Students of the TCC vITA classes are always asking for information on, or help with, setting up an affordable home lab so they can practice the course labs. Setting up a home lab environment is also important for getting the hands-on experience needed when preparing for the VCP or VCAP-DCA exams. One of the easiest ways to set up a vSphere home lab environment is to use AutoLab running in VMware Workstation.
I am working on a series of videos covering the set up and use of the AutoLab environment. In this first video I provide an overview of the PC I am using to run my VMware Workstation AutoLab environment, how to obtain AutoLab from labguides.com, explain how to configure VMware Workstation for AutoLab, and how to power on and access the build share on the AutoLab NAS VM.
AutoLab – http://www.labguides.com/autolab/
If you are a student and you need a copy of VMware Workstation you can get an Academic discount version of VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion here!
The next video in the series will cover collecting the software required and setting up the AutoLab build share on the NAS VM.