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VMware Odyssey @VMworld 2019 US – The Start Of A New Journey

What a week! VMware Odyssey, sponsored by Intel, was a HUGE success. Contestants and viewers gathered around the Odyssey stage to witness the first official launch of the program at VMworld 2019 US.

RECAP – What is VMware Odyssey?

VMware Odyssey, sponsored by Intel, is the gamification of Hands-on Labs, designed to engage, challenge, and showcase user’s expertise across the VMware portfolio. Last week at VMworld US, we offered two types of Odyssey labs:

  1. Game Mode – Individual VMworld attendees could take an Odyssey lab in game mode at one of our desktop stations to compete with other players around the world!  The global Odyssey leaderboard displayed the top players with the quickest times.
  2. Tournament Mode -Teams come together in a tournament setting to compete against each other in rounds. The winning teams continued to the finals to play for 1st and 2nd place.

VMware Odyssey – Game Mode

Outside official Odyssey tournament hours, our stage was open to anyone who wanted to try our brand-new Odyssey ‘Game Mode’ labs. Customers came to experience a taste of the Odyssey Game Lab’. Participants raced against the clock to complete the given lab tasks as fast as they could to rank on the global leaderboard. Some initial customer feedback is included below:

  • “Great experience. This would be a good way to expand on VCP certification and have a lab setup to test the skills of a certification.”
  • “Fun concept. Challenging enough to be fun but not impossible. Leading but not spoon fed. Really well done; enjoyed this. Thanks!”

The VMware Odyssey Tournament Begins

Ready, Set, Go!

On Tuesday, all the participants delved into Round 1 with great scrutiny, trying to figure out the correct configurations. The excitement was almost tangible as teams huddled together to help each other in figuring out the correct configurations for the tasks.

After the first two rounds finished, the top 12 teams progressed to the semifinals on Wednesday, August 29th. Each round covered a brand-new VMware product topic.  To kick off the final rounds, our CEO, Pat Gelsinger, cheered on the teams, and even gave them back rubs for good luck!

The top six teams from the semifinals advanced to the final round and competed for first and second place. After some breathtaking minutes we had a winning team, the Meteors!

Congratulations again to our Odyssey grand prize winners – the Meteors! Well done Dmitri,
Ben, and Nick! Check out Ben’s blog post on his experience with Odyssey: https://www.murben.net/2019/09/vmworld-2019-hol-odyssey-competition-we.html

Thank you again to everyone who participated in or cheered on VMware Odyssey at VMworld US last week. A special shout out and thank you as well to our sponsor, Intel, for making our first official VMworld Odyssey Tournament possible!

 

 

Check out our Facebook page for more photos: https://www.facebook.com/vmwarehol/ 

What’s Next?

Our next stop is VMworld 2019 Barcelona.  We can’t wait to see you there!  In the meantime, check out the VMware Odyssey website to learn more: http://odyssey.vmware.com/

About Kate Lee – 

Kate Lee is a Technical Marketing Manager (Support Engineer) of the Hands-on Labs Team and the only member residing in Asia. She loves supporting day-to-day customers and employees with their Hands-on Labs experience and is also engaged in supporting Odyssey.

VMworld 2019 US Hands-on Labs – VMware Odyssey: What’s New and Cool

Make your mark at Hands-on Labs VMworld 2019 US! Over the last 12 months, our team has been working tirelessly to create a meaningful experience for you. This year we have 83 new labs across all of our products and several never-before-seen offerings.

What’s New?

We are excited to be introducing several new programs this year.

  • VMware Odysseyby Hands-on Labs: We are taking Hands-on Labs to the next level by adding gamification elements to the labs you know and love. Showcase your technical expertise in our Hands-on Labs environment across the VMware portfolio of products. Compete through rounds and go head to head with teams to be crowned the grand prize winner! Register now and become the Odyssey Champion!

Are you ready to be crowned this year’s Odyssey Champion? Limited availability, Register today, claim your spot and jacket!

