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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...

Try Out New VMware Products in the Hands-on Labs

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The complete catalog of Hands-on Labs from VMworld 2013 is now available online. This is the best place for you to explore new features in the vCloud Suite and vSphere 5.5 and learn about VMware Virtual SAN. Connect to the labs at: http://labs.hol.vmware.com/ vSphere with Operations Management v5.5 If you are new to vSphere, be Read more...

New Labs and New Languages

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Today we have added seven labs created by VMware Partners. These labs demonstrate the strong VMware partner ecosystem and the variety of solutions that are available. We also are highlighting our localized lab manuals in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Spanish. Some of our most popular labs are available, localized into these languages to better serve Read more...

The VMware NSX Labs are now Available in the HOL Online Portal

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The wait is over. The VMware NSX for vSphere Lab (HOL-SDC-1303) has arrived. You consumed over 2,000 sessions of this lab, totaling 124,000 lab minutes during the four days of VMworld. That is roughly equivalent to locking yourself in a room with your laptop and doing nothing but take this lab 24 hours a day, Read more...

Nine New VMware Hands-on Labs – Now Posted Online

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Just in time for your Friday morning coffee, we are pleased to announce nine new 2013 VMware Hands-on Labs freshly brewed in the HOL Online portal. The focus today is all about your cloud, how you can automate it and how you can deploy big data applications. Register, sign-in and start taking labs in less Read more...