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NETLAB+: Building Custom Pods

Please note that this is not an asynchronous on-line track. Everyone is expected to log in every day all day according to the Winter Working Connections schedule. This is a synchronous track.

This on-line Working Connections event is intended solely for the person who registers. Link sharing is only permitted with the prior approval of the National Convergence Technology Center.

Registration is now CLOSED. Both tracks are sold out. But please mark your calendars for Summer Working Connections 2019, to be held in Frisco, Texas July 8-12, 2019.


Participants will gain an in-depth knowledge of the NETLAB+ appliance, specifically focused on building generic, as well as fully custom NETLAB+ pods.


  • 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
    • NETLAB access is not necessary. Attendees who don’t have NETLAB willl be given a temporary instructor account.





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 shared across the NETLAB+ community.

Course Objectives

1. Ability to design, deploy and back-up a fully custom NETLAB+ pod.
2. Import and Export custom NETLAB+ pods.
3. Use simple scripts to manage class deployment.


Day 1:
NETLAB+ VE overview
POD Basics
POD uses
Writing Labs
Designing Pods

Day 2:
NLX and NPD files
Preparing VMs
Deploying Pods

Day 3:
Exporting VMs
Writing a Deployment Guide
VMware Upgrade Manager
Management Pod


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.

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