  • Partner Labs: Test drive our newest partner products and solutions with Hands-on Labs. At VMworld 2019 US, we will offer many new partner labs including Dell, AWS, and more.
  • Hands-on Labs Augmented Reality: Augmented Reality will be available within the VMworld App throughout the Hands-on Labs area. Discover the Expert-Led Workshops, Command Center Wall, Hands-on Labs Tours, and VMware Odyssey.

Labs That Fit Your Schedule

Take any lab, anywhere, anytime. VMware Hands-on Labs are flexible to fit your schedule. Here are a few options available at VMworld:

  • Self-Paced Labs: Explore VMware’s latest products by taking a Hands-on Lab on your own time and at your own pace.
    • At a traditional workstation: Come into the Hands-on Lab room and we will provide you with a seat, a screen and a keyboard.
    • Bring in your own device (BYOD): Find a spot in our open HOL Connect (info on VMworld website) to start a lab.
  • Expert-Led Workshops: Try Hands-on Labs in an engaging, instructional environment with lab creators and experts in the room with you! This year we increased the number of workshops available AND added two workshops in Spanish and Portuguese. 

What about Prizes?

 This year our prizes are better than ever! Here are a few ways you can qualify to win:

  • The CloudCred, Hands-on Labs Great Labs Game: Score your CloudCred points for EVERY lab and workshop. Follow the QR code at the end of your lab or session for CloudCred points to win BIG PRIZES!! 
  • VMware Odyssey™ by Hands-on Labs: Come to VMware Odyssey during VMworld and enter for a chance to win prizes and Odyssey swag.

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

About Olivia Reyes

Olivia Reyes is a Content Delivery Specialist and the newest member of the Hands-on Labs team! She is excited to drive innovation and automation across current processes, products and solutions for all things Hands-on Labs.

Welcome back to San Francisco VMworld 2019 Hands-on Labs Where to eat, drink and be seen…

Friends,

Welcome back to San Francisco for VMworld 2019 Hands-on Labs !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We want to make you feel at home and would put together a list of cool places to go, eat and be seen.  This is an updated posted from many years ago.. some of the restaurants names you will find here again.

A little about me. I have lived in San Francisco all my life and seen lots of changes and yet some things never change.

My favorite restaurants and adult beverages establishments by neighborhood…

North Beach  

Original Joes – This is a classic San Francisco restaurant – Class American Italian food. My go to meal here is the Cheeseburger on Sour Dough.  Fun trivia – I actually worked here during my college years as a cashier when the restaurant was in the Tenderloin. I later learned why begin a cashier at a restaurant in the Tenderloin was not a good idea

Café Greco – There are many cafes in North Beach – this is one that has not changed much and very cool to be seen at. The Tiramisu and Cappuccino work well together.

Marios Cigar Shop – This is a cool little sandwich shop right around the corner from Original Joes. This has been here for many years – it’s a cash only place. The sandwiches are great and be sure to ask for the House Campari

Tony’s Pizza – Probably the best thin crust pizza in San Francisco. The coal fire pizza (900 degrees) is our top favorite. Be prepared to wait for a table during peak hours. They also have it by the slice next door.

The Richmond – This is one of the neighborhoods where the sunshine is a rare thing – so when it does shine it becomes a very special occasion.

Burma Super Star – This is one of my favorite restaurants – This the Richmond district classic restaurant. No reservations, small seating and always delicious meals. My go to dishes:

  • Tea Leaf Salad
  • Pea Shoots
  • Pumkin Port
  • Walnut Prawns ….

Thanh Long – This is the place to go for roasted crab and garlic noodles. This is not a good place for anyone with seafood allergies. Pro Tip – Do not share a crab – eat your own enjoy your meal. There are tons of other places with better prices and maybe better crab but this for us is unique as it is so close to the beach you can hear the ocean on a quiet day and freeze if you don’t bring a jacket or sweater. They have a great cocktail bar but there is no parking anywhere. You will have to Uber, or valet Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mission – I added this one last just because it has become the neighborhood where all things exciting happen. At least this is what we hear – Some fun Trivia – yes I owned a Low Rider once – 78 Buick Regal and the “Mish” was where we went for entertainment.

Blondies Bar and No Grill – It seems like this is the one stop that is hard to pass up. They serve up delicious 16oz adult beverages – our top pick is the Blondelope. This is a cash only place so be sure to load up on cash before going. Also they will card you – bring a government issued ID.

Pancho Villa Taqueria – This is our after hours go to. We love it because they stay open late (till midnight), there are tons of interesting people to see on the street, and  require no reservations and of course the Mexican food is very good. Be sure to custom make your burrito – the will customize your burrito if you ask nicely – and be sure to go savor the special sauces they provide.

Dandelion  Chocolate – This is pretty much chocolate heaven for us. They even do Chocolate Tours so if interested book early – I have never taken a tour so would love to hear what you thought.

ABV – This is a staff favorite – its 100 meters from Blondies and they do accept Credit Cards. I hear the Whiskey Soda selection is decent (High Balls) .  They do check your so be sure to bring a government ID.

Little Star Pizza – We think this is one of the better Pizzas in the City There are tons more but this one is very close to Blondies – they specialize in corn meal crust they do thick and thin pizza. The chicken wings are worth a mention and the salads are good.

Trick Dog – This establishment is new to me and have enjoyed it very much. They do have some great refreshments here. The menu features old school tattoos (Popeye the Sailor Tattoo) as part of the names of the drinks themselves. Some names not suitable to mention here. This is a little out of the way so do uber over.

Not in the Mission but great to mention

Smugglers Cover – We love this little establishment as it genuinely has a pirate ship feel to it. Bring your ID, and once inside go downstairs. It feels very much like the hull of a ship. Some of our favorite refreshments are the Leilani and Hibiscus Rum Punch – Order the commemorative mug. It will be a nice mug to take back with you to help remember the evening.

The Tonga Room – This is a fun place to go although it has become very touristy over the years. I heard this place was where the hotel swimming pool was.

There are hundreds of places to go to in San Francisco these are just my personal favorites, come by the Hands-on Labs room and let us know what you thought of our choices. Also please be sure to share your favorite spots with our readers in comments section.  .

See you at VMworld 2019 Hands-on Labs Room

-Pablo Roesch

@heyitspablo

 

Into the Future with VMware Odyssey @VMworld 2019 – Gamification of Hands-on Labs

Have you ever wished there was a fun and quick way to learn about a VMware product and its features? If your answer is yes, we are happy to introduce VMware Odyssey a new approach to evaluating VMware products.

How? We have added gamification elements to the labs you know and love. VMware Odyssey are short 15-minute tasks that challenge your knowledge and expertise across the VMware portfolio.

How did it all get started?

It is in VMware’s DNA to push the boundaries, we launched an in-person competition during vForum Singapore 2018. The results were amazing! We had a total of 52 customers and partners, forming 18 teams of 2-3 people competition against each other. Within the teams, there was a great amount of teamwork as participants worked together to complete the required given tasks.  There were a lot of interactions with the audience as they cheered for their favorite teams and friends. Click here to read more

How has it evolved?

The Hands-on Labs team has been working tirelessly to grow and scale the program in-person and online. For the vForum Singapore event all the validation was done manually; participants completed tasks and lab staff checked to make sure they were done correctly. This did not give us much room to scale, so over the past 6 months, we have been developing a fully automated game engine that will automatically check that a task was completed correctly.

Odyssey is created using VMware’s Hands-on Labs environment with customized manuals created specifically to test your technical knowledge and expertise of VMware products. Once you complete a task you get instant feedback on your progress. You can form a team and go head to head against the clock to reach the highest ranking on the leaderboard.

Watch Video to Learn More

What’s next…?

We are happy to announce we are bringing the fun and excitement to VMworld 2019! Come and join the fun in San Francisco August 25-29 and Barcelona November 4-7, register at www.vmworld.com!

Stay tuned for our next blog with details about our upcoming in-person events. Please leave your comments and feedback to learn more.

