This quick reference page provides a summary of the specifications of the Network+ Pod.
The Network+ Pod is a 100% virtual machine pod consisting of five virtual machines. Linked together through virtual networking, these virtual machines provide the environment for a student or team to perform the Network+ labs.
You may request virtual machine templates for the Network+ Pod from CSSIA.
The virtual machines in the Network+ Pod are listed below. The Virtual Machine Deployment Names are provided as a suggested naming convention.
|Virtual Machine Topology Name||Virtual Machine Deployment Name|
|Windows 2k8 R2 External||Network+_WindowsExt_Master|
|Windows 2k8 R2 Internal 1||Network+_WindowsInt1_Master|
|Windows 2k8 R2 Internal 2||Network+_WindowsInt2_Master|
|Backtrack 5 Internal||Network+_BackTrack_Master|
The Network+ course will consume 36.6 GB of storage per each user pod instance.
Details of the storage requirements for each of the lab virtual machines in the Network+ Pod are provided in the table below. Some fluctuation in the numbers may occur.
|Virtual Machines||Initial Master Pod
(thin provisioning) GB
|Windows 2k8 R2 External||7|
|Windows 2k8 R2 Internal 1||11.2|
|Windows 2k8 R2 Internal 2||7|
|Backtrack 5 Internal||11.2|
The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA) provides virtual machine templates to install on the pod.
To request access to the preconfigured virtual machine templates from CSSIA:
Please refer to the NETLAB+ Network+ Pod Installation Guide for details on installing the VMs on your NETLAB+ system.