VMware Workstation 7: Managing Virtual Machines

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


This course explores the features and tasks involved in administering VMware Workstation and hosted virtual machines. It provides an overview of the menu options and interface used to manage your virtual machines and explores common VM configurations settings including the ability to connect various hardware devices. Also covered are the use of teams in organizing your virtual machines, Workstation’s unique record and playback functionality, the use of ACE packages, and VM management using the snapshot and cloning feature.
This course focuses on the administration 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.


Expected Duration

180 min.

Course Objectives

Exploring the Workstation Interface

  • perform admin tasks using the Workstation interface
  • identify the key new features in VMware Workstation
  • modify the workstation interface
  • Attaching Hardware Devices

  • identify the considerations involved in attaching hardware devices to virtual machines
  • configure USB 2.0 support on a virtual machine
  • Working with Teams

  • identify the considerations involved in working with teams
  • manage a virtual machine team
  • Recording and Playback

  • use the record/replay feature
  • Modifying Virtual Machine Settings

    Preserving Virtual Machine State

  • identify the options available when saving the state of a VM
  • take a snapshot of a VM
  • Cloning and Moving Virtual Machines

  • create a VM clone
  • differentiate between linked and full clones
  • identify the considerations involved in moving a VM
  • Implementing ACE packages

  • create an ACE package using the new package wizard
  • identify the features of VMware ACE
  • Working with Virtual Machines