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Hands-on Labs: Seeding the Clouds

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This is the first part of a post that I have been promising for quite some time. We have large amounts of data that we need to replicate to many locations. For the 2013 Hands-on Labs “season,” we used two methods to move our data. One of them is generally applicable while the other is Read more...

Hands-on Labs: Importing vPods

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This is the fourth in my series on managing content for VMware Hands-on Labs. You can find the previous posts in the following locations: Part 1 – The Many Clouds of Hands-on Labs Part 2 – Synchronizing Cloud Catalogs Part 3 – Exporting vPods The next phase of our multi-cloud vPod management process is sometimes Read more...

Backstage Pass with VMware Hands-on Labs Session #2

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In this Session Bill Call and Doug Baer will walk you through an overview of the Hands-on Labs infrastructure, design considerations when creating our vApps (vPods) and how we move them across multiple datacenters around the world. This technical session is for architects, and administrators running datacenters. The content level is intermediate to advanced. Please Read more...

Announcing VMware Hands-on Labs BackStage Pass Webinars

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Friends, We are announcing the VMware Hands-on Labs Backstage Pass Webinars Series.  These sessions are for Administrators, Architects and IT Managers running VMware environments of any size. Our talks are easygoing , focus on technology and provide tips and tricks to help make your life easier. The VMware Hands-on Labs Backstage Pass Webinars Series will run Read more...

Hands-on Labs: Exporting vPods

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This is the third post in my series on Hands-on Labs behind the scenes. You can find the previous post on comparing cloud catalogs here. To date, my biggest problem with synchronizing data between vCD instances has been the time required to export vApp templates from one cloud and import them into another. If you Read more...

Click Go -> Take the VSAN Hands-on Lab !

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Folks Huge congratulations to the teams for launching VSAN ! You can now explore a fully provisioned version of VSAN at your finger tips. No special hardware, or licenses needed to run a lab and the best part is you can explore VSAN at your leisure using most modern browsers… Important Links for VSAN Hands-on Read more...