Happy Friday Folks,
Just wanted to take a few minutes to give you some background on the “Invite a Friend” feature we have in the Hands-on Labs Portal…
This feature was requested by some our friends in the community that liked the content we had in our site and wanted an easier way to share the lab with their friends… so lets get started
Inviting a friend is easy…
1. Go to http://labs.hol.vmware.com – if you don’t have an account you can self register
Step 2 – Choose your method (You must have your Twitter, FB, Linked accounts associated in your HOL Profile Settings – go to My Profile and associate your Social Media Accounts with HOL) My friends tend to ignore my emails so I tend to use my twitter account a little more.
Please note: Your friends will receive an email from “firstname.lastname@example.org” so it is important you use relevant / descriptive subject lines see below.
Well that is all I have for this wonderful afternoon thanks for reading and remember be kind invite a friend to take a lab !
Just wanted to call out a new feature the teams have put into the HOL portal to allow users to send text directly to the console – Some of you might not have been able to enter credentials into some of the labs due to a bug encountered when using international keyboard.
The send text to console button will appear after you start your lab – it is in the lower left hand side of your window (see below)
Hope this helps making your life easier when taking your labs – Enjoy !
Behind the scenes of VMware’s Hands-on Labs, there is a lot of “care and feeding” of the lab infrastructure, manuals, and the lab environments themselves. You might be surprised at how much opportunity there is for things to stop working, even in environments that have been precisely configured and then effectively frozen in time. For example, SSL certificates and password expiration policies are the bane of my existence…
On a call at the end of 2013, I demonstrated some of my maintenance workflows to others on my team and they thought that at least some of our readers would be interested in what I am doing behind the scenes. So, I am kicking off a short series of posts to outline some of the challenges we have and solutions we have developed with the hope that someone out there finds them useful, or at the very least, interesting. Continue reading