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Category: Hands-on Lab

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The perfect nested virtualization-based demo LAB: adding Template VMs (and vSAN)

Recently, I have installed several template virtual machines in my lab. My primary objective is to automate large-scale migrations to the AWS Cloud using the AWS CloudEndure Migration Factory Solution. The secondary objective is to test VMware HCX based migrations to Cloud. This article gives you an idea of how to prepare vSAN based nested LAB to achieve similar goals.

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The perfect nested virtualization-based demo LAB: Basics, vCenter, vSphere, shared storage, networking

I am building my lab to support testing cloud migration tools. It is not only for “legacy” VMs but cloud native workloads as well. I deployed ESXi7 on nested Workstation 16, added Synology NAS via NFS to store ISOs, built core infra like DC on Windows Server 2022, and thought about the proper diagramming tool supports the hybrid design and automated deployment.

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Buying my new Google Domain and getting started with Workspace and GCP

When you register a domain it is a big deal. It is your e-mail address, it is connected to your organization, you will use it in Cloud IAM and connected APIs. You will type it in CLI and pick it from GUI multiple times. I added my experiences with Microsoft Azure/M365/Teams and AWS Route 53/Chime as well.

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Hands-on LAB! “The source system.”

Storage is key, saying as ex. Virtana employee. If you want to build a fast and great lab, you need to understand your options in this area.