Real training on real servers allows you to
make mistakes with live consequences.
The skills students
have learned as they watch Videos with voice are
then applied on real servers so that they are
involved in real training not just demos. Each
student will test their skills on each topic on
real servers remotely.
NEW! With 32 GB RAM, 6 x 1000Mb Full-Duplex
Network Cards, BIOS Level Access,
iSCSI and NAS SAN, Virtual Center, DRS and VMotion our
environment provides you with Enterprise Level testing lab
you always dreamed of.
2 x Dual Core Intel® Xeon 5160
32GB Fully Buffered PC5300F
1 x 250GB SAS
1228 Gb (1.2 Tb) iSCSI Shared
4 x Intel + 2 x Broadcom
VM Ware ESX 4.x or ESX 5.x
Remote Desktop, KVM, SSH, VPN
So - what exactly does our
VMWare Practice Lab look like? We get that question a lot….. and
because we can’t always be there to tell you in person, we got a
One of the prerequisites of
VMWare VCP exam or if you'd like to take your VMWare Virtual
Infrastructure skills to the next level - it is cruicial to have
VMWare ESX Server hands on experience, and that is what we
provide at viadmin.com.
We provide you with an opportunity to gain real life VMWare
experience by installing, setting up and administering all of
the aspects of an enterprise-level Virtual Infrastructure.
When you sign up for access to the VMWare practice lab, you
get one dedicated HP or DELL Server with two dual core Intel
XEON processors, 32 Gb RAM, 6 physical network cards, 1.2 Tb
shared SAN LUN and remote KVM control to power up and down your
You will have an access to at least one shared
ESX server with the same specs, connected to the shared SAN, so
that you can set up VMotion, HA, DRS, FT and all of the advanced
To manage your ESX server and to install
vCenter you will be provided with access to a 64-bit Virtual
Machine - your Management Station that you can allways access
even if you power down your dedicated server.
You can install ESX Server on your dedicated host using
remote KVM and then configure it's settings, create virtual
networks and connect to the shared SAN.
With six network
cards, two of them dedicated to SAN connectivity and four to
virtual machines, you can set up any scenario including
multi-pathing, High Availability, vMotion, Fault Tolerance, DRS,
create 10, 15 or more virtual machines and test all of the
VMWare great features!
For labs that require minimum two
ESX servers you need to join our cluster of servers by simply
following up the documentation that you will be provided with,
after you sign up.
So, if you really are looking to gain
hands-on VMWare experience you've come to the right place!
Practice Lab Network Diagram
Bellow you can find a network diagram
representing the VMWare vSphere Practice Lab environment that
you can have an access to. In addition to your main physical
host (top right corner where it says Dedicated ESX Server) that
you can use to install ESXi Server you have an access to at
least one shared ESXi server with the same specs, connected to
our shared SAN
To manage your ESXi Server and to install
vCenter you are provided with access to a 64-bit Windows Virtual
Machine (bottom left where it says Management Station).
In your physical host you have seven network cards, two of them
dedicated to SAN connectivity, four to virtual machines and one
Also we have Active Directory server - to
provide aunthentication and DNS services. VMWare vCenter Server
to use for practice labs that requre more than one ESXi Servers
and SQL Server to host your vCenter Server database. The LUNs
are stored on three DELL Equallogic PS Series iSCSI SAN arrays
for redundancy and multipathing.
There are four ways of accessing VIADMIN Practice Lab.
one is via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) After signing-up you'll
receive a username and password so that you can connect to your
own Management Station (Virtual PC) through Microsoft Remote
Desktop Protocol (RDP). If you are connecting from a
none-Windows based computer, you can use one of these RDP
Clients: for Linux/Solaris/BSD:
rdesktop, for Mac OS: