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Raffle Winner Spotlight – Teresa & Jason

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Our final spotlight from our July Odyssey raffle shares a bit more about two of our winners in their own words. Thank you Teresa and Jason for sharing your experiences with VMware and HOL! Teresa: I am a management analyst for the state of Nevada. I have been working for the state for seven years. Read more...

VMworld 2020: Guided Workshops, VMware Odyssey, and More!

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The Hands-on Labs are going digital this year and we have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure your experience at VMworld 2020 is unforgettable. We are excited share more information on what will be available as we go online around the world. What to expect? Guided workshops: Engage with VMware product experts Read more...

Raffle Winner Spotlight – Q&A with Samantha Warnes

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We are pleased to share another spotlight on one of our raffle winners from our July Odyssey raffle. Today’s winner is Samantha Warnes, a Senior Program Manager based in England. Learn a little bit more about Samantha with our Q&A interview below: Q: Hi Samantha, what you do for work? A: I am a Senior Read more...

Raffle Winner Spotlight – Woonghee Cho

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We were so excited to announce our July Odyssey Raffle Winners last week and want to share a little more about several of our lucky winners in a series of blog posts!  Another huge round of congratulations to our first spotlighted winner Woonghee Cho!                Woonghee is based in South Korea, he Read more...

Congratulations to our Winners – VMware Odyssey Raffle

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Thank you to all who participated in our July 2020 VMware Odyssey Raffle! Participants who took one of our eligible labs and ranked on the leaderboard were eligible to win one of our grand prizes consisting an Apple Watch Series 5 & Apple Airpods Pro. Our raffle winners are: Samantha Warnes Teresa Greissel Woonghee Cho Read more...

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...