Getting Started - VMworld 2012 Hands on Labs Overview

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    Folks,

     

    Below is the official list of 2012 VMworld Labs with links for more information and for you to provide comments and feedback. Looking forward to hearing from you.


    Links / Resources


    - List of View Clients Supported BYOD - http://vmware.com/go/viewclients

    - Portal URL http://hol.vmware.com (Live after VMworld US)

    - Community URL http://vmware.com/go/hol

    - Twitter @VMwareHOL

    - Official VMware Hands on Labs Blog: http://blogs.vmware.com/hol/

    - Lightning Labs (Introduced in 2012 VMworld - 15, 30 minutes labs - look for organge lightning bolt)

     

     

    Lab Naming Format:

    HOL = Hands On Labs 2012

    APP = Applications (vFabric Products, GemFire, RabbitMQ, SQLFire)

    EUC = End User Computing (View, Horizon, Zimbra)

    INF = Infrastructure (vSphere, vCloud, vCenter etc)

    OPS = Operations (vCenter Operations, Management Products)

    PRT = Partner created labs

     

    Infrastructure Labs (vSphere, vCenter, ESXi, vCloud Director etc)

     

    HOL-INF-06 - Deploy and Operate your Cloud  | Lab Manual

    vCloud Director in action from both a provider and consumer  perspective. This lab is presented as two 30 minute lightning lab  modules. First, you will configure and provision the necessary...

     

    Learn  how to use VMware Auto Deploy to scale and manage ESXi deployments or  upgrades. With these hands-on exercises, you will learn how Auto Deploy  can be used by your organization to manage vSphere...
    In  this lab you will leverage various VMware technologies to implement  disaster recovery protection for a vCloud Director managed  infrastructure. You will implement an automated DR plan and then...
    This  lab will explore features of the vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS). Plan  to take this lab to learn the latest that the vDS has to offer. The lab  is presented in four 15 minute lightning lab...
    Learn  how VMware products from varying solution suites can integrate to  deliver IT services quickly and efficiently. Scenarios involve a  business end user (requestor of the service), a manager...
    This  lab will step you through performance monitoring, troubleshooting, and  optimization options in VMware vSphere. You will explore how to identify  and manage storage bottlenecks, CPU contention,..
    Gain  hands-on experience with VMware vCenter Protect, VMware's unified IT  management platform for Microsoft-based machines. You will complete  essential IT management functions in a modern...
    Learn  the fundamentals of software defined networking for VMware cloud  infrastructure. You will engage in a hands-on scenario to protect a  network segment from the internet and also provide...
    This  lab is presented as two 30 minute lightning labs to help you extend  your VMware solution. The PowerCLI module covers automating vSphere and  vCloud Director. Novice users will learn to use the...

    Operations Labs (vCenter Operations Enterprise, Management Products)

    This  lab covers the process of working with an ‘Out of the Box’ ITBM (IT  Business Management) financial cost model to drive intelligent ITBM  dashboards. Key concepts will be presented via hands-on...
    Learn  how VMware vCenter Configuration Manager (vCM) can be used to harden  your cloud infrastructure and help monitor, assess and remediate to  ensure configuration consistency and compliance. The lab...
    This  lab introduces the little known yet powerful automation solution,  VMware vCenter Orchestrator. You will play the role if an IT  administrator that is responsible for delivering IT services to an...
    In  this lab you will use new features of VMware vCenter Operations Manager  Enterprise edition for performance monitoring, troubleshooting, and  optimization of VMware vSphere infrastructure. Hands-on...
    This  lab covers automated performance, capacity, and configuration  management with VMware vCenter Operations Manager Enterprise. Key
    This  lab will demonstrate the ability to use DynamicOps Cloud Automation  Center to rapidly deploy Private and Hybrid Clouds across complex  multi-vendor environments. The lab will cover features of...
        
    Application Labs (vFabric SQF Fire, Application Director, Cloud Foundry)

    See how VMware solutions can simplify your applciation management workflows. In this lab you will create an application blueprint for Nontrader, a hypothetical three-tier web application. Nex you will deploy the blueprint to the cloud wiht VMware vFabric Application Director. Finally you will scale out a tcServer App-Server when thresholds are breached..


    HOL-APP-02 - Deploy Applications in a Platform as a Service (PaaS) World with Cloud Foundry
    Lab Manual
    Gain  hands-on experience with VMware Cloud Foundry by deploying an  application and elastically scaling the application infrastructure. The  lab begins with a development environment. Product...
    Learn  how easy it is to scale your applications with VMware vFabric  solutions. You will walk through the application scaling capabilities of  the vFabric suite. The lab highlights the dynamic nature...
    It  can be a great challenge to scale data-intensive applications. As the  number of users grow, traditional databases become a bottleneck. With  VMware vFabric SQLFire, your organization can add a...
    Experience  how VMware vFabric Data Director simplifies Oracle and vPostgres  management when they are running on vSphere. You will gain hands-on  experience with Database as a Service (DBaaS)...

    End User Computing Labs (Horizon, View, ThinApp...)
    This  lab covers new performance features in View 5.1 with two 30 minute  lightning lab modules. The first module replicates common issues with a  Windows 7 VDI deployment. You will touch all of the...
