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Announcing VMware Hands-on Labs BackStage Pass Webinars

Webinar Series VMware Hands-on Labs Backstage Pass

Join our Webinar Series VMware Hands-on Labs Backstage Pass


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 the first Wednesday of the month 9:00 AM PDT. All sessions will be recorded and posted on our Hands-on Labs blog if you cannot attend session. Please join us as these are a great opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and learn how we use our products to run the VMware Hands-on Labs service.

VMware Hands-on Labs Backstage Pass – Webinar Schedule / Abstracts

March 25, 2014

Session #1  VMware vSphere Operations Management 101 – Online Workshop
In our vSphere with Operations Management 101 online workshop, you will learn first-hand how vCenter Operations Manager can help you manage your vSphere environments. We will walk you through the steps to access the live vCenter Operations labs.  Using the Hands-on Labs online portal you will be able try vCenter Operations Manager and chat with our VMware experts who use this product to monitor the Hands-on Labs infrastructure. Attend this online workshop to see how vCenter Operations Manager provides comprehensive visibility into the health and performance of your vSphere environments, helps you improve the efficiency of your virtual infrastructure, increase your consolidation ratios, and how it provides capacity management with “what if” planning capabilities.

This online workshop is targeted at customers who are running vSphere and who are new to vSphere with Operations Management. Registration is closed thanks for your interest.

April 2, 2014

Session #2Backstage with VMware Hands-on Labs – vPod and Data Sync

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 plan to attend and be prepared to ask questions at the end of the talk.  We also encourage you to start thinking about joining us for VMworld 2014 in San Francisco or Barcelona and visiting us in the Hands-on Labs room. 30 minute talk /presentation with plenty of room for questions and answers.

Backstage with Bill Call and Doug “Trevor”

PDF and MP3 Recording

May 7th 2014

Session #3Backstage with VMware Hands-on Labs Performance Testing Tuning Hands-on Labs Architecture with @jpschnee and Joeyd.

This session will discuss how we tested and tuned our Datacenters for optimal performance. Josh will discuss the tools he used to test our multiple clouds and Joey will go into details on the infrastructure we have deployed and our planning for VMworld. This is a great session for folks getting ready to roll out their Clouds and a great opportunity to ask questions.

Recording and PDF

Session #4 Backstage with VMware Hands-on Labs Project NEE & OneCloud – Delivering Hand-On Labs at Cloud Scale
Wednesday June 4th 2014
Time: 9:00 AM PDT
Length: 60 minutes
We have had tons of requests for more information on Project NEE and more details on how we run and operation our Hands-on Labs Infrastructure. In this session we will have the guys from the ProjectNEE team and OneCloud walk us through the architecture and go into details on how we manage our infrastructure.
The first part of this session we will cover details on Project NEE. The second part of the session will go into OneCloud – our internal Cloud infrastructure service. The OneCloud team will discuss how they use the vCloud Suite – vCenter Operations Manager, vCenter Log Insight and various tools.  This is a great session for folks interested in learning how we run and operated our infrastructure.
– What is ProjectNee
– What is OneCloud
– Solving the Delivery Problem
– Operating Cloud at Scale
– Questions and answers
This meeting will be recording for folks that cannot attend.

What to expect – Hands on Labs Partner Exchange 2013


Wanted to share with you our plans for Partner Exchange. We are very excited about providing the Hands on Labs for our Partners… here is what to expect.


We will be in the Lagoon Ballroom in Mandalay Bay. This is a 10K SF room dedicated to HOL. We are planning for 120 concurrent seats of capacity for the PEX event. Of the 120 seats 80 of these will be Traditional seating using the latest Dell Wyse P25’s with dual 22” monitors running View. The remaining 40 seats will be dedicated to the very popular Bring You Own Device (BYOD). The BYOD will be a relaxed environment where you will be able to take labs using your favorite device.

Devices Supported:

Bring any modern device that supports Safari, FireFox, and Chrome (Support for Internet Explorer is on plan but not available as of yet) I find that a larger format device such as a 13” or larger laptop tend to work best.

Bring your headphones:

We encourage you to bring your own head phones, some labs have videos to listen to and sometimes its just a good idea to bring if need to cancel out the noise your neighbor might make.

Products Experts on the Floor

We will have over 60 Product experts on the floor to help with any questions on the labs you take. This is a great opportunity to meet the experts, ask questions and share feedback. We went through a great effort to bring our engineers to the event and hope you take advantage of this opportunity

Experts Table

We are introducing the idea of an Experts Table PEX, the table will be staffed with friendly, helpful and knowledgeable people to help make your Hands on Lab experience one to remember.

New Labs for 2013 and some of the Best from 2012

We have been working on our Lab catalog and have some great labs for our partners to take. We are also hosting the famous Lightning Labs for folks on a hurry and the very popular scenario based labs. List of Labs for Partner Exchange.

See you in Vegas..

Pablo Roesch