NDG is pleased to host and promote the collaboration of lab resources to support education in information assurance among NETLAB+ users and the entire educational community.

The requirements listed on this page are specific to the use of NETLAB+ for delivering NETLAB+ supported Cyber Security training courses. These requirements must be followed in addition to the NETLAB+ System Requirements.

Required Hardware Components

The following interactive diagram and table lists required hardware components that are required to support the VMware IT Academy Program. See the Scaling section of this page to determine how many ESXi servers are required.


NETLAB+ integrates with VMware vSphere to provide remote PC support.

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1 NETLAB+ Server NETLAB+® is a server appliance with all software pre-installed. NETLAB+ Overview
2 VMware vCenter VMware vCenter enables you to manage the resources of multiple ESXi hosts and allows you to monitor and manage your physical and virtual infrastructure. NETLAB+ integrates with VMware vCenter to assist the administrator with installing, replicating and configuring virtual machine pods. vCenter Requirements
3 VMware ESXi Physical VMware ESXi servers host the virtual machines in your pods. Virtualization using ESXi is performed on separate physical servers, not included with NETLAB+. You can interface with multiple ESXi servers if necessary. Recommended Hardware for ESXi

Topology Specific Requirements

Details pertinent to specific topologies are available by selecting a cyber security topology on the topologies page.