A Full Catalogue Of Lightning Labs Is Here!

Lightning Labs are short 30-minute, concentrated modules of our Hands-On Labs that are designed to maximize your time. Simply put, they are the fastest and easiest way to learn about core product features broken down to bite-sized actions.

These evaluations are FREE, easy to access thru our Lighting Lab Catalogue and up and running on your browser in minutes, NO INSTALLATION required.

Simply choose the lab you’d like to test drive and click on the Start Lab button.

Now you are ready to dive in and evaluate the features and functionality of VMware products. It’s that simple.

But don’t take my word for it, listen to the experts:

Got 30 minutes? Try one now!

NSX Lightning Hands-on Lab Gain hands-on experience with logical switching and review the scalability and availability of the NSX platform.
vSAN 6.7 Lightning Hands-on Lab Learn about the new product features and enable vSAN using the new vSphere Client (HTML5 UI).
vSphere 6.7 Lightning Hands-on Lab Explore improvements and new features in ESXi and vCenter Server management and lifecycle.
VMware on AWS Lightning Hands-on Lab Get an introduction to deploying a SDDC through the user interface and configure SDDCs on VMware Cloud on AWS.
Horizon 7 Lightning Hands-on Lab Explore the user environment manager administration on Horizon with UEM 9.4.
Workspace ONE Lightning Hands-on Lab Gain product knowledge of Workspace ONE integration with SaaS applications and Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management.

If English is not your preferred language, you will be pleased to know that our 2019 Hands-on Lab manuals have been localized to serve our global audience. Click here for instructions on how to change your language in the Hands-on Labs portal.

 

Let us know what you think of our Lighting Labs. Carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

Take a Lightning Labs – Win an Apple Watch!

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We know your time is valuable so we have been working on identifying the best way you can learn more about VMware products in small segments of time.

How? With the development of Lightning Labs.

What are Lightning Labs?

Lightning Labs are the fastest and easiest way to test-drive the full technical capabilities of VMware products. These evaluations are free, up and running on your browser in minutes, and require no installation. We have broken down the content of a lab into small “bite-sized” sections that allow you to learn about a core product feature in 30-minutes.

Explore Horizon 7, the leading platform for virtual desktops and apps.  Discover the integration between Workspace ONE and SaaS applications, and learn about Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management. Take one or both of these free 30-minute labs and be entered into a prize draw to win an Apple Watch.

To find out more, click here Lightning Hands-on Labs Competition

Lightning Labs must be completed in full and taken between 2nd April – 2nd May 2019*.

The winner must be a UK resident and all participants must agree to the terms and conditions* of the contest when signing up for the lab.

Full terms and conditions* can be found here

Learn more by watching this video:

 

 

Take a Hands-on Lab in Your Own Language – 2019 Catalog Update

We are delighted to announce the 2019 Hands-on Lab manuals translated to serve our global audience. Click here for instructions on how to change your language in the Hands-on Labs portal.  Once you have your language preference set, if a lab manual is available in your preferred language, it will be displayed as the lab deploys.

Did you know that you can change your language preference when you log in to the Hands-on Labs site?  Just click the link next to the Globe and select your preferred language.

Once logged in, you will see badges next to each lab indicating what languages the lab is available in.

You can click on the language badge to see all of the labs available in that particular language.

We have also made available PDF and HTML versions of the manuals. You can use the tables below to download or view them. You can also click the Lab SKU & Name in the table to be taken directly to the lab.  The manuals are also listed on our documents site and will be updated as this post is updated.

