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VMware Workstation 8

Video 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. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome 00:01:20
    2. Course Overview 00:03:14
    3. Understanding Virtual Computing 00:04:55
    4. Pros and Cons 00:05:52
    5. Virtual History 00:05:48
    6. 17 Problems 00:04:38
    7. Alternative Solutions pt. 1 00:05:36
    8. Alternative Solutions pt. 2 00:06:16
  2. Virtualization Overview
    1. Hypervisor Types 00:06:08
    2. VMWare Product Family 00:04:21
    3. Workstation Overview 00:03:46
    4. Using Appliances 00:06:09
  3. Getting Started with Workstation
    1. Getting Workstation 00:03:40
    2. Host System Requirements 00:06:19
    3. Processor Specifics 00:05:55
    4. VM Features and Specs pt. 1 00:05:02
    5. VM Features and Specs pt. 2 00:05:23
  4. Installing Workstation
    1. Installing Workstation Basics 00:06:16
    2. Installing Debuggers 00:04:51
    3. Upgrading Workstation 00:03:49
    4. Workstation Window Tour 00:04:04
    5. Setting Workstation Preferences 00:05:01
    6. Getting Help 00:03:50
    7. Finding Your License Key 00:02:54
  5. Creating Virtual Machines
    1. Preparing to Create a VM 00:06:21
    2. Understanding Memory Options 00:05:46
    3. Understanding Page Faults 00:06:28
    4. Understanding Virtual Disk Options pt. 1 00:06:31
    5. Understanding Virtual Disk Options pt. 2 00:05:51
    6. Creating a VM 00:04:01
    7. Working with Easy Install 00:04:45
    8. Installing a Guest OS pt. 1 00:05:23
    9. Installing a Guest OS pt. 2 00:06:35
    10. Virtualizing a Physical Machine 00:05:34
    11. Importing Virtual Machines 00:06:24
    12. Importing VirtualBox VMs 00:04:52
    13. Installing VMware Tools 00:05:27
    14. VM Files 00:06:28
    15. VMDK File Names 00:03:20
  6. Using Virtual Machines
    1. Starting a Virtual Machine 00:04:49
    2. Stopping a Virtual Machine pt. 1 00:05:08
    3. Stopping a Virtual Machine pt. 2 00:05:22
    4. Resuming a Virtual Machine 00:05:01
    5. Closing VMs and Exiting Workstation 00:04:02
    6. Drag / Drop / Cut / Paste 00:04:09
    7. Shared Folders pt. 1 00:05:22
    8. Shared Folders pt. 2 00:05:16
    9. Mapping a Virtual Disk 00:05:41
    10. Adding a Printer 00:03:24
    11. Using Removable Devices 00:05:54
    12. Removable Devices and Lost Data 00:03:45
    13. VM Snapshot Overview 00:03:44
    14. Creating Snapshots pt. 1 00:06:11
    15. Creating Snapshots pt. 2 00:03:35
    16. Snapshot Best Practices 00:04:38
    17. Installing New Software 00:03:40
    18. Recording a VM 00:06:12
    19. Deleting a VM 00:03:48
    20. Goodbye Teams Hello Folders 00:04:18
    21. Converting a Team 00:02:28
  7. Manage and Configure VMs
    1. Workstation Display Preferences 00:05:43
    2. Unity Mode 00:04:27
    3. Encrypting VMs 00:04:30
    4. Moving VMs 00:02:54
    5. Understanding the UUID 00:06:35
    6. Understanding Cloning 00:05:02
    7. Cloning VMs 00:04:44
    8. Changing Hardware Compatibility 00:05:28
    9. Exporting VMs 00:03:42
  8. Configuring Devices
    1. Configuring DVDs 00:05:07
    2. Configuring USB Controllers 00:05:56
    3. Managing the VHD 00:03:08
    4. Compacting the VHD 00:06:11
    5. Expanding the VHD 00:05:51
    6. Defragmenting the VHD 00:04:55
    7. The Virtual Disk Manager 00:03:17
    8. Configuring Keyboard Features 00:05:53
  9. VM Networking
    1. Understanding VM Networking 00:05:26
    2. Common Network Configurations 00:04:23
    3. Changing Default Network Config 00:06:33
    4. Understanding Bridged Networking 00:03:41
    5. Understanding NAT 00:03:55
    6. Understanding Host-Only Networking 00:03:04
    7. Add a Virtual Network Adapter 00:03:32
    8. Modify a Virtual Network Adapter 00:04:46
    9. Disconnect a Virtual Network Adapter 00:02:30
    10. Configure Bandwidth and Packet Loss 00:02:42
    11. VM MAC Addresses 00:04:38
    12. Changing MAC Addresses 00:03:33
  10. Sharing and Remoting
    1. Understanding Workstation Server 00:04:31
    2. Shared Virtual Machines pt. 1 00:03:56
    3. Shared Virtual Machines pt. 2 00:04:39
    4. Connecting to a Remote Server 00:03:59
  11. Tips and Tricks
    1. Editing the .vmx File 00:04:22
    2. Workstation Keyboard Shortcuts 00:04:55
    3. VM BIOS pt. 1 00:04:25
    4. VM BIOS pt. 2 00:04:00
  12. Conclusion
    1. Course Wrap Up 00:03:47
  13. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:02:39