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Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines in VMware Workstation 11


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number



Overview/Description
VMware Workstation provides a user-friendly wizard to quickly and easily create new virtual machines. The wizard provides a typical installation path along with a custom installation option for the more advanced user. In this course, you'll see how to perform these two types of virtual machine installations and the difference between the individual options available. You will learn what's involved in installing a guest operating system and the importance of installing and updating VMware Tools. This course also covers configuration tasks you will want to master such as cloning, snapshots, and the configuration of a variety of virtual machine settings.

Target Audience
IT professionals, developers, and end-users currently using or interested in using VMware Workstation for deployment and management of virtual machines

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
3.2

Lesson Objectives

Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines in VMware Workstation 11

  • start the course
  • create a new virtual machine using the Typical configuration option of the New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • perform a guest installation using the Typical install option
  • create a new virtual machine using the Custom installation option of the New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • create a new virtual machine using the Custom installation option of the New Virtual Machine Wizard
  • perform a manual guest OS installation using installation media or ISO
  • define cloning of virtual machines and the types of clones available
  • perform a linked or full cloning of a virtual machine
  • import existing virtual machines supported formats; such as VMware .VMX or .VMTM configuration files, Microsoft Virtual PC .VMC files, or Open Virtual Machine Format files including OVF and OVA
  • create a virtual machine by virtualizing a physical machine
  • configure memory settings for your virtual machine
  • configure processor settings for a virtual machine
  • view virtual hard disk options and start the process of adding a new disk to a virtual machine
  • explore additional settings and finish adding a new virtual hard disk to a virtual machine
  • configure CD or DVD settings for a virtual machine
  • configure network settings for a virtual machine
  • configure USB settings for a virtual machine
  • configure sound and printer settings for a virtual machine
  • configure display settings for a virtual machine
  • identify the features and purpose of the VMware Tools in managing and enhancing a virtual machine's performance
  • install VMware Tools on a Windows operating system manually
  • install VMware Tools on a Linux operating system manually
  • use the power options and differentiate between Power On, Start Up Guest, and Power On to Firmware
  • differentiate between the Power Off, Shut Down Guest, and Suspend Guest power options when stopping a virtual machine
  • use the Pause VM option to manage virtual machine state
  • configure the virtual machine's power control settings
  • identify the purpose of and tasks involved in working with virtual machine snapshots
  • create and restore snapshots using the Snapshot menu
  • use Snapshot Manager to configure a virtual machine to automatically revert to or take a snapshot
  • clone a virtual machine, modify its resource settings, update the VMware Tools, and take a new snapshot
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