VMware Workstation - No Experience Necessary


VMware Workstation - No Experience Necessary
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  • Create virtual machines on Linux and Windows hosts
  • Create advanced test labs that help in getting back to any Virtual Machine state in an easy way
  • Share virtual machines with others, no matter which virtualization solution they’re using

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 136 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : August 2013
ISBN : 1849689180
ISBN 13 : 9781849689182
Author(s) : Sander van Vugt
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Virtualization and Cloud, Enterprise, Virtualisation

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Installing VMware Workstation
Chapter 2: Installing Virtual Machines
Chapter 3: Working with Virtual Machines
Chapter 4: VMware Workstation behind the Scenes
Chapter 5: Networking VMware Workstation
Chapter 6: Accessing Virtual Machines Remotely
Chapter 7: Converting Virtual Machines
Chapter 8: Cloning and Snapshots
Chapter 9: Sharing Virtual Machines
Index
  • Chapter 1: Installing VMware Workstation
    • Configuring the host computer
      • CPU and CPU cores
      • Memory
      • Disk space
    • Getting VMware Workstation
      • Purchasing VMware Workstation
      • Setting up your VMware account
    • Installing VMware Workstation on Windows
    • Installing VMware Workstation on Linux
    • Starting VMware Workstation for the first time
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Installing Virtual Machines
      • Before you start
      • Starting the installation
        • RAM and CPU
        • Networking
        • Disk options
      • Installing a Windows 8 virtual machine
      • Installing a Linux virtual machine
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Working with Virtual Machines
        • Performing common tasks
        • Working with hardware
          • Booting your virtual machine from a CD-ROM
          • Modifying virtual hardware
        • Working with shared folders
        • Setting virtual machine options
          • Automatic snapshots
          • Time synchronization
          • VNC connections
        • Securing virtual machines
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: VMware Workstation behind the Scenes
          • Understanding VMware Workstation files
            • VMware Workstation program files and services
              • Program files on Windows hosts
              • Program files on Linux hosts
              • VMware services
          • Working with VMware Workstation files
            • VMware Workstation virtual machine definition files
            • VMware Workstation disk files
          • Configuring advanced storage
            • Using devices as virtual machine disks
            • Mounting virtual disk files
            • Managing VMware virtual disks
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Networking VMware Workstation
            • Using different networking modes
              • Using bridged networking
              • Using NATted networking
              • Using host-only networking
            • Configuring virtual networks
              • Setting bridged network properties
              • Setting host-only network properties
              • Setting NAT network properties
              • Creating your own virtual network
            • Using advanced network properties on virtual machines
              • Setting advanced network properties on virtual machines
              • Using multiple network cards within a virtual machine
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Accessing Virtual Machines Remotely
              • Setting up shared machines with the VMware Web Service
                • Shared virtual machines and user accounts
                  • Creating a Windows user account
                  • Creating a Linux user account
                • Sharing a virtual machine
                • Accessing a shared virtual machine
              • Using VNC for remote virtual machine access
                • Enabling VNC access on a virtual machine
                • Connecting remotely to virtual machines using VNC
              • Using TeamViewer for remote access through a firewall
                • Installing the TeamViewer agent
                • Using the TeamViewer client
              • Accessing VMware Workstation from tablets and mobile devices
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Converting Virtual Machines
                • Converting physical machines to VMware Workstation
                  • Virtualizing a physical Windows machine with VMware Converter
                  • Performing a physical-to-virtual conversion of computers running Linux
                • Performing a V2V conversion and virtual machine import
                  • Importing raw image files into VMware Workstation
                  • Importing VMDK files into VMware Workstation
                  • Importing other disk file formats into VMware Workstation using OVF
                  • Importing third-party virtual machines using VMware vCenter Converter
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Cloning and Snapshots
                  • Understanding when to apply which tools
                  • Working with snapshots
                    • Creating snapshots
                    • Reverting a snapshot
                    • Using autoprotect snapshots
                    • Snapshots and powering off
                    • Working with the Snapshot Manager
                  • Creating clones
                    • Preparing virtual machines before cloning
                    • Using Sysprep on Windows to create a template
                  • Backups in a virtual environment
                  • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: Sharing Virtual Machines
                    • Uploading virtual machines to vSphere and the cloud
                      • Making virtual machines ready for vSphere
                      • Uploading virtual machines to vSphere
                    • Sharing virtual machines with VMware Player
                      • Preparing to move virtual machines to VMware Player
                      • Starting a copied virtual machine for the first time
                    • Using VMware appliances
                    • Making screen movies
                    • Summary

                    Sander van Vugt

                    Sander van Vugt is an independent author, consultant, and technical trainer, living in Netherlands. He is specialized in open source software and virtualization. He has written over 50 books on many subjects, most of them about Linux. As a consultant he has realized numerous projects involving open source software and virtualization for different companies around the world. You can find more information about him on his website, www.sandervanvugt.com.
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                    What you will learn from this book

                    • Install VMware Workstation on Windows or Linux
                    • Create Virtual Machines
                    • Configure networking in virtual environments
                    • Set up a DMZ-test environment on one single machine
                    • Access Virtual Machines running on other computers
                    • Multiply virtual machines by using clones
                    • Easily revert to a previous Virtual Machine state by using snapshot technology
                    • Upload Virtual machines to the cloud and vSphere
                    • Share virtual machines with VMware Player users

                    In Detail

                    VMware Workstation runs on Linux as well as Windows hosts and handles different virtual machine formats, which allows you to share your work with users of other virtualization platforms, including VirtualBox, VMware Player, and VMware vSphere environments.

                    VMware Workstation - No Experience Necessary helps you in getting started with VMware Workstation. You’ll learn how to install VMware Workstation in any circumstance, and how to create virtual machines and keep different configurations for each virtual machine, which helps in setting up extensive test environments. You’ll also learn how to share these virtual machines with users of other virtualization products as well as the cloud.

                    In VMware Workstation - No Experience Necessary you’ll start learning about different virtualization solutions. In this introduction you’ll learn how VMware Workstation differs from other workstation virtualization platforms such as Oracle Virtual Box, and from data centre virtualization solutions such as VMware vSphere. Next, you’ll learn how to install VMware Workstation on either a Windows or a Linux host and how to create virtual machines on these host platforms.

                    After installing virtual machines, you’ll learn about advanced virtual machine features, including advanced networking and storage setups, which allow you to mirror a data centre setup as closely as possible. An important part of the setup of such an environment is working with snapshots and clones, which is discussed in detail. You’ll also learn how to use virtual machines that are created on other host computers.

                    The final part of the book teaches you how to share virtual machines with others. You’ll learn how to upload virtual machines to VMware vSphere, and how to share virtual machines with users of VMware Player.

                    Approach

                    This book is a practical, step-by-step guide to creating and managing virtual machines using VMware Workstation.

                    Who this book is for

                    VMware Workstation - No Experience Necessary is for developers as well as system administrators who want to efficiently set up a test environment .You should have basic networking knowledge, and prior experience with Virtual Machines and VMware Player would be beneficial.

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