VMware Hands-on Labs

Discover the New Networking and Security Hands-on Labs

Written by Leanne Jones & NSBU Lab Captains / November 09, 2021

The team constructing these Networking and Security labs work at VMware in multiple roles like Systems Engineers, Technical Account Managers, Product Managers and HOL Architects. A variety of new labs are now available and coming soon on the full NSX product line including:

  • NSX Advanced Loadbalancer
  • NSX Data Center
  • NSX Cloud
  • NSX Federation 
  • HCX

The team has extensive NSX experience and has created labs designed to make it easier for anyone to learn and actually experience the value of the solution via exercises in a live environment.  VMware Hands-on Labs provides everyone free access to VMware products and services to explore and learn. No installation required. You only need your Chrome or Firefox browser, a reliable internet connection, and, hopefully, not too many distractions.

Most of the following labs released on October 29, 2021 with more coming (NSX ALB) at the end of this month.Below are the links where you can access the labs NOW, free of charge:

NSX-T Networking Fundamentals (HOL-2225-01-NET) – This lab focuses on getting started with the VMware NSX-T platform. Showing administrators how to configuration network and security settings. This includes the provisioning of logical segments, logical routers and the security associated.

NSX-T Advanced Networking (HOL-2225-02-NET) – The NSX-T Advanced Networking lab is focused on the advanced features of the product for users who are already familiar with NSX-T.

NSX Migration Coordinator (HOL-2225-03-NET) – The NSX Migration Coordinator was developed to help you migrate your NSX Data Center from an existing NSX for vSphere environment to a greenfield NSX-T environment.

NSX Federation Lightning Lab (HOL-2225-91-ISM) – This lightening lab will enable you to explore the NSX-T Federation feature through an interactive simulation.

NSX SecOps – Foundation (HOL-2226-01-SEC) – In this lab we will explore security concepts and planning with NSX. This includes distributed firewall, security grouping, firewall configuration options, role-based access control and Distributed Intrusion Detection (IDS).

NSX SecOps – Advanced (HOL-2226-02-SEC) – This lab is intended for advanced level users who have fundamental knowledge of NSX security features and are ready to explore a deeper understanding of NSX security features.

NSX Distributed Firewall Lightning Lab (HOL-2226-91-SEC) – This Lightning Lab is intended for beginner level users who are exploring VMware NSX security use cases. In this lab, you will explore dynamic security grouping and distributed firewall rules.

VMware Odyssey – NSX SecOps Challenge (HOL-2226-81-ODY) – Are you an expert with VMware NSX security use cases? Show your mastery of security concepts and planning with NSX in this HOL Odyssey Challenge!

NSX Cloud Consistent Networking and Security across Enterprise, AWS & Azure (HOL-2227-01-NET) – VMware NSX Cloud provides customers with the ability to create and manage networking and security policies consistently across hybrid-cloud environments, from on-premises data centers to native AWS and Azure workloads using a single pane of glass.

VMware HCX – Getting Started with Cross-Cloud Mobility (HOL-2281-01-HBD) – VMware HCX provides a seamless method for extending on-premises vSphere environments into a public cloud.

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) – Getting Started (HOL-2237-01-NET) – Explore VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (ALB) by Avi Networks to see how it easy it is to apply load balancing and web application firewalls to any application in a multi-cloud environment. (Releasing Nov 30)

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) – Global Server Load Balancing (HOL-2237-02-NET) – Get familiar with the Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) features of VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (ALB) by Avi Networks. (Releasing Nov 30)

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) Web Application Security (HOL-2237-03-NET) – Discover how you can evolve your application security with NSX Advanced Load Balancer’s (ALB) intelligent WAF features. (Releasing Nov 30)

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) and Kubernetes (HOL-2237-04-NET) – Explore the Avi Kubernetes Operator and see how it enables enterprise load balancing and security features for your container ingress.(Releasing Nov 30)

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer Challenge (HOL-2237-81-ODY) – Test your skills by taking the NSX ALB challenge! These questions were taken from a challenge that was designed for our Sales teams, see how you measure up! (Releasing Nov 30)

Thank you to the full list of volunteers helping create all of this detailed content!! 

Aaron RamirezSenior Technical Account Manager – Virtual Cloud Networking
Alex FanousStaff Solutions Engineer
Chris CousinsStaff Network & Security Solutions Engineer
Claire DavinVCN Solutions Engineer
David GladingStaff Cloud Solutions Architect
Hussaina Begum NandyalaStaff Engineer
James EmmonsStaff Technical Account Manager / NSX Technical Account Specialist
Jayson CowleyVirtual Cloud Network Technical Account Manager
Jennifer SchmidtStaff Virtual Cloud Network TAM
Joe CollonStaff Systems Engineer
John KramerSenior EUC Solution Architect
Kevin MoatsStaff – Technical Account Manager, Networking & Security 
Mihajlo VeselinovicStaff Network and security TAM
Mohamad HaddadSenior NSX Specialist
Nick RobbinsTechnical Product Manager
Phoebe KimCustomer Success Architect
Puneet ChawlaSenior Technologist – Networking & Security 
Selvakumar JaganathanConsulting Architect
Shaina DhirSenior TAM
Shawn WatsonCustomer Success Engineer
Vivian LiSE, VMware VeloCloud SD-WAN

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