This quick reference page provides a summary of the specifications of this topology.
For the implementation of the VMware View ICM Pod, it is necessary to request virtual machine templates for the VMware View ICM pod from CSSIA. Using these templates will simplify your setup, since the virtual machines will be pre-configured. See the NETLAB+ VMware ICM Pod Guide for details.
Please be aware of the robust server requirements that are necessary
in order to run nested virtual machines. Review the
virtual machine server recommendations.
VMware View ICM Pod
In the NETLAB+ pod design for the VMware IT Academy View Install, Configure, Manage Course (ICM) 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.
NETLAB+'s use of virtualized lab components results in a significant cost reduction by allowing several pods to run simultaneously on one physical server (final ratio to be determined). This cost reduction can open up the possibility of participating in the VMware IT Academy Program for many organizations who would be unable to afford it otherwise.
A description of the virtual machines in the pod is provided in the table below.
|VMV-STUDENT||Virtual Machine for student operations|
|VMV-AD||Virtualized Active Directory Server|
|VMV-CS||Virtual machine for installing and operating a VMware View Connection Server|
|VMV-VCENTER||Virtual machine for a windows-based vCenter server|
|VMV-ESXi||Virtualized ESXi server for implementing and storing virtual machines used by View|
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: