If the lab has security in it…then it’s listed here.

With self-paced Labs you Interact with the latest VMware products at your own pace at a traditional workstation. Labs are delivered in a first-come, first-served fashion and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Get there or be square.




I’ll break down the Hands-On Labs (HoLs) into 5 categories for you; networking security, data center security, cloud security, end user security and IoT security HoLs. Enjoy yourself!


Networking Security HoLs

VMware NSX Data Center for Security – DFW and Micro-Segmentation – ADD TO FAVORITES

Explore use cases around VMware NSX and Micro-Segmentation, including more in depth reviews of the Distributed Firewall and Service Composer UI, collapsing segmented networks, intelligent grouping of servers, and user based security and popular NSX troubleshooting techniques with vRNI.


VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Challenge Lab – ADD TO FAVORITES

Develop a security strategy to protect your applications from attack. Implement changes to the networking topology to support a growing demand on the applications in your environment and use tools to troubleshoot while providing ongoing operations.


VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Multi-Site & DR Deployments with SRM – ADD TO FAVORITES

See how to failover a 3-tier application from Primary Site to Protected site with minimal changes to the environment with Cross VC-NSX and resolve some of the difficult challenges faced by traditional disaster recovery solutions such as changing of networks and IP addresses and synchronizing security policies.


VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Advanced Consumption – ADD TO FAVORITES

Explore advanced VMware NSX topics and build on concepts from prior VMware NSX experience by creating and configuring NSX objects with the NSX REST API, configure NSX for active/active multi-site, configure VPN services between two sites and much more.


VMware NSX-T Data Center Operations, Troubleshooting, and API Consumption – ADD TO FAVORITES

Using the built-in tools for VMware NSX-T operations and troubleshooting, you will explore monitoring, troubleshooting, and resolve issues based on the results.  Also explore the API via a variety of method such as Ansible, Terraform, Python, and Concourse.


VMware NSX-T Data Center – Getting Started – ADD TO FAVORITES

Build developer clouds and host next-gen apps with VMware NSX-T Data Center. You will look at NSX-T multi-hypervisor capabilities and learn how to configure logical switching, routing, load balancing, and distributed firewall.


VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Getting Started – ADD TO FAVORITES

Use VMware NSX to gain hands-on experience with Logical Switching, Distributed Logical Routing, Dynamic Routing and other Logical Network Services.


VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere Operations and Troubleshooting – ADD TO FAVORITES

Gain hands on experience with VMware NSX tools such as Traceflow, CentralCLI, Flow Monitoring, Application Rule Manager, and Endpoint Monitoring. You will work with dashboards specific for NSX with vRealize Log Insight and utilize NSX native capabilities in support of production NSX deployment.


VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud – Getting Started – ADD TO FAVORITES

Explore VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud including the key components and architecture. Review options for troubleshooting and diagnostics.


VMware vRealize Network Insight – Getting Started – ADD TO FAVORITES

Explore VMware vRealize Network Insight through demonstrations and use cases focused on micro-segmentation and the security of networks, real-time flow rendering of 360-degree cross-platform under and overlays, advanced NSX Manager operations management, managing security in for Public Clouds (AWS) and ongoing operations for NSX-T.


Palo Alto Networks VM-Series on NSX – Next-Gen Security for your SDDC – ADD TO FAVORITES

Accelerate the deployment of business-critical applications without compromising security. Define dynamic security policies to protect against advanced threats. Enforce advanced security in a multi-tenant environment. VMware and Palo Alto Networks enable transparent service insertion to secure your Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Deploy and configure Palo Alto Networks VM-Series virtualized next-generation firewall on VMware NSX.


Data Center Security HoLs

VMware vSphere Security – Getting Started – ADD TO FAVORITES

Explore the new security features of vSphere 6.7, including the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 for ESXi, the Virtual TPM 2.0 for virtual machines (VM), and support for Microsoft Virtualization Based Security (VBS).  Based off of the features found in vSphere 6.5, you will see how to leverage and implement these features in your own environment and existing workflows.


Secure Data Center Endpoints with VMware AppDefense – ADD TO FAVORITES

Learn how VMware AppDefense uses VMware infrastructure to perform live scans of process memory, and remediate issues through the security policy layer within VMware NSX when anomalies are detected.


Integrating Kubernetes with VMware NSX-T Data Center – ADD TO FAVORITES

Integrate VMware NSX-T and Kubernetes using the NSX Container Plug-in.  Understand how Kuberenetes Namespaces, Services, Ingress Rules and Network Policies relate to different NSX-T logical network constructs, from a single pane of glass.


VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) & NSX Integration – Getting Started – ADD TO FAVORITES

See how VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) is integrated with NSX-T Platform. We will also see how NSX-T and VIO integration provides Compute and Networking services for Kubernetes and a few advanced features of VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIOinBox, Keystone Federation).


