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:
vSphere with Operations Management v5.5
If you are new to vSphere, be sure to take the “vSphere and vSOM 101” lab (HOL-SDC-1310) This provides an introduction to vSphere features and functionality and uses videos and hands-on steps to deepen understanding.
If you are familiar with vSphere already, but would like to experiment with vSphere 5.5, this lab makes an excellent “sandbox.” It includes a “What’s New” appendix to highlight new features in vSphere 5.5.
vSphere Big Data Extensions
Also new with vSphere 5.5 is the VMware Hadoop solution, vSphere Big Data Extensions (HOL-SDC-1309). See how you can deploy scalable application clusters seamlessly with vSphere.
VMware Virtual SAN
The public beta of VMware Virtual SAN is an exciting release. This software-defined storage solution is at your fingertips in HOL-SDC-1308. Take the lab as many times as you like to familiarize yourself with the new interface and features. Be sure to sign up for the VSAN public beta at http://www.vmware.com/vsan-beta-register.html to get your own copy of the software.
vCloud Suite Use Cases
Our vCloud Suite Use Case labs (HOL-SDC-1313 through HOL-SDC-1318) demonstrate the vCloud Suite addressing important business objectives. Not all of these labs have been updated for version 5.5 of the vCloud Suite, but they do demonstrate the power and flexibility available to you, even in earlier versions of the software. Be sure not to miss this exciting content.
vSphere with Operations Management is a hot commodity right now. The Hands-on Labs are no exception. For our second group of VMworld 2013 labs to be released, we highlight vSphere 5.5, vSOM, vCenter Operations Manager, vCenter Log Insight and the IT Business Management Suite.
HOL-SDC-1301 – Applied Cloud Operations
Awesome possibilities await in the “Applied Cloud Operations” lab topic. vCenter Operations Manager and vCenter Log Insight are simplifying the way that companies monitor and manage their cloud. With this lab, you can experiment with a fully populated set of operational data. There is no other way to experience these products at this level of detail short of building your own datacenter and running it for a couple of weeks. Aren’t Hands-on Labs great?! 🙂
Enroll in HOL-SDC-1301
HOL-SDC-1310 – vSphere and vSOM 101
This lab is the perfect place to start if you are new to the concept of operations management, or even virtualization in general. You will walk through a step-by-step introduction of vSphere and basic features in network, storage, compute and management. The lab manual ties in with an expansive video library that enables you to dive deep when you need to learn more, but skip over content that you are already familiar with.
Enroll in HOL-SDC-1310
HOL-SDC-1311 – VMware IT Business Management
How much value are you delivering through your IT services? The VMware IT Business Management Suite can make the answer to this question much more transparent. Go beyond simply reporting on your infrastructure. Proactively analyze your costs and IT service delivery to make informed decisions for future success. Do not miss this lab and the opportunity that it opens for IT service optimization within your environment.
Enroll in HOL-SDC-1311
Please do not forget to check out the labs we released yesterday and keep an eye on this space as we continue to roll-out the 2013 VMware Hands-on Labs.