PacktLib: VMware Workstation - No Experience Necessary

VMware Workstation – No Experience Necessary

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Installing VMware Workstation

Configuring the host computer

Getting VMware Workstation

Installing VMware Workstation on Windows

Installing VMware Workstation on Linux

Starting VMware Workstation for the first time

Summary

Installing Virtual Machines

Before you start

Starting the installation

Installing a Windows 8 virtual machine

Installing a Linux virtual machine

Summary

Working with Virtual Machines

Performing common tasks

Working with hardware

Working with shared folders

Setting virtual machine options

Securing virtual machines

Summary

VMware Workstation behind the Scenes

Understanding VMware Workstation files

Working with VMware Workstation files

Configuring advanced storage

Summary

Networking VMware Workstation

Using different networking modes

Configuring virtual networks

Using advanced network properties on virtual machines

Summary

Accessing Virtual Machines Remotely

Setting up shared machines with the VMware Web Service

Using VNC for remote virtual machine access

Using TeamViewer for remote access through a firewall

Accessing VMware Workstation from tablets and mobile devices

Summary

Converting Virtual Machines

Converting physical machines to VMware Workstation

Performing a V2V conversion and virtual machine import

Summary

Cloning and Snapshots

Understanding when to apply which tools

Working with snapshots

Creating clones

Backups in a virtual environment

Summary

Sharing Virtual Machines

Uploading virtual machines to vSphere and the cloud

Sharing virtual machines with VMware Player

Using VMware appliances

Making screen movies

Summary

Index