What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.7 – ADD TO FAVORITES

Explore the new features of vSphere 6.7 that provide simplified management at scale, comprehensive security, a universal platform for apps, and a seamless hybrid cloud.


VMware vSphere 6.7 – Performance Diagnostics and Benchmarking – ADD TO FAVORITES

Explore the new features in VMware vSphere v6.7 and how they impact performance, including PMEM (persistent memory) and VBS (virtualization based security).  Learn how to right-size VMs for your particular environment with benchmarking tools to characterize database and application performance or host-level performance using tools like esxtop and vCenter performance charts.


Cloud Security HoLs

VMware NSX Cloud – Getting Started – ADD TO FAVORITES

Explore how VMware NSX Cloud provides consistent security policies for applications running on-premises as well as in AWS and Microsoft Azure.  See how NSX Cloud provides you the ability to manage Networking and Security policies in a hybrid on-premises and Native Public Cloud environment.


Automate IT – Making Private Cloud Easy – ADD TO FAVORITES

Explore practical Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) use cases for automating the delivery of IT services in a private cloud environment by walking through some of the main integration points of the vRealize Suite (vRS), including vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation, and vRealize Log Insight as well as the integration between these components and the rest of the VMware SDDC stack, including NSX and SPBM storage for app-centric networking, security and storage automated provisioning. These powerful individual components work even better together, with less time, cost, and effort.


Check Point CloudGuard and VMware NSX – Advanced SDDC Security – ADD TO FAVORITES

Check Point CloudGuard integration with VMware NSX enables complementary, advanced security capabilities in VMware SDDCs. CloudGuard enhances the distributed firewall services provided by NSX DFW with a next generation firewall, application and data security, advanced threat prevention, and forensics analysis. Check Point Security Management enables seamless management of Check Point physical and virtual appliance gateways along with compatibility across the VMware suite of operations-focused products.


End User Security HoLs

VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise – Security, Operations and Troubleshooting – ADD TO FAVORITES

Optimize ongoing operations of your VMware Horizon 7 deployment by configuring the Unified Access Gateway and segmenting user access to your deployment. Configure and troubleshoot certificates and explore the Horizon helpdesk tool and performance tracker.


VMware Workspace ONE UEM – Unified Access Gateway – ADD TO FAVORITES

Deploy a Unified Access Gateway in VMware Workspace ONE UEM and set best practices and deployment configurations for enterprise-level security.


VMware Workspace ONE – Advanced – ADD TO FAVORITES

Provide seamless access for users to VMware Horizon 7 applications and desktops.  Configure access to SAML-based web applications, multi-factor authentication to enhance security, and deploy Workspace One in a high-availability environment.


Secure VMware Horizon with VMware NSX and Trend Micro – ADD TO FAVORITES

Use VMware NSX to secure endpoints with an identity-based dynamic firewall with Trend Micro Deep Security.


VMware Workspace ONE UEM – Identity Management – ADD TO FAVORITES

Explore using Workspace ONE Identity Manager as the primary identity provider or federate your authentication to other 3rd-party identity providers to provide Single Sign-On capabilities and rich access policies for users.


VMware Workspace ONE UEM – Intelligence – ADD TO FAVORITES

Configure VMware Workspace ONE to provide rich analytics from your deployments and applications.  Automate operational tasks and operating system updates and patches.


VMware Workspace ONE UEM with Application and Access Management – ADD TO FAVORITES

Integrate VMware Workspace ONE UEM and VMware Identity Manager to enable Single Sign-On from any device to any application, and deploy applications through Workspace ONE.


VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise – Advanced – ADD TO FAVORITES

Configure VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise as a Just in Time Management platform (JMP) with App Volumes, User Environment Manager, Instant Clones, Horizon Apps and Horizon VMware Cloud on AWS.


VMware Workspace ONE – Getting Started – ADD TO FAVORITES

Use VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon Single Sign-On to launch applications and desktops as an end user. Explore Workspace ONE integration with VMware Horizon 7, SaaS applications, Workspace ONE UEM (formerly AirWatch) and Citrix.


VMware Workspace ONE UEM – Android Management – ADD TO FAVORITES

Use VMware Workspace ONE UEM to manage Android devices including enrolling, managing, and security.


VMware Workspace ONE UEM – Windows 10 Management –  ADD TO FAVORITES

Use VMware Workspace ONE UEM to manage Windows 10 endpoints with policy configuration, OS patch management, software distribution and security.  Explore SCCM co-management capabilities to transition from traditional to modern management for Windows 10.


IoT Security HoLs

VMware Pulse IoT Center & LIOTA – ADD TO FAVORITES

Explore the features of VMware Pulse IoT (Internet of Things) Center as well as onboard an IoT gateway.  In addition, you will gain experience using LIOTA (Little IoT Agent).



Christopher Campbell  – Director, Solutions Product Marketing

Networking & Security

Twitter @ChrisLCampbell