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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

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 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.
Agenda
– 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.

Now available: OpenStack+vSphere and vCAC 6.0 Labs

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/

OpenStack

HOL-SDC-1320 – OpenStack on VMware vSphere

OpenStack is a cloud management platform that enables self-service cloud provisioning and automation. What does that mean for you? This lab provides a basic overview of OpenStack and how it can be used with vSphere to provide cloud users access to compute and storage resources.

Enroll in HOL-SDC-1320

vCloud Automation Center 6.0

HOL-SDC-1321 – vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0 from A to Z

VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) version 6 has arrived! Explore how vCAC 6, vCAC Application Provisioning, vCAC Business Management, vCenter Orchestrator (vCO), and VMware vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) integrate and accelerate successful cloud deployments.

Enroll in HOL-SDC-1321

New Labs and New Languages

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 the global audience for Hands-on Labs.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to change your preferred language in the Hands-on Labs Online portal.

Partner Labs

HOL-PRT-1301 – NetApp Virtual Storage Console

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You will take a guided tour of the NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC) and see how VMware and NetApp solutions work together to simplify storage management.

Enroll in HOL-PRT-1301

HOL-PRT-1302 – IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments

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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments is simplified data protection for virtual machines. You will use Tivoli Storage Manager to provide scheduled protection and simplified recovery of mission-critical virtual machine data.

 Enroll in HOL-PRT-1302

HOL-PRT-1303 – EMC – Using Puppet and the vSphere Web Client

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Connect your infrastructure components to the VMware vCloud Suite using EMC infrastructure. Leverage vCenter Orchestrator, EMC ViPR, Avamar, and Puppet Open Source from Puppet Labs.

Enroll in HOL-PRT-1303

HOL-PRT-1304 – Infoblox – Automate with vCAC and the vCO IPAM plug-in

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IP address management (IPAM) can be a challenge in today’s data centers. See how the Infoblox vCenter Orchestrator IPAM plug-in works with with vCloud Automation Center (vCAC), vCenter Server and vCloud Director to provision virtual machines.

Enroll in HOL-PRT-1304

HOL-PRT-1305 – Cisco Nexus 1000V – Enhanced VXLAN Networking in vCloud Director

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Leverage the Cisco Nexus 1000v to deliver enhanced VXLAN networking in vCloud Director deployments.

Enroll in HOL-PRT-1305

HOL-PRT-1306 – Catbird-Hytrust-LogRhythm – Partner Security and Compliance

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Achieve Higher Consolidation Ratios Without Increased Risk by Leveraging VMware and Partner Technologies for Security and Compliance.

Enroll in HOL-PRT-1306

HOL-PRT-1307 – Puppet Labs – Automate vSphere Provisioning and Management

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Puppet Enterprise enables IT teams to automate VM lifecycle management and scale services quickly, reliably, and efficiently. You will walk through common configuration steps and automate repetitive tasks.

Enroll in HOL-PRT-1307

Nine New VMware Hands-on Labs – Now Posted Online

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 than five minutes.

http://labs.hol.vmware.com/

Big Data

HOL-SDC-1309 – vSphere Big Data Extensions

Hadoop has emerged as a powerful new technology that provides users with an inexpensive and efficient way of storing and processing large amounts of data. Did you know that through VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions you can run clustered, scale-out Hadoop applications through vSphere, with only a single virtual appliance to install. Yeah, you should definitely check this out.

Enroll in HOL-SDC-1309

Cloud Automation

HOL-SDC-1307 – VCLOUD AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

This lab puts all of your favorites together under one roof. Explore vCloud Automation Center (vCAC), Orchestrator, PowerCLI and AutoDeploy working harmoniously to solve real issues that real architects and admins face. Loaded with hours of content, you will need at least two lab sittings to complete all of the modules.

Enroll in HOL-SDC-1307

HOL-SDC-1305 – Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery In Action

VMware offers complete solutions to your Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery needs. From Site Recovery Manager to vCenter Heartbeat to vSphere Data Protection to vCenter Heartbeat, this lab has you covered.

Enroll in HOL-SDC-1305

vCloud Suite

The vCloud Suite Use Cases labs have been refreshed with new content for VMworld 2013. The labs in the online catalog have now been updated, as well. These six labs highlight practical ways in which the VMware vCloud Suite empowers you to do more with your Hybrid Cloud solution.

HOL-SDC-1313 – vCloud Suite Use Cases – Infrastructure Provisioning (IaaS)

See how vCloud Director (vCD) and vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) work together to deliver Infrastructure as a Service.

Enroll in HOL-SDC-1313

HOL-SDC-1314 – vCloud Suite Use Cases – Application Provisioning (PaaS)

The VMware vCloud Suite goes well beyond simple infrastructure delivery. Gain hands-on experience deploying and managing a 3-tier web application with App Director and vCloud Automation Center (vCAC).

Enroll in HOL-SDC-1314

HOL-SDC-1315 – vCloud Suite Use Cases – Control & Compliance

How is your posture? This lab will get you straightened out! Control and Compliance can be critical areas of need for today’s IT organizations. Learn the elegant solutions available through the vCloud Suite.

Enroll in HOL-SDC-1315

HOL-SDC-1316 – vCloud Suite Use Cases – Quality of Service

Do you always keep your promises? With the QoS lab you can learn how the vCloud Suite allows you to identify key metrics and then measure your service quality. Set targets and then deliver. Sounds like a plan!

Enroll in HOL-SDC-1316

HOL-SDC-1317 – vCloud Suite Use Cases – Business Critical Applications

How do you ensure that your most critical applications get the high-quality infrastructure that they deserve? Deliver them using vCenter Operations Manager and Hyperic. This lab shows you how.

Enroll in HOL-SDC-1317

HOL-SDC-1318 – vCloud Suite Use Cases – Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

Dive deeper into BC/DR use cases and explore vSphere Replication working in tandem with Site Recovery Manager.

Enroll in HOL-SDC-1318