VMware Workstation 11 Networking and Remote Connectivity

Target Audience
Expected Duration
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Expertise Level

VMware Workstation makes the networking component as straightforward as possible while providing Network Address Translation or NAT, bridged, and Host-only networks with very little configuration needed. In this course, you will look at these networking options along with the private network and the IP addressing, routing, and network settings that are required to configure each of the network types. This course also explores how you can use virtual machines remotely by sharing them with other virtual infrastructures, managing virtual machines that are running on a remote virtual server, or simply establishing a virtual desktop connection to interact with the guest operating system remotely.

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

VMware Workstation 11 Networking and Remote Connectivity

  • start the course
  • identify the VMware Workstation virtual networking components and network configuration options
  • add a virtual network adapter to a virtual machine
  • describe the configuration of the bridged networking option in VMware Workstation
  • describe the configuration of the Network Address Translation or NAT networking option in VMware Workstation
  • describe the purpose and use of the Network Address Translation or NAT configuration file including its location and sections
  • describe the configuration of the Host-only networking option in VMware Workstation
  • configure IP address settings in the Virtual Network Editor
  • configure Workstation to assign virtual network adapters with a Media Access Control or MAC address
  • configure a private network by creating LAN segments
  • configure routing between two Host-only networks
  • disable IP packet forwarding on a Windows or Linux host
  • identify the roles and features of VMware Workstation Server and shared virtual machines
  • enable shared virtual machines and create a new shared virtual machine
  • convert an existing virtual machine to a shared virtual machine
  • connect to a shared virtual machine on the network
  • use prebuilt virtual machine appliances and familiarize yourself with the VMware Solutions Exchange and Marketplace
  • use Workstation virtual machines on the public cloud by moving them using vCloud Air
  • use VMware vCenter Converter to convert virtual machines of another version to a VMware Workstation compatible format
  • identify the default system roles used to assign permissions and describe how they can be used to create custom roles
  • manage shared VM roles and permissions
  • describe the ability of VMware Workstation to connect to and interact with the inventory of other virtualization infrastructure servers
  • working with remote virtual machines including creating virtual machines and transferring virtual machines to remote servers
  • configure a virtual machine or VM with IP addressing using a bridged or NAT solution, set the VM up as a shared virtual machine, and manage the virtual machines remotely
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    Expertise Level