Start off to learn Vmware basic

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Hi Expert,

I wanted to start learning some Vmware basic, I was wondering how should I start off, as Vmware is not free and have different type of version. Appreciate if any expert can advise me on.

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VMware vSphere is FREE. (ESXi).

Also VMware vSphere is available on 60 day evaluation (also FREE).

If you are interested in VMware vSphere (ESXi) the following EE Articles, I've written as a Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots may help you...

Part 1:  HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5)

Part 2: HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 6.5

Part 3: HOW TO: Create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5)

Part 4: HOW TO: Upload an ISO image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere Host Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct.

Part 5: HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5)

Part 6: HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell

Part 7: HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server

Part 8: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server

HOW TO: Deploy and Install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (VCSA 6.5)

You may also want to consider VMwareTV ?

https://www.youtube.com/user/vmwaretv

as a learning source, it depends how you learn, do you find it easier to read articles, watch videos, or build your own Lab to experiment.

Most of us have learnt, and have our own Labs...

You could also look at AutoLab, which I wrote about in this article, which will create a VMware Lab, automatically for you...

HOW TO: Set up a lab environment for vSAN using VMware Workstation

you just need to provide the ISOS!

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Thanks for the help and guide.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Expert of the Year 2017

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no problems, if you have any questions relating to your new VMware Learning experience, please feel free to reach out and contact me.

There are also some EE - VMware Training courses you could also subscribe to.

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