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HOL 3-Tier Application – Using Docker Images

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While it is interesting to see how a very simple application is constructed, some people just want to get the app deployed so they can use it. This is an incremental update to getting the Hands-on Labs 3-Tier app setup using Docker images. Everything remains the same except that you do not need to do Read more...
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HOL 3-Tier Application – Updates for PhotonOS 3

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This article contains the updates required to create our 3-Tier demonstration app on PhotonOS 3 rather than v1.0 that was described in the original series from 2017. If you are not familiar with the intent of the original pose, the idea is to have a distributed but simple “application” that can be used to demonstrate Read more...

A Guide to Hosting Your Own Virtual Hands-on Labs Event

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Hi, We hope everyone is safe and healthy. Given the circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak, most physical in-person events have been converted to online events. This post will give you a few suggestions for creative ways to engage customers with Hands-on Labs. VMware Hands-on Labs are offered online 24/7, publicly and at no cost. This Read more...

Using the Hands-On Labs to be A Force for Good

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As many of you may already know, VMware just released the VMware Appliance for Folding @ Home Fling last week and you can check out this blog post A Force for Good: VMware Appliance for Folding @ Home by Amanda Blevins for all the details. As everyone is wrapped up in their own personal quarantine, Read more...

Odyssey into Asia Pacific vForums – Week 2

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  vForum Seoul (Nov 19th, 2019) Odyssey made its debut in Seoul on the 19th of November. Located at the very center of the venue, vForum attendees gathered around the area to watch the contestants compete. Round 1 was on vSphere, Round 2 on Horizon and the last round was centered on vSAN. Here is Read more...

Odyssey into Asia Pacific vForums – Week 1

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  Straight after VMworld Barcelona, the excitement of Odyssey continued at the vForums in APAC (Asia Pacific). What are vForums? VMware vForum’s are smaller sized replications of VMworld that are held in major cities around the world. At vForums, attendees can meet face to face with VMware product experts and learn more about navigating through Read more...

The (VMware) Odyssey Continues – all the way to Barcelona, Spain

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This past November, we successfully launched our second VMware Odyssey Tournament, sponsored by Intel. Similar to VMworld 2019 US, we offered this new program in three different modes: Game Mode: Individual VMworld attendees could drop by the stage and take one of three Odyssey labs during non-competition hours. For game mode, we partnered with the Read more...

We Have Lift Off: Version 2 of vSAN Beginner Odyssey Game

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We just made updates to the HOL-2008-04-ODY – vSAN Beginner Odyssey Lab based on user feedback. Version 2 of the VMware vSAN Beginner Odyssey Lab is now live! Congratulations to Anthony Laurente, Jonas Weber, and Danilo Coppola on ranking at the top of our global vSAN version 1 leaderboard! Keep an eye out for our Read more...

How to use VMware Odyssey for your next Event

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As VMware Odyssey grows, we are continually learning better ways to run the program. Here are our latest tips, tricks, and best practices to have a VMware Odyssey ‘Hackathon’ at your next team meeting or partner event: Prep Work: Step 1: Take an Odyssey Lab. Learn the key differences between a Hands-on Labs and VMware Read more...