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Installing VMware ESXi on VMware Workstation

Installing ESXi on VMware Workstation¬† is a great way of building a test lab for a vSphere infrastructure. Emulating ESXi in Workstation offers pretty much all the functionality you would have from an installing directly on you hardware minus the performance benefits. The following video demonstrates how easy this installing is to complete, and begin the steps on build a fully function VMware vSphere test lab. Take a look at ‘Initial ESXi Configuration Guide’ which follows on from this post.

 

Initial VMware ESXi Configuration Guide

After installing the ESXi hypervisor, the network configuration options need setting to allow any connection from the vSphere client. To do so, the management password should first be changed from its default of being blank. Following this the network management options can be configured as demonstrated ion the below video guide.