The musings of an IT Consultant

Jun 30 2009   2:41PM GMT

Why VMware Workstation is your best friend

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, so in this day and age of virtualization, and many operating systems, how do you cope? With VMware Workstation of course! Gone are the days of requiring multiple PCs to try and create a test lab to try out different operatings systems, or to setup large lab scenarios.

Like I mentioned in a previous blog post, I highly recommend that IT consultants purchase a copy of VMware Workstation. You can install it on your laptop and easily create virtual environments to test out things you might commonly run into. For example I have a test environment set up on my laptop for all the Windows OS’ I commonly see at client sites. Then if I need to test a new patch, or try out a new solution I can just try it out on one of my test virtual machines. If it blows up I can just revert back to my last snapshot.

Now having said that, VMware is offering a new deal if you buy it now. If you buy VMware Workstation before July 6th, 2009 you will get a free online training course from VMware. This is great for those of you who are just getting started in the virtual world. You can take advantage of this offer here.


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