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Take a Hands-on Lab in Your Own Language – 2019 Catalog Update

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We are delighted to announce the 2019 Hands-on Lab manuals translated to serve our global audience. Click here for instructions on how to change your language in the Hands-on Labs portal.  Once you have your language preference set, if a lab manual is available in your preferred language, it will be displayed as the lab deploys. Did Read more...

The Hands-on Labs Support Portal Has Arrived!!

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The Hands-on Labs Team is pleased to announce a new and improved way to provide feedback on your lab experience. If you need help finding new lab content or seeing an issue while taking a lab, you now have a central Support Portal for all your questions or feedback. Visit http://hol-support.vmware.com to get started. Powered Read more...

Top VMworld 2018 Labs Released!

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We are pleased to announce the release of the top labs from VMworld 2018! Just a couple of reminders before we get started. As we release the HOL-1900 series labs, the corresponding HOL-1800 series lab will be placed in the HOL Archives catalog. For all the details, you can review the previous post on Transitioning Read more...

Transitioning to the 2019 Hands-on Labs

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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 Read more...

Spring Means New Labs!

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Just in time for the new Hands-on Labs contest we recently announced, we have some new and updated labs for you! These are labs that were initially released at VMworld and have now been updated to include new content or product versions.  We also have a few new labs around vRealize Lifecycle Manager, Pivotal Container Read more...

Localized Manuals Now Available in Five New Languages!

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We are delighted to announce the 2018 Hands-on Lab manuals translated to serve our global audience. Click here for instructions on how to change your language in the Hands-on Labs portal.  Once you have your language preference set, if a lab manual is available in your preferred language, it will be displayed as the lab Read more...

Final VMworld 2017 Labs Released!

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Today we will be releasing the remainder of the Hands-on Labs that were delivered this year at VMworld.  These labs are a great mix of hyper-converged solutions, NSX management, Cloud Native Applications and Partner integration with NSX and Horizon. Starting at the top of the list, we have labs from Palo Alto Networks and Check Point Read more...

VMworld 2017 Cloud Based Labs Released

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There are only a few more days until we have released the new labs for this year!  Today’s release will be focused on some of the cloud based offerings and solutions in VMware’s portfolio.  These labs include everything from hosting your own desktops in the cloud to helping Telco providers run elastic, cross-cloud services. The Read more...

VMworld 2017 Challenge and vSphere Performance Labs Released!

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Today is one of my favorite release days!  We are not only releasing the Challenge labs, but also the vSphere Performance Diagnostics and Benchmarking lab. For those of you that unfamiliar with the Challenge lab series, we have worked on these labs alongside our Global Support Services team.  These are the people that provide awesome Read more...

VMworld 2017 Labs – VMware NSX Day!

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It is hard to top yesterday when we released well over half the catalog of Hands-on Labs we presented at VMworld this year, but we will give it a go as we still have more awesome content for you! Yesterday, we released the HOL-1803 series of labs.  The three labs in the series offer a Read more...