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. Continue reading →