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Inside Look at the Hands-on Lab Environment


By Kevin Moats, Network and Security Technical Account Manager (NS TAM) Ever have the need to test a specific VMware product feature or configuration quickly? The VMware Hands-on Lab (HOL) is a fantastic learning tool to do just that. As a regular HOL captain at VMworld over the years, and as a Network and Security Read more...

DevOps: Container Build Pipeline – Conceptual Design


By James Wirth, Consulting Architect Feature developers are concerned with reliably bringing application features from idea to production as fast as possible. If this process occurs too slowly or inconsistently, it can have many significant negative impacts on a business, including but not limited to: Inability to react to and capitalize on new market opportunities Read more...

How to Avoid a Custom ESXi Image Patch Cycle


By Chris Weber, Staff Technical Account Manager (TAM). Most customers use custom ESXi images to install new servers or upgrade to the next major release, and then our tools to install updates. When you add ESXi hosts you need to install from an image (or a disk created from an image.) Problem:  if you install Read more...