Tip – Expanding VMware Workstation Lab to multiple physical hosts

We will deviate from Jonathan’s series on setting up a vSphere Lab within VMware Workstation in this post.  One of the limitations of VMware Workstation and Fusion is the virtual networking.  With VMware ESXi you can associate a physical port to a vSwitch.  This allows you to share virtual networks between hosts.  VMware Workstation andContinue reading “Tip – Expanding VMware Workstation Lab to multiple physical hosts”

Video – Creating Clones in VMware Workstation (vSphere Lab Part 2)

In video number 2 of walking through Jonathan Frappier excellent series on installing a vSphere lab in VMware Workstation, we will show how to create clones of our Windows 2012 R2 server. One difference between my lab and Jonathan’s is that I recommend placing your template on your SSD if you have multiple drives inContinue reading “Video – Creating Clones in VMware Workstation (vSphere Lab Part 2)”

Video – Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 (vSphere Lab Part 1)

I decided to create walk-thru’s to Johnathan Frappier’s #vDM30in30 labs.  While I have no intention in doing 30 videos in 30 days Johnathan has laid out a very good framework for setting up a lab and I thought video walk-thu’s would add some value. His write-up on this lab can be found here. The entireContinue reading “Video – Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 (vSphere Lab Part 1)”