VMware Fusion 6 for the IT Pro

Learn what VMware Fusion 6 can do for you, how to create a variety of different network types, share files between host and guest, use the new linked clone feature, import virtual appliance from the web, and make your life more productive as an IT Pro.
Course info
Rating
(31)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 6, 2013
Duration
3h 31m
Table of contents
Introduction to VMware Fusion 6 for the IT Pro
VMware Fusion 101
Installing VMware Fusion
What's New in VMware Fusion 6
Creating Virtual Machines in VMware Fusion 6
Being Productive with VMware Fusion
Sharing Files Between Host and Guest
Virtual Networking in VMware Fusion
Securing VMware Fusion
Snapshots, Clones, and Linked Clones
Advanced Virtual Machine Configuration
Administering VMware Fusion from the Command Line
Downloading and Deploying Virtual Appliances in Fusion
Running Hyper-V in Fusion
Running vSphere in Fusion
Description
Course info
Rating
(31)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 6, 2013
Duration
3h 31m
Description

VMware's latest release VMware Fusion is offered in two new versions with exciting features for the IT Pro. Desktop virtualization is used heavily by IT Pros to learn new operating systems, test advanced configurations, demonstrate applications, and test OS/App upgrades. With Fusion being the best desktop virtualization solution on the Apple Mac platform, it's used more and more, as the popularity of the Mac platform increases with IT Pros. In this course, you'll learn what Fusion 6 can do for you, how to create a variety of different network types, share files between host and guest, use the new linked clone feature, import virtual appliance from the web, and make your life more productive as an IT Pro.

About the author
About the author

David has authored over 50 courses for Pluralsight.com around enterprise data center technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and (especially) VMware vSphere.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Installing VMware Fusion
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Installing VMware Fusion 6. The best way to get started with VMware Fusion is simply to try it out for free. VMware offers a free 30-day evaluation of VMware Fusion. So that makes it easy to get started learning VMware Fusion, creating virtual machines, and perhaps even in 30 days, testing out the latest advanced features in Fusion version 6. To evaluate VMware Fusion 6 for yourself just go to VMware. com/go/tryfusion or enter VMware Fusion trial or evaluation inside your favorite search engine. Now during that 30 day period where you're testing and learning VMware Fusion I encourage you to spend some time checking out the VMware Fusion community because it's a vibrant community with a lot of resources. And most likely the answers to any questions you have related to VMware Fusion. In just a few minutes we'll be using that VMware. com/go/tryfusion link to download the latest version of VMware Fusion 6 and install it, walking you through the process step by step.

Being Productive with VMware Fusion
Hello and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Being Productive with VMware Fusion. No matter what computer software application that you're using, when you're new, it can take some time to become productive, and efficient, at using that application. In many cases, people are efficient at using operating systems and applications, simply by knowing the Hotkeys that they can press. To very quickly accomplish common and repetitive tasks. Just like other applications, VMware Fusion has its own set of Hotkeys. And you can become more productive and more efficient at using VMware Fusion, if you'll take the time to learn and start applying these Hotkeys in your everyday use of VMware Fusion. If you go into the VMware Fusion preferences, and then go into Keyboard and Mouse. It's there that you'll find the predefined VMware Fusion Hotkeys. In fact, the first one that I recommend you know, is how to perform a Ctrl+Alt+Delete. That's because most VMware Fusion users are using the Windows operating system inside one or more of their virtual machines. And they need to know how to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, primarily to log on to Windows. But if you're inside a Windows Guest Virtual machine, and you look down on your Mac keyboard to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, you'll find that it is possible, but it might take you a few times to get it right. So if you're on a full-size Mac keyboard, what you do is you press the forward Delete button. Ctrl, then Option and, by the way, the forward Delete key is the key below the Help key. If you're on a Mac laptop keyboard or the condensed wireless Mac keyboard, like I'm using now, you can press Function, then Ctrl, then Option, then Delete. In fact, let's go over into a VMware Fusion virtual machine and I'll show you how.