Brazilian Portuguese (Português)

LAB SKU & NAME PDF HTML
HOL-1903-01-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1903-99-NET – VMware NSX Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1905-01-SDC – VMware Site Recovery Manager – Data Center Migration and Disaster Recovery PDF HTML
HOL-1908-01-HCI – VMware vSAN v6.7 – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1908-91-HCI – vSAN 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1910-01-SDC – Virtualization 101: Introduction to VMware vSphere PDF HTML
HOL-1911-01-SDC – What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.7 PDF HTML
HOL-1911-91-SDC – vSphere 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1945-01-SLN – Modernizing Data Centers for Business Transformation PDF HTML
HOL-1951-01-VWS – VMware Workspace ONE – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1951-02-VWS – VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1951-91-VWS – Workspace ONE Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1951-92-VWS – Horizon 7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1971-01-CMP – What’s New in vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 PDF HTML
HOL-1987-01-HBD – VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1987-91-HBD – VMware on AWS Lightning Lab PDF HTML

French (Français)

LAB SKU & NAME PDF HTML
HOL-1903-01-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1903-99-NET – VMware NSX Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1908-01-HCI – VMware vSAN v6.7 – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1908-91-HCI – vSAN 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1910-01-SDC – Virtualization 101: Introduction to VMware vSphere PDF HTML
HOL-1911-01-SDC – What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.7 PDF HTML
HOL-1911-91-SDC – vSphere 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1922-01-NET – VMware NSX Cloud – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1925-01-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Advanced Consumption PDF HTML
HOL-1951-02-VWS – VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1951-92-VWS – Horizon 7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1971-01-CMP – What’s New in vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 PDF HTML
HOL-1987-01-HBD – VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1987-91-HBD – VMware on AWS Lightning Lab PDF HTML

German (Deutsche)

LAB SKU & NAME PDF HTML
HOL-1903-01-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1903-99-NET – VMware NSX Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1908-01-HCI – VMware vSAN v6.7 – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1908-91-HCI – vSAN 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1910-01-SDC – Virtualization 101: Introduction to VMware vSphere PDF HTML
HOL-1911-01-SDC – What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.7 PDF HTML
HOL-1911-91-SDC – vSphere 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1922-01-NET – VMware NSX Cloud – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1925-01-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Advanced Consumption PDF HTML
HOL-1951-02-VWS – VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1951-92-VWS – Horizon 7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1971-01-CMP – What’s New in vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 PDF HTML
HOL-1987-01-HBD – VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1987-91-HBD – VMware on AWS Lightning Lab PDF HTML

Italian (Italiano)

Japanese (日本語)

LAB SKU & NAME PDF HTML
HOL-1901-01-CMP – What’s New in vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight PDF HTML
HOL-1903-01-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1903-99-NET – VMware NSX Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1903-02-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for Security – Distributed Firewall and Micro-Segmentation PDF HTML
HOL-1904-02-CHG – vSphere 6.7 – Challenge Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1905-01-SDC – VMware Site Recovery Manager – Data Center Migration and Disaster Recovery PDF HTML
HOL-1908-01-HCI – VMware vSAN v6.7 – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1908-91-HCI – vSAN 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1910-01-SDC – Virtualization 101: Introduction to VMware vSphere PDF HTML
HOL-1911-01-SDC – What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.7 PDF HTML
HOL-1911-91-SDC – vSphere 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1921-01-CMP – VMware vRealize Automation 7 – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1922-01-NET – VMware NSX Cloud – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1926-01-NET – VMware NSX-T Data Center – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1951-01-VWS – VMware Workspace ONE – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1951-02-VWS – VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1951-04-VWS – VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise – Advanced PDF HTML
HOL-1951-06-VWS – VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise – Advanced – JMP, AppVolumes and UEM PDF HTML
HOL-1951-91-VWS – Workspace ONE Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1951-92-VWS – Horizon 7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1971-01-CMP – What’s New in vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 PDF HTML
HOL-1981-01-HBD – VMware HCX – Getting Started with Cross-Cloud Mobility PDF HTML
HOL-1987-01-HBD – VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1987-91-HBD – VMware on AWS Lightning Lab PDF HTML

Korean (한국어)

