Customized AutoLab for VCAP5-DCA

April 5, 2014 – 7:42 pm

I have been busy for the past few weeks deconstructing and customizing the Autolab ( to suit my needs. I will start preparing for the VCAP5-DCA exam mid-may and while going through the blueprint, I will build a lab workbook to help myself and others prepare for the exam.

I wanted to start with a clean lab and Autolab was a great option! However it contained too many VMs that weren’t needed for my purpose and I wanted to adapt the naming convention to my personal standards.

While digging into it, I started wondering if I could automate the whole installation from start to finish. Well, I did it! 🙂

The lab contains a Domain Controller, NAS, virtual router, 2 ESXi hosts and vCenter server.

This script requires the lab to be hosted on a vSphere 5.x host with a vCenter instance (to deploy the multi-VMs OVF package).

Check it out and give me your feedback! Would love to hear what you think of it!

You can download it here (4GB): LabInstall

Note: The password everywhere in the environment is “Welcome!”


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