Once again, we had another record breaking year at VMworld US. We have a bit more time this year between VMworld US and VMworld Europe and thought we could fill that time by releasing the new labs!
As we prepare to get the latest labs out to you, we want to make sure you are prepared for what’s to come. The process is what we have done in year’s past and we will start rolling out the labs this week. With VMworld Europe in November this year, we wanted to get these out sooner rather than later so you all could enjoy all the great new content!
As the new labs in the 2019 catalog get released, their 2018 counterparts will be placed in the HOL Archives catalog. The catalog can be found at the bottom of the list. The catalog titles have stayed the same, with one exception. The Horizon, Horizon Cloud and Workspace ONE content is moving from the Application and Desktop Virtualization to the Virtualized Workspace Services.
One thing to note is that once the 2018 labs are placed in the archive catalog, you will likely need to wait a bit longer for your lab to start and make sure the Lab Status indicates ‘Ready’ in green before proceeding with your lab.
As a reminder, in order to make room for all this great new content, we will have to retire the 2018 catalog. As we release the 2019 labs, if the 2018 version is pretty much identical content, we will be retiring those labs immediately. The exception is if the manual has been localized in other languages, we will keep the 2018 lab in the HOL Archives catalog until we have a localized version for the new 2019 manual. For those of you that may be planning to use our HOL-in-a-Box service for upcoming events, make sure you keep those dates in mind and transition any events to the 2019 labs prior to that date!
Finally, to help you find the lab replacing the 2018 SKU, you can use the HOL 2018 to 2019 Lab Listing PDF. For the most part, the 2019 SKU lined up to identical content that was in the 2018 SKU. For example, HOL-1803-SDC-01 (NSX) has been updated and replaced with HOL-1903-01-NET. In cases where there was no direct match, you can review the Notes column to see where the content is now or if it has been removed.
Stay tuned over the next couple weeks as we work to get this new content out to you!