Create a vSphere 6.0 VCP Lab with VMware Workstation
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Create a vSphere 6.0 VCP Lab with VMware Workstation

NOTE - I have created new version of this course for vSphere 6.7!! I strongly recommend that course vs. this one.
4.4 (132 ratings)
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Created by Rick Crisci
Last updated 2/2018
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What you'll learn
  • Create a vSphere 6 lab on a computer using VMware Workstation 12.
  • Use the AutoLab tool to create a complete test environment complete with domain controller, a virtual router, and a virtual storage device.
Requirements
  • You need a computer and the VMware Workstation 12 (or 12.5) installation media. You do not need license keys to complete the installation.
Description

NOTE - I have created a new version of this course for vSphere 6.7!! I strongly recommend that course vs. this one. You may have issues finding the files for this version.

Search Udemy for vSphere 6.7 Home Lab to find it. My new course can be used to create a Home Lab for vsphere 6, 6.5, or 6.7.

This course will walk you through the process of creating a vSphere 6 lab on your home computer. You'll learn how to use VMware Workstation, and will create multiple virtual machines.

When you are done you will have a completely functional vSphere 6 lab environment, complete with a router, domain controller, virtual NAS device, and multiple ESXi hosts. You will also have vCenter deployed, and will be able to launch the vSphere Web Client and manage your environment.

The course is about 40 minutes in length, but if you are following along at home the process to completely build your Home Lab should take about two hours.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for anyone who wants to get hands on experience with vSphere 6 without investing in expensive hardware.
  • Anyone preparing for the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) or VMware Certified Associate (VCA) will benefit from building this home lab.
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 42:22
+ Creating your vSphere 6 Lab
10 lectures 41:21

We will install VMware Workstation 12 on a Windows machine. This will act as a type-2 hypervisor, and will allow us to run multiple virtual machines (VM) on a single computer. We will use VMware Workstation to run multiple ESXi hosts and vCenter as VMs.

Preview 01:48

AutoLab is an incredible software package that you can use to quickly create your home lab. It comes with all the VMs that you need to get up and running quickly. It also includes router, domain controller, and network attached storage VMs to provide the underlying infrastructure for a vSphere 6 deployment.

Preview 02:44

In this video I will download the required software from VMware to build our Home Lab. We will obtain evaluation versions of vCenter and ESXi.

Preview 04:09

We will download the Microsoft Server software required to complete the lab configuration. I will walk you through obtaining this software and storing it so that you can use it for your home lab.

Preview 02:12

Auto Lab comes with a variety of pre-built VMs that we can use for our vSphere 6 deployment. I will show you how to import these virtual machines into the VMware Workstation inventory.

Importing machines into VMware Workstation
03:33

Learn how to configure the Virtual Memory and Network settings for VMware Workstation. We will reserve some system CPU for VMware Workstation, and the VMs that run within it. I will also show you how to configure the network so that the VMs can access the Internet.

Configure Memory and Networking in VMware Workstation
04:29

Learn how to power on the vSphere Lab VMs in VMware Workstation, and how to ensure that everything is functioning properly.

Power on Order and Configuring the Automate File
08:39

Our vSphere 6 home lab will require a Domain Controller that will be used as an Identity Source for vCenter Single Sign On.

Create the Domain Controller
04:02

We will perform an unattended vCenter installation and power on our ESXi hosts.

Install vCenter
06:38

We will log into the vSphere Web Client for vCenter 6 and ensure that we are able to manage the vSphere inventory.

Log in to the vSphere Web Client
03:07