VMware Workstation - No Experience Necessary

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Learn
  • 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
About

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.

Features
  • 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
Page Count 136
Course Length 4 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781849689182
Date Of Publication 22 Aug 2013

Authors

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.