LAB SKU & NAME PDF HTML
HOL-1903-99-NET – VMware NSX Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1904-01-SDC – VMware vSphere 6.7 – Performance Diagnostics and Benchmarking PDF HTML
HOL-1904-02-CHG – vSphere 6.7 – Challenge Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1908-01-HCI – VMware vSAN v6.7 – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1908-91-HCI – vSAN 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1910-01-SDC – Virtualization 101: Introduction to VMware vSphere PDF HTML
HOL-1911-01-SDC – What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.7 PDF HTML
HOL-1911-04-SDC – VMware vSphere Security – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1911-91-SDC – vSphere 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1926-01-NET – VMware NSX-T Data Center – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1940-01-NET – VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1957-02-UEM – Workspace ONE UEM – Identity Management PDF HTML
HOL-1971-01-CMP – What’s New in vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 PDF HTML
HOL-1987-01-HBD – VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started PDF HTML

Russian (Pусский)

 

LAB SKU & NAME PDF HTML
HOL-1903-01-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1908-01-HCI – VMware vSAN v6.7 – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1910-01-SDC – Virtualization 101: Introduction to VMware vSphere PDF HTML
HOL-1922-01-NET – VMware NSX Cloud – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1925-01-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Advanced Consumption PDF HTML
HOL-1971-01-CMP – What’s New in vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 PDF HTML

Simplified Chinese (简体中文)

LAB SKU & NAME PDF HTML
HOL-1901-04-CMP – Monitor and Troubleshoot Your Infrastructure and Applications PDF HTML
HOL-1903-01-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1903-99-NET – VMware NSX Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1905-01-SDC – VMware Site Recovery Manager – Data Center Migration and Disaster Recovery PDF HTML
HOL-1908-01-HCI – VMware vSAN v6.7 – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1908-91-HCI – vSAN 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1910-01-SDC – Virtualization 101: Introduction to VMware vSphere PDF HTML
HOL-1911-01-SDC – What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.7 PDF HTML
HOL-1911-91-SDC – vSphere 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1921-01-CMP – VMware vRealize Automation 7 – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1926-01-NET – VMware NSX-T Data Center – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1931-01-CNA – VMware Pivotal Container Service and Kubernetes – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1940-01-NET – VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1942-01-NET – Secure Data Center Endpoints with VMware AppDefense PDF HTML
HOL-1951-01-VWS – VMware Workspace ONE – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1951-02-VWS – VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1951-91-VWS – Workspace ONE Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1951-92-VWS – Horizon 7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1957-02-UEM – Workspace ONE UEM – Identity Management PDF HTML
HOL-1983-01-HBD – VMware Cloud Provider Program – vCloud Director for Service Providers PDF HTML

Spanish (Español)

LAB SKU & NAME PDF HTML
HOL-1903-01-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1903-02-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for Security – Distributed Firewall and Micro-Segmentation PDF HTML
HOL-1903-99-NET – VMware NSX Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1905-01-SDC – VMware Site Recovery Manager – Data Center Migration and Disaster Recovery PDF HTML
HOL-1908-01-HCI – VMware vSAN v6.7 – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1908-91-HCI – vSAN 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1910-01-SDC – Virtualization 101: Introduction to VMware vSphere PDF HTML
HOL-1911-01-SDC – What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.7 PDF HTML
HOL-1911-91-SDC – vSphere 6.7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1922-01-NET – VMware NSX Cloud – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1925-01-NET – VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Advanced Consumption PDF HTML
HOL-1940-01-NET – VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1951-02-VWS – VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1951-92-VWS – Horizon 7 Lightning Lab PDF HTML
HOL-1971-01-CMP – What’s New in vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 PDF HTML
HOL-1987-01-HBD – VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started PDF HTML
HOL-1987-91-HBD – VMware on AWS Lightning Lab PDF HTML

The Hands-on Labs Support Portal Has Arrived!!

The Hands-on Labs Team is pleased to announce a new and improved way to provide feedback on your lab experience. If you need help finding new lab content or seeing an issue while taking a lab, you now have a central Support Portal for all your questions or feedback.

Visit http://hol-support.vmware.com to get started.

