VMware vSphere Lab: Virtual Edition – Part 3

This is the third post in a series outlining how to set up your own little virtualized Virtual vSphere Lab, if you missed part one or part two, be sure to check them out first!

I’m going to assume that you already have VMware Workstation 7.x installed and ready. If not, get it installed before continuing.

Now that we have all the prerequisites in place, we’re going to go straight to installing the first ESXi host for your lab.
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VMware vSphere Lab: Virtual Edition – Part 1

Even if VMware vSphere has pretty stringent hardware requirements, there are some rather cheap options available if you want to set up your own vSphere Lab for training or testing purposes.

In this first post of the series, I’ll examine the option of setting up a Virtual vSphere Lab, based on VMware Workstation 7.1:

The Virtual vSphere Lab

In VMware Workstation 7.1, running vSphere 4.1 is supported as a guest operating system. This means that you can run your whole test environment as virtual instances on your laptop or desktop computer, not worrying about the vSphere HCL at all.
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