NetLab+: Building Custom Pods and Infrastructure Tips

Track Room Location: TBD


Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the NETLAB+ appliance, specifically focused on building generic, as well as fully custom NETLAB+ pods. The course will also cover the use of VMware to simplify management and upgrading infrastructure.


A knowledge of, or interest in, the NETLAB+ appliance.
A basic understanding of virtual machines.
***(Preferred) Administrative access to a NETLAB+ appliance and ESXi infrastructure.


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Douglas Moore is a Systems Engineer for Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ) and manages FSCJ’s nine NETLAB+ deployments. Over the past four years, Douglas has contracted with FSCJ, Georgia Southern, and Network Development Group (NDG) to ensure functionality and the quality of production labs. Douglas works directly with faculty to bring custom pods to the classroom to enhance students’ hands on experience and is the author of Server Configuration 2012R2, a NETLAB+ specific course that is gaining much attention in the NETLAB+ community.

Three Objectives

1. Ability to design, deploy and back-up a fully custom NETLAB+ class.
2. Ability to upgrade host infrastructure.
3. Use simple scripts to manage class deployment.


Day 1: (Monday)
POD Basics

Day 2: (Tuesday)
Custom PODs (Part1)
Writing labs
Deploy a Microsoft POD
Power CLI

Day 3: (Wednesday)
Custom PODs (Part2)
Lab Designer
Pod Designer

Day 4: (Thursday)
Upgrade Manager
ESXi 6.0 (SSO)
Dell Open Manage Essentials

Day 5: (Friday)
Finalize labs
Storage (white box)


Will be provided during the course.

Please note that content is subject to change or modification based on the unique needs of the track participants in attendance.