks
  • configure global settings to update VMware Tools
  • recognize the functions of the VMware Tools control panel
  • Creating a Virtual Machine

    VMware Virtual Network Basics

  • recognize the network settings capabilities of the Virtual Network Editor
  • connect or disconnect a new host virtual adapter
  • Advanced Network Configuration Settings

  • set up routing between independent host-only virtual networks
  • configure NAT on a Windows host
  • Managing VMware Workstation Disks

  • add a new disk to a virtual machine
  • recognize the benefits of using virtual disks
  • add a CD drive to a virtual machine
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Settings