This page describes the NETLAB+ system requirements to Network+ content. The NETLAB+ pod design uses 100% virtualized lab components to achieve a high pod to physical host ratio, at a significantly lower cost point relative to traditional delivery of ISM content.
Using VMware virtualization and the sharing and scheduling capabilities of NETLAB+, each student (or team of students) has access to their own pod, which they may maintain exclusive use of throughout the course.
Please review the NETLAB+ System Requirements and specific requirements for other courses and lab content.
The following interactive diagram and table lists required hardware components that are required to support the Network+ content.
NETLAB+ integrates with VMware vSphere to provide remote PC support.
|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|
These components are used for NETLAB+ management of VMs. Specifications are provided on the Remote PC Support page.
Details pertinent to specific topologies are available by selecting a topology on the Topologies page.