This is the fourth video in my AutoLab Video Series. In the first video I covered obtaining AutoLab and configuring VMware Workstation. The second video walked through populating the AutoLab build share and the third video covered building out the Domain Controller and ESXi Hosts.
In this video the vCenter Server AutoLab VM is built using the AutoLab automation and the ESXi hosts are added to vCenter inventory. Networking and storage is also configured on the ESXi hosts using AutoLab automation.
AutoLab – http://www.labguides.com/autolab/
A quick note: The email@example.com SSO user password is missing from the AutoLab documentation. The password for firstname.lastname@example.org is VMware1.lab and you will need this to log in to the AutoLab environment for the first time to add LAB\Administrators to the vCenter permissions so you can log in to the environment as LAB\vi-admin. Once LAB\Administrators has been added with the Administrators role you will be able to log into the lab as LAB\vi-admin.
After the vCenter build is complete the AutoLab environment is pretty much ready for you to start working in the lab to practice for the VMware certification, VCP or VCAP-DCA, exams.
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 deploying the vSphere Management Assistant or vMA in the AutoLab environment.