NDG has worked closely with the VMware IT Academy Program to develop these labs and to ensure compatibility with NETLAB+.


The NETLAB+ VMware ICM pod is used to support the VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage 5.0 course. All lab components are 100% virtualized (i.e. ESXi-in-ESXi) to achieve a high pod to physical host ratio, at a significantly lower cost point relative to traditional delivery of vSphere ICM. Using virtualization and the sharing and scheduling capabilities of NETLAB+, each student (or team of students) has access to their own set of virtual equipment, which they may maintain exclusive use of throughout the course.

Please review the content-specific requirements for VMware vSphere ICM labs.

Supported Lab List

A lab addendum for each lab provides detailed guidance on performing the labs using a NETLAB+ system. Please note that the sequence of the lab addenda differs slightly from the sequence of the VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage 5.0 labs. This is necessary in order to provide compatibility with NETLAB+. The labs should be performed in the order of the lab addenda as shown in the table below.

Lab Title
0 Installing ESXi
1 Install VMware vSphere Graphical User Interfaces
2 Configuring VMware ESXi
2 Installing VMware vCenter Server
3 Configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance
4 Using VMware vCenter Server
5 Standard Virtual Switches
6 Accessing IP Storage
7 Managing VMware vStorage vSphere VMFS
8 Working with Virtual Machines
9 Using Templates and Clones
10 Modifying a Virtual Machine
11 Migrating Virtual Machines
12 Managing Virtual Machines
13 Access Control
14 Resource Pools
15 Monitoring Virtual Machine Performance
16 Using Alarms
17 Using VMware High Availability
18 VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler
19 (Optional) Designing a Network Configuration