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Discover the Benefits of VMWare Workstation 8

Discover the Benefits of VMWare Workstation 8, Singapore SKillsFuture elarning online course

Course Description

Virtual computing is one of the most exciting and in-demand aspects of Information Technology. From the user's laptop to the back office server, virtual computing is changing the way we think about and utilize our physical machines. VMWare is the industry leader in virtualization technology and product innovation. Workstation 8 is the latest version of the most popular desktop virtualization software available. It provides a mature, stable, and innovative environment for creating and managing virtual machines. It is also the place to begin to introduce yourself to the world of virtual computing and the place to begin your quest to become certified on VMWare's extensive product line. In this VTC course, author Mark Long will introduce you to Workstation 8 and guide you through the process of using Workstation to create, manage, and utilize virtualization on your computer, whether you are using a laptop or a multi-processor server.

VMWare is the industry leader in virtualization technology and product innovation.

- Know more about the functions of VMWare
- Learn about the benefits of using VMWare
- Discover how VMWare can provide a smoother working experince
- Learn more about the comcpet of using VMWare

This course is SkillsFuture Credit Eligible.

Course Objectives

1. Understand the introduction to VMWare
2. Able to install, setup and configure VMWare on desktop 
3. Know how to create Virtual Machines on VMWare
4. Know how to navigate the virtual machine 
5. Able to setup the VM network 

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Course Overview

Understanding Virtual Computing

Pros and Cons

Virtual History

17 Problems

Alternative Solutions pt. 1

Alternative Solutions pt. 2

Virtualization Overview


Hypervisor Types

VMWare Product Family

Workstation Overview

Using Appliances

Getting Started with Workstation


Getting Workstation

Host System Requirements

Processor Specifics

VM Features and Specs pt. 1

VM Features and Specs pt. 2

Installing Workstation


Installing Workstation Basics

Installing Debuggers

Upgrading Workstation

Workstation Window Tour

Setting Workstation Preferences

Getting Help

Finding Your License Key

Creating Virtual Machines


Preparing to Create a VM

Understanding Memory Options

Understanding Page Faults

Understanding Virtual Disk Options pt. 1

Understanding Virtual Disk Options pt. 2

Creating a VM

Working with Easy Install

Installing a Guest OS pt. 1

Installing a Guest OS pt. 2

Virtualizing a Physical Machine

Importing Virtual Machines

Importing VirtualBox VMs

Installing VMware Tools

VM Files

VMDK File Names

Using Virtual Machines


Starting a Virtual Machine

Stopping a Virtual Machine pt. 1

Stopping a Virtual Machine pt. 2

Resuming a Virtual Machine

Closing VMs and Exiting Workstation

Drag / Drop / Cut / Paste

Shared Folders pt. 1

Shared Folders pt. 2

Mapping a Virtual Disk

Adding a Printer

Using Removable Devices

Removable Devices and Lost Data

VM Snapshot Overview

Creating Snapshots pt. 1

Creating Snapshots pt. 2

Snapshot Best Practices

Installing New Software

Recording a VM

Deleting a VM

Goodbye Teams Hello Folders

Converting a Team

Manage and Configure VMs


Workstation Display Preferences

Unity Mode

Encrypting VMs

Moving VMs

Understanding the UUID

Understanding Cloning

Cloning VMs

Changing Hardware Compatibility

Exporting VMs

Configuring Devices


Configuring DVDs

Configuring USB Controllers

Managing the VHD

Compacting the VHD

Expanding the VHD

Defragmenting the VHD

The Virtual Disk Manager

Configuring Keyboard Features

VM Networking


Understanding VM Networking

Common Network Configurations

Changing Default Network Config

Understanding Bridged Networking

Understanding NAT

Understanding Host-Only Networking

Add a Virtual Network Adapter

Modify a Virtual Network Adapter

Disconnect a Virtual Network Adapter

Configure Bandwidth and Packet Loss

VM MAC Addresses

Changing MAC Addresses

Sharing and Remoting


Understanding Workstation Server

Shared Virtual Machines pt. 1

Shared Virtual Machines pt. 2

Connecting to a Remote Server

Tips and Tricks


Editing the .vmx File

Workstation Keyboard Shortcuts

VM BIOS pt. 1

VM BIOS pt. 2


Resource Files

Course Wrap Up



About the Author

SkillsFuture Credit Eligible
  • SKU CRS-N-0034594
  • Duration 7 hr 42 mins
  • Skill level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Tag(s) SkillsFuture IT VMWare

SGD $45.00
(Price excludes GST)
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