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VMware Workstation 8

Virtual computing is one of the most exciting and in-demand aspects of Information Technology. From the user's laptop to the back office server, virtual computing is changing the way we think about and utilize our physical machines. VMWare is the industry leader in virtualization technology and product innovation. Workstation 8 is the latest version of the most popular desktop virtualization software available. It provides a mature, stable, and innovative environment for creating and managing virtual machines. It is also the place to begin to introduce yourself to the world of virtual computing and the place to begin your quest to become certified on VMWare's extensive product line. In this VTC course, author Mark Long will introduce you to Workstation 8 and guide you through the process of using Workstation to create, manage, and utilize virtualization on your computer, whether you are using a laptop or a multi-processor server. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.


Course Overview
Understanding Virtual Computing
Pros and Cons
Virtual History
17 Problems
Alternative Solutions pt. 1
Alternative Solutions pt. 2

Virtualization Overview

Hypervisor Types
VMWare Product Family
Workstation Overview
Using Appliances

Getting Started with Workstation

Getting Workstation
Host System Requirements
Processor Specifics
VM Features and Specs pt. 1
VM Features and Specs pt. 2

Installing Workstation

Installing Workstation Basics
Installing Debuggers
Upgrading Workstation
Workstation Window Tour
Setting Workstation Preferences
Getting Help
Finding Your License Key

Creating Virtual Machines

Preparing to Create a VM
Understanding Memory Options
Understanding Page Faults
Understanding Virtual Disk Options pt. 1
Understanding Virtual Disk Options pt. 2
Creating a VM
Working with Easy Install
Installing a Guest OS pt. 1
Installing a Guest OS pt. 2
Virtualizing a Physical Machine
Importing Virtual Machines
Importing VirtualBox VMs
Installing VMware Tools
VM Files
VMDK File Names

Using Virtual Machines

Starting a Virtual Machine
Stopping a Virtual Machine pt. 1
Stopping a Virtual Machine pt. 2
Resuming a Virtual Machine
Closing VMs and Exiting Workstation
Drag / Drop / Cut / Paste
Shared Folders pt. 1
Shared Folders pt. 2
Mapping a Virtual Disk
Adding a Printer
Using Removable Devices
Removable Devices and Lost Data
VM Snapshot Overview
Creating Snapshots pt. 1
Creating Snapshots pt. 2
Snapshot Best Practices
Installing New Software
Recording a VM
Deleting a VM
Goodbye Teams Hello Folders
Converting a Team

Manage and Configure VMs

Workstation Display Preferences
Unity Mode
Encrypting VMs
Moving VMs
Understanding the UUID
Understanding Cloning
Cloning VMs
Changing Hardware Compatibility
Exporting VMs

Configuring Devices

Configuring DVDs
Configuring USB Controllers
Managing the VHD
Compacting the VHD
Expanding the VHD
Defragmenting the VHD
The Virtual Disk Manager
Configuring Keyboard Features

VM Networking

Understanding VM Networking
Common Network Configurations
Changing Default Network Config
Understanding Bridged Networking
Understanding NAT
Understanding Host-Only Networking
Add a Virtual Network Adapter
Modify a Virtual Network Adapter
Disconnect a Virtual Network Adapter
Configure Bandwidth and Packet Loss
VM MAC Addresses
Changing MAC Addresses

Sharing and Remoting

Understanding Workstation Server
Shared Virtual Machines pt. 1
Shared Virtual Machines pt. 2
Connecting to a Remote Server

Tips and Tricks

Editing the .vmx File
Workstation Keyboard Shortcuts
VM BIOS pt. 1
VM BIOS pt. 2


Course Wrap Up


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