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The Many Clouds of Hands-on Labs

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Behind the scenes of VMware’s Hands-on Labs, there is a lot of “care and feeding” of the lab infrastructure, manuals, and the lab environments themselves. You might be surprised at how much opportunity there is for things to stop working, even in environments that have been precisely configured and then effectively frozen in time. For example, Read more...

A look back… and forward

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As 2013 draws to a close, there are a lot of people posting predictions for 2014. As for me, I think that 2014 is going to be the year that VDI really takes off… But seriously, I’m not big into making predictions. If I’m right, there is just more pressure to do it again next Read more...

2012 Hands-on Labs End of Life December 1st 2013

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Folks, Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware that we have started the End of Life process for our 2012 Hands-on Labs Catalog. The great news is that our new 2013 catalog covers the same products plus all the new and exciting labs we recently announced, NSX, vCAC, Openstack, vCloud Suite and many more. Read more...

Now available: OpenStack+vSphere and vCAC 6.0 Labs

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Got Automation? Fresh from their debut performances in VMworld Europe, we have released two more new labs in the Software-Defined Datacenter catalog, both specifically focused on cloud automation solutions. There was a great deal of interest in both of these labs at the conference, so we are happy to release them to the world. http://labs.hol.vmware.com/ Read more...

All the New Lab Manuals are in HTML and PDF!

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Good morning! We are busy preparing for VMworld Barcelona, but have some exciting news that we would like to share with you. The full 2013 HOL Content Catalog of lab manuals is now available online in both HTML and PDF formats. http://docs.hol.vmware.com/HOL-2013/ We wanted to get these resources out to you all as soon as Read more...