On this video you can see the step by step guide of how to install pfSense 2.0 RC1 on VM Ware Workstation 7.1.
Download the ISO file from Here.
Configure the Virtual Machine and mount the ISO file.
Go over the Setup, and configure the interfaces.
As option you can enable SSH access.
This is the first part of the network laboratory setup.
Have fun, and I hope you enjoy the video.