VMware lab using Workstation

How to Setup VMware LAB using VMware Workstation?
I know many of my friends who are facing issues in creating VMware LAB on their desktop machine, so I thought to prepare the videos. You can prepare the LAB using different ways:
1) Directly install VMware ESXi on your desktop machine or on Laptop and then create AD, DNS, ESXi, VC, DB, Storage Virtual Machines
2) Install VMware Workstation on your desktop machine and then create AD, DNS, ESXi, VC, DB, Storage Virtual Machines
The choice is yours, I found 2nd option more convenient than the 1st one, as I gets my desktop machine to use for other work at the same time I can create the iSCSI storage on the same machine (No need to create a Separate VM).
Please refer following Videos for the detailed steps to create VMware LAB:

Video 1 : Basic requirements and VMware Workstation Installation

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Video 2 : Creating Base Template in VMware Workstation

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Video 3 : Installing and Configuring DNS and Active Directory Services

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Video 4 : Installing and Configuring ESXi 5.5

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Video 5 : Installing and Configuring vCenter Appliance 5.5

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Video 6 : Installing Starwind iSCSI software and adding it as a Shared Storage

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Video 7 – Part 1 : Installing and Configuring vCenter 5.5 and SQL Server 2008

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Video 7 – Part 2 : Installing Update Manager

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Please feel free to comment or mail your queries.

I hope you liked the way I explained, Thank you.

  • Avdhesh Shakya says:

    Really its very helpfull steps to others

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