VMware Explore Hands-on Labs

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Written by Lindsay Fowkes, July 2022 

At VMware Explore, we’ll build the new multi-cloud world. Together, we can make cloud work the way we need it to – with more options and less complexity, more choice and compromise. You’ll find the freedom to choose, the flexibility to adapt, and the autonomy to control your own destiny. Together, let’s chart our next odyssey.  

VMworld is now VMware Explore, the center of the multi-cloud universe. 

Hands-on Labs Expert-led Workshops at VMware Explore 

We have 83 Expert-led workshops covering a variety of topics and solutions available during VMware Explore, these are held from 8/29/22 and continue through the show. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to access the live lab environment and engage with the subject matter experts that built the labs. Returning to in-person events means we get the added value of networking with our peers. We are excited to have many of our returning experts and some who are new to the program, all are keen to get back on the floor with you and talk through solutions and products released this year.  

Content Highlights

Introduction to vSphere Performance

VMware vSphere ensures workloads run with maximum performance on your ESXi hosts and clusters. This lab showcases what is new in vSphere 7.0 with regards to performance. Learn how to right-size VMs for your environment, so resources are not under or overprovisioned. Learn how to benchmark various application workloads (i.e., web servers and databases), and how to measure and monitor system resources (CPU, memory, networking, and storage) using a variety of common utilization measurement tools. 

Randy Jones, Cloud Infrastructure Architect, VMware  

NSX Security – New!!  

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). 

Jayson Cowley, VCN TAM, VMware 

Mohamad Haddad, Senior Lead VCN Systems Engineer, VMware 

VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi Networks) With Kubernetes

Explore the Avi Kubernetes Operator and see how it enables enterprise load balancing and security features for your container ingress. 

Nick Robbins, Sr. Technical Product Manager 

Brandon Anderson, Solution Architect 

Sean Larimore, Specialist Solution Architect 

Advanced Topics in VMware vRealize Automation  

Discover how to implement complex use cases in vRealize Automation, such as advanced cloud templates, using extensibility with ABX actions and vRealize Orchestrator workflows, custom day-2 actions, Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS) 

Tony Welsh, Staff Cloud Management SE, VMware


 VMware SD Wan Getting Started  

This lab is an introduction to all available features for Enterprise Customers of VMware SD-WAN. 

SD-WAN offers compelling advantages for distributed organizations with critical branch operations, including the benefits of business agility, improved application performance, and lower cost of bandwidth. In this lab, we will highlight those advantages and how enterprises can benefit from them. 

Aaron Ramirez, Senior Technical Account Manager – Virtual Cloud Networking, VMware 

Frank Snyder, Staff Cloud Solutions Engineer – Network and Security, VMware 

Please see the content catalog for the schedule and location details for workshops.  

Hands-on Labs Expert-led Workshop Catalog 

VMware Hands-on Labs provides everyone with 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.  

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