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Making a New Team

Use the New Team Wizard to create a team, then add virtual machines.

1. Open the New Team Wizard.

Choose File > New > Team.

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2. Click Next to confirm the wizard.

3. Type a name and path for the team and click Next.

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The default name and path are based on your default Virtual Machine location. You can type a new entry for name and path, or use the Browse button to find the directory where you want to store the team files.

After you have verified your entries, click Next.

4. If you wish, you can add virtual machines to your team.

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Click Next.

If you select No, I will add virtual machines later, skip to step 9.

If you select Yes, the wizard continues.

5. Click Add to add virtual machines to your team.

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A drop-down menu appears, with three options.

  • New Virtual Machine — Select this option to launch the New Virtual Machine Wizard. See Setting Up a New Virtual Machine.
  • Existing Virtual Machine — Select this option to open a file browser from which you can navigate the host file system to locate an existing .vmx file.
  • When you add a virtual machine to a team it can no longer be accessed outside the team. See Adding an Existing Virtual Machine to a Team.

  • New Clone of Virtual Machine — Select this option to open a file browser from which you can navigate the host file system to locate an existing .vmx file. After you select a virtual machine, Workstation launches the Clone Virtual Machine Wizard. See The Clone Virtual Machine Wizard.
  • Click Next.

    6. If you wish, add LAN segments to your team.

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    If you select No, I will add LAN segments later, skip to step 9.

    If you select Yes, the wizard continues.

    For for information about LAN segments, see Working with Team Networks

    Click Next.

    7. Click Add to create a LAN segment.

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    You can change default names and bandwidth later. See LAN Segments for the procedure.

    Click Next.

    8. Select the network connections for each virtual machine on the team.

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    Network Virtual Machines panel, Windows host.

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    Network Virtual Machines panel, Linux host.

    Select a network connection for each virtual machine Ethernet adapter. Each virtual machine can have one network connection per virtual Ethernet adapter.

  • If you are running Workstation on a Linux host, you can add and remove virtual Ethernet adapters, using the Add Adapter and Remove Adapter buttons.
  • If you are running Workstation on a Windows host, you can add or remove virtual Ethernet adapters later. See Network Adapter.
  • You can change connections later. See Connecting to or Changing a LAN Segment.
  • 9. Click Finish to exit the New Team Wizard.

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