This is the first part of a post that I have been promising for quite some time. We have large amounts of data that we need to replicate to many locations. For the 2013 Hands-on Labs “season,” we used two methods to move our data. One of them is generally applicable while the other is more specialized and tailored to our use case.
In this post, I will cover the more general use case because that process is used when we must “seed” a new cloud. I think the more specific use case is the more interesting of the two cases, but we will need to save that for the next post.
To all fans of the VMware Hands-on Labs-
At VMworld 2012 we announced that the Hands-on Labs experience will soon be available online. Today we are taking the first step toward making this a reality. I am excited to let you know that registration is now open and you may add your name to the interest list here:
VMware Hands-on Labs – Public Beta Interest List
This interest list will help us to anticipate demand for the new HOL Online portal so that we can provide you with a consistent, high quality user experience. When the public beta opens, we will begin to add users from the interest list. We are counting on you to take lots of labs, exercise the portal interface and provide quality feedback.
After registering on the interest list, be sure to participate in the HOL Communities site at http://www.vmware.com/go/hol and follow us on twitter @VMwareHOL.
Looking forward to labs in the cloud!
We are very happy to announce our Official Hands on Labs Blog dedicated to all things Hands-on Labs. As you might have already seen we have just released the 2012 Catalog Lab Abstracts for VMworld with 30 + new and exciting labs for our users.
So when will the labs be Online?
I wanted to get this out before you asked. We have been running a private beta for our Hands on Labs Online over the last few months and will be launching our Public Beta right after VMworld US. For folks that were part of the Private Beta we thank you very much for your feedback and patience and you will be the first ones on the Public Beta List. We will be opening up registrations shortly so please stay tuned.
How to get involved ? We need your feedback as we venture in the brave new world of running labs as a cloud service – running this service for us is very much like fixing the airplane as it is in the air – we hope to get it right the first time around and always look forward to your feedback to get it perfect- these labs are for you.
The three things we need you to do:
- Check our blog for updates as we get closer to release
- Join our VMTN Community http://vmware.com/go/hol
- Follow us @VMwareHOL
We are looking forward to an exciting 2H2012 and happy to be opening up our labs to the world !
See you at VMworld !