07 May

Five Home and Work Lab Focused Sessions to Vote for at VMworld 2014

If you are reading this, you probably have a work or home lab that you use to test VMware products and solutions. The following five sessions are up for voting and focus on this such topic, showing a number of different ways to accomplish various testing and education use cases. Make sure to vote for the ones that interest you most.

I am of course particularly excited about session 1195,  Ask the Experts : A Deep Dive into Nested Virtualization . I rely 100% on nested virtualization in my lab and with the continued improvements and enhancements that have been developed I think everyone should know what their possibilities are. What excites me most is not just the content, but the individuals who have agreed to be part of the panel who truly are experts when it comes to nested virtualization.

 

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We’ve all seen or heard of the Hands-On-Labs at VMworld. Most of us wish we had something similar. Something that would allow our developers to do rapid prototyping, some way for engineers to quickly roll out testbeds and sandboxes for new software, or someplace that our teams could use to teach others about new features and functionality. My company set out to do just that: Build our own “Hands-On-Labs”. With some vision, a lot of patience, and time the Hammer labs were built. With the right hardware and software we now deploy complex environments in minutes instead of hours or days. Where, in 8U we can host dozens of labs and 100′s of TB of data. Through a combination of vSphere, vCloud, and vCAC we managed to revolutionize our Lab infrastructure. These are the lessons we learned and the story for how you can do the same.

 

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How would you like to test the latest VMware technologies such as VSAN faster, and without the need for more hardware? Whether it be for your home or work lab, nested virtualization enables you to do more with less. With nested virtualization it is no longer required to purchase and configure expensive hardware, allowing you to build your own white box or leverage your workstation’s hardware using VMware Workstation or Fusion. VMware enthusiasts leverage nested virtualization to play with the technologies they implement and love to use.

 

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Come join us to learn about a new and exciting product called Project NEE and hear what it can do for your organization. Project NEE provides the mechanism to deliver true hands-on education content to anyone on the planet at cloud scale. It allows you to train on anything that you can install on an operating system. Unlike traditional CBTs, you get true system level access to an environment all the way from startup to shutdown. We provide a complete turn-key solution that requires no installation and very little setup. Use our cloud or your own cloud or any of 200+ partner vCloud Director Environments. Scale to as many students as you want without any worries regarding capacity. It is as simple as 5 minutes to sign-up, setup and you’re training. No special client downloads needed. It’s just that easy and powerful.

 

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VMware has embarked on a new mission to improve the way our customers and partners evaluate our products. The answer is through the VMware Hands-on Labs program. We have served over 5 Million minutes of lab time to our users around the world and continue to grow everyday. In this session you will hear about how we develop our content, a peek under the covers and learn about our day to day life on how we bring to you the Hands-on Labs. In the session we will also cover how you can run your own workshops for your peers, customers and partners. This is a great session for anyone looking to reduce the amount of time it takes to evaluate VMware products, reduce the sales cycle and impress your colleagues.

 

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2013, users of nearly 10,000 hands-on labs consumed more than 85,000 VMs during the week of VMworld in San Francisco.

Get behind-the scenes information about how the VMware Hands-on Labs are created tested, scaled and monitored for our large events and the free online service.

Come see a short presentation about the infrastructure and get your questions answered. Possible topics for discussion are Architecture, Products, Content Creation and vPod Design, Maintenance, Availability, Automation, Monitoring, Testing, Scaling, Performance and more.

If you have ever been curious to get a look behind the curtain, come to this session and bring your questions for the team

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