AutoLab with vSphere 5.5 Support!

In case you missed it AutoLab 1.5 has been released and includes support for vSphere 5.5. The ability to lab up VSAN is also supported in this version. AutoLab automates the deployment of a nested VMware lab either in VMware Workstation (or Fusion) or on ESXi.


Download AutoLab 1.5 and the deployment guide here

I have not deployed this version yet (plan to get it going this weekend) but I have been running AutoLab in my home lab for a good while now. If you are looking for an easy to deploy vSphere lab environment to use for VCP or VCAP study – AutoLab is exactly what you need.


Hersey Cartwright is an IT professional with extensive experience designing, implementing, managing, and supporting technologies that improve business processes. Hersey is Solutions Architect for HPE SimpliVity covering Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. He holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #128) certification. Hersey actively participates in the VMware community and was awarded the VMware vExpert title in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. He enjoys working with, teaching, and writing about virtualization and other data center technologies. Follow Hersey on Twitter @herseyc

2 thoughts on “AutoLab with vSphere 5.5 Support!

  • April 6, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Does it support Virtual distributed switch?

    • April 6, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      Yes, you can configure vDS in the AutoLab environment.


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