Archive for June, 2012

Nested Home Lab – Setting up Shared Storage on SuSE (SLES11)

June 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Over the years teaching vSphere, several peers, colleagues and students have asked me how I setup shared storage in my nested test environment.  Being a Novell instructor teaching SuSE Linux. for me this was the obvious choice.  However, most of my colleagues and students are not familiar with Linux, so I have decided to put together a procedure detailing the steps necessary to configure your own shared storage.

You will need:
VMware Workstation 8 / Player 4

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

Due to the length of the instructions (plus loads of screen grabs), I decided to make a PDF available , Enjoy!


Categories: Nested Lab, Storage, vSphere

How to create a Nested vSphere 5 Lab

June 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Many of my students ask me how to create a nested vSphere lab environment for testing/learning purposes.

I was going to document what I had done, then found a REALLY useful blog site by Sammy Bogaert, which has the details.

So check out “Building the Ultimate vSphere Lab” on Sammy’s blog site at

Categories: Nested Lab, vSphere