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Constructing a VMware home lab to boost your skillset

Building a VMware home test lab allows you to play with VMware's new technologies without interrupting your production or test and development environments.

Building a virtual test lab to boost VMware skills

By Eric Siebert, Contributor


Homemade virtual test labs allow IT administrators to hone their skills outside of business hours. These personal labs provide valuable training time for virtualization enthusiasts, without the possibility of disrupting production environments. This article outlines the necessary hardware and software components for building a basic, virtualization home lab.


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This was last published in June 2010

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