Virtual Training Lab Features

Powerful and customized training labs

For an overview of the Vaasnet virtual training labs, visit the Virtual Training page. Below is the complete list of the Vaasnet virtual training labs features:

  • You, as an instructor or course designer, can create the perfect image and offer predictable virtual machines to your students
  • Students can take the classes with them and complete classwork after the class.
  • Get performance of new hardware with your old workstations.
    • Students show up with any old laptop with network access and can have a fast and consistent experience.
    • Or get more life out of your existing workstations.
  • Excellent for trainers who travel, and also for fixed training locations.
  • The only thing you need is good internet access (15-20 students per 1Mbps)
  • Supports port 3389 (standard RDP) and 443 (HTTPS) so works in nearly all corporate environments. (It would still be worthwhile to confirm before training in a new location to ensure that an aggressive policy does not block access to some sites. We have seen some policies block even port 443 usage.)
  • Use the Windows or Mac RDP client which is highly optimized for a great training experience. Much preferred to ActiveX solutions offered by our competitors.
  • Machines auto-pause (like a screensaver) after a set period of inactivity so you only pay for your actual student's usage.
  • Post-class sandbox accounts allows students to use their machines after the class to review the material or to complete what they were not able to complete during the class. Since the machines auto-pause, you only pay for when they are using the machines, and for storage space. Very affordable for you as an instructor but a great value-add to offer to your students.
  • Student's use their own credentials and unique account. There is support for preconfigured credentials if your training class requires.
  • Virtual machines have high speed public internet access (if desired).
  • Detailed statistics per student are provided on what machines they are using, when they use them, average and total active time, and more.
  • Highly experienced technical support while preparing your templates and while you are offering your classes.
  • High performance environment, giving an excellent experience at all times.
  • Virtual Machine Templates
    • Customize your virtual machine template however you want and then we produce your student virtual machines based off of this template.
    • All you have to do for your class is define the estimated class size and your machines will be built and ready for the start of your training.
  • Student Virtual Machines
    • Fully up to date with Windows patches when students obtain machines.
    • Machines are automatically started and ready just before the class starts so your students can access their virtual machine in seconds - no waiting for the virtual machine to start.
    • Support for overlapping private IP addresses so students can use identical static IPs if your lab instructions require.
    • Support for predefined machine names, and predefined usernames (if desired).
    • Support for a multiple virtual machine environment for each student. Create an entire environment with static IPs and have the environment predictably deployed to your students.
    • Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012 supported. Client operating systems are limited due to licensing restrictions -- but just ask us and we can work with you! Keep in mind the Server operating systems can be modified to give a workstation experience.
  • Invites - Getting your students onto their virtual machines
    • You have multiple choices on how you want to invite students to use your private class virtual machines. Students can be invited by any of the following:
      • Offering a unique URL per student (e.g. vaasnet.com/abcdef005/).
      • Single use email invites which are unique per email address.
      • A generic shared class URL used by all students (each student will still get their own virtual machine training environment).
    • At any time you can revoke permissions for the users, and see which users are using which machines.
    • Further customizations are available to accommodate your unique requirements. Contact us to discuss how Vaasnet can help you with your training labs.