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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...

Synchronizing Cloud Catalogs

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This post is part 2 in a series on the backend processes we use to manage the Hands-on Labs. The first part is available here. Before I get into the guts of handling export, replication and import, I think it is important to understand how to identify which templates we need to work with. Sure, Read more...

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...