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 5.1 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 5.1 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
1 Install VMware vSphere Graphical User Interfaces
2 Configure VMware ESXi
3 Configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance
4 Standard Virtual Switches
5 Access iSCSI Storage
6 Access IP Storage
7 Managing VMware vSphere VMFS
8 Work with Virtual Machines
9 Use Templates and Clones
10 Modify a Virtual Machine
12 Migrate Virtual Machines
13 Manage Virtual Machines
14 Manage vApps
15 Access Control
16 User Permissions
17 Resource Pools
18 Monitoring Virtual Machine Performance
19 Using Alarms
20 Using vSphere High Availability
21 VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler
22 (Optional) Designing a Network Configuration

1This lab is NOT part of the VMware vSphere 5.1 Install, Configure, Manage course; however, it contains configuration tasks that are necessary in order to complete the lab series, using a NETLAB+ system.