The New Pulse IoT Center 2.0 Hands-on Lab (HOL) is now live and can be publicly accessed here:

HOL-2089-01-EMT – VMware Pulse IoT Center


People taking a hands-on lab


The HOL’s at VMworld are extremely popular so many of the product teams at VMware use the event to refresh the HOLs for their respective products and/or solutions. Since Pulse IoT Center 2.0 was recently released back in April, it made sense to refresh the HOL for it. A few weeks after VMworld, most of the new HOL’s become available publicly in VMware HOL Online and the Pulse IoT Center 2.0 is one of them.


These HOL’s are a ton of work to create. The virtual environment needs to be built, scenarios need to be created, documentation is developed, and hours of testing and updating. Hats off to Hakon Fosshaug, Ken Osborn, and Vernon Lihou who all dedicated their time, much of it in the evenings and weekends, to put together the new Pulse IoT Center 2.0 HOL. They do this because they are passionate about helping customers learn about new technology and the HOL platform is easily the most popular way to do that. At VMworld in San Francisco, Hakon, Ken, and Vernon also held two Pulse Expert Led Workshops where they guided the attendees through the Pulse IoT Center 2.0 HOL and answered their questions along the way.


The Pulse IoT Center 2.0 HOL has 5 modules and is about 4 hours in total length.

Pulse HOL Modules


When you take a HOL, it dynamically provisions the lab environment for you, then ~3 hours later, the environment is deleted. The great thing about the way these are developed is that you can always request another HOL and then jump to whatever module you want to take, so, you don’t have to redo everything.


If you are interested in Edge and IoT and some of the problems VMware Pulse IoT Center 2.0 solves, then check out this HOL.