Im now in the process of building up my Virtual Lab (I’m pretty excited about this as I have been out of the Virtualisation arena for a few years, so this will be an opportunity to learn whats new in 6.5 and also have a good play with Hyper-V) – My Home Lab Hardware is now in place and I have upgraded my VMWare Workstation to 12.5 (Current latest version)
The overall plan for my Lab is to run a small vSphere 6.5 and Hyper-V Environment for various reasons (mainly my new role – which i will post about soon) all contained within VMware Workstation.
I have a few SMB Shares running in my Home which i wanted to access from one of my Ubuntu Desktops. The Share in question was a Software repository on my NAS and so in my instructions you will see software or sw referenced, these you will have to change with your equivalent.
I already had 2 external Monitors running from my MacBook by using 2 x miniDP to HDMI adapters. I was using the fairly standard ones that come with the Mac but I have another Monitor which i used for my Lab PC (Windows) and Figured I could connect this to my Mac and run Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect to it, removing the extra Keyboard and mouse off my desk.