  • Powered by Jira Service Desk, the new portal helps you search for commonly asked questions and answers.
  • If an article did not address your question, click Support to find a selection of request types.
  • We suggest you Login and Sign-up for an account before opening a ticket, so you can track all your requests.
  • Look for the “Before opening a ticket” dropdown for a list of suggestions and common fixes.
  • If you have an idea for a new or updated lab, select Lab Topic Idea.
  • We are always open for ideas regarding how to improve the overall lab experience. To reach out to the team running the program, select New Feature Request.
  • Please be aware that Hands-on Labs support is still on a best-effort basis. Response times will vary.

If you have any questions or problems with your labs, don’t hesitate. Reach out. We are here to help.

Enjoy your lab!

Simon Momber
Sr. Technical Marketing Architect

VMworld 2018 Europe Hands-on Labs – Know Before You Go

 

 

The Hands-on Labs team is continuing the momentum and working hard to make sure your experience this year at VMworld Barcelona is unforgettable! We’ve created a list of items you don’t want to miss out during the event.

Take a Lab

Take as many labs as you like, as many times as you want. Here are of few options available at VMworld:

  • Self-Paced Labs: Interact with the latest VMware products at your own pace at a traditional workstation. Labs are delivered in a first-come, first-served fashion and do not require advance scheduling.
  • Expert-Led Workshops:  Engage with VMware product experts in an instructional environment and get your questions answered. This year we will have workshops in French and German. Sign-up in advance –>  VMworld Barcelona 2018 Content Catalog
  • Hands-on Labs Tours: 30-minute behind-the-scenes peek at what it takes to run our Hands-on Labs. Get to meet lab creators and engineers running our multiple clouds. Make sure to book your tour at the HOL Tour check-in desk.

What’s New?

Discover the new things that will be happening this year at VMworld Hands-on Labs.

  • Hands-on Labs ON AIR: Hands-on Labs will be live streaming on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Follow the action from any location and interact with us in real-time.
  • Augmented Reality Content Wall: On-site iPad will be available to use and bring the Hands-on Labs Content Wall to life uncovering, more lab details.
  • Hands-on Labs Connect: The nerve center of the Hands-on Labs room, stop by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) area to take a lab on your own devices and interact with the new touchscreen Command Center Wall.

What about Prizes?

Don’t worry we got you covered and this year we are making it more interactive than ever! Here are a few ways to qualify to win.

  • Hands-on Labs Lightning Labs: Want to take a Self-Paced Lab but without the time commitment of the usual lab? In as little as 15 minutes you can learn something new. Take a Lightning Lab in the last two hours of each day to increase your chances of winning an Oculus Go 3D VR Headset.
  • The CloudCred, Hands-On Labs Great Labs Game: Score your CloudCred points for EVERY lab and workshop. Follow the QR code at the end of your lab or session for CloudCred points to BIG PRIZES!!
  • Code Coin: Earn 25 Code Coins for up to four labs taken, and 50 additional Coins by completing select CloudCred tasks. Code Coins can be spent on lattes & more in the VMTN Communities Lounge

Check out The CloudCred blog post for more details.

We look forward to seeing you at VMworld Barcelona 2018.

 

Lightning Labs – The Best Way to Spend 30 Minutes


 

We know your time is valuable and because that we have been working on identifying the best way to learn about VMware products in small segments of time. We have uncovered a breakthrough discovery that will transform the way you spend your next 30 minutes. How? With the development of Lightning Labs.

What are Lightning Labs?

Lightning Labs help you learn about VMware products in small segments of time. We have broken down the content of a lab into small “bite-sized” sections that allow you to learn about a core product feature quickly.

This week we launched the NSX Lightning Lab: Logical Switching. In this lab, you will get an introduction to NSX logical switching and review the scalability and availability of the NSX platform.

Learn how to:

  • Review the NSX controller cluster
  • Create a logical switch, then attach two VMs to the logical switch
  • Review the scalability and high availability of the NSX platform

How will you spend your next 30 minutes? Take the NSX Logical Switch Lightning Lab today!

We are looking at expanding Lightning Labs across VMware products. Please make sure to subscribe to the Hands-on Labs blog for the latest updates.

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