Version 2.6 released April 2015
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This lab builder kit is designed to produce a nested vSphere 6.0 5.5, 5.1, 5.0 or 4.1 lab environment with the minimum effort. Prebuilt Open Source VMs and the shell of other VMs are provided along with automation for the installation of operating systems and applications into these VMs. The lab build was originally created to aid study towards VCP5 certification however it has many other possible uses.
The hardware requirements for the lab are moderate. Hopefully you won’t need to buy a new computer, although you may need to do some upgrades. If you can dedicate a computer to the role then the lab runs extremely well under ESXi.
|Hardware||Minimum||Great Choice||Used to build the lab|
|CPU||Dual Core, 64Bit||Quad Core, i7||i7 Quad Core|
|RAM||16GB||How much can you afford?||32GB|
|Hard Disk||120GB free space||200GB SSD free space||240 GB SSD|
|Operating System||64 Bit||ESXi 5||Windows 7 64Bit|
|Virtualization Software||VMware Player (untested)||ESXi 5||VMware Workstation 10|
The AutoLab kit contains open source software and so can be freely redistributed. The full lab requires licensed software components some of which are quite large, vSphere and Windows installers. Download the deployment guide for directions to download the other software.