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Installing and Configuring VMware Workstation 11

Installing and Configuring VMware Workstation 11

Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level

VMware Workstation provides award-winning desktop virtualization capabilities with an easy-to-use interface. In this course, you will learn about the features that make VMware Workstation such an invaluable tool and you will get to know the various console interface components. This course also covers the installation requirements and installation tasks for both Windows and Linux hosts.

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


Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

Installing and Configuring VMware Workstation 11

  • start the course
  • identify new and key features of VMware Workstation
  • identify the host system requirements of VMware Workstation
  • identify characteristics of virtual machines, how they work and relate to the host
  • outline what types of features and devices virtual machines provide
  • define how to obtain software and licensing
  • identify the types of virtual machine files used by VMware Workstation
  • install VMware Workstation on a Windows host
  • identify the tasks and unique requirements involved in performing an unattended installation
  • install VMware Workstation on a Linux host
  • prepare virtual machines for and perform an upgrade to a new version of Workstation
  • prepare virtual machines for and perform an upgrade to a new version of Linux
  • upgrade virtual machines for different versions of VMware products
  • list considerations for and modify the virtual machine hardware compatibility settings
  • navigate the main sections and tabs of the VMware Workstation console window
  • use Thumbnail Bar and Status Bar
  • modify the Workstation window components to suit your needs
  • set your Workstation interface to full screen mode
  • adjust the Workstation window fit settings
  • use the Workstation Screen Capture feature
  • configure input settings in VMware Workstation
  • identify the important hot-key combinations
  • select the appropriate display mode for viewing virtual machine guests from within the Workstation console
  • activate the Unity mode and access a virtual machine's applications using Unity
  • configure shared virtual machine or VM settings in VMware Workstation
  • add and remove folders used to organize virtual machines or VMs, and use the folder structure to manage VM behavior such as power
  • configure Workstation to use shared folders in order to share files between virtual machines and the host system
  • configure the drag-and-drop feature to allow administrators to move files between virtual machines and host systems
  • use command line tools including vmware.exe, vmnetcfg.exe, and vmrun.exe to perform common GUI tasks
  • practice basics of VMware Workstation installation and configuration
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    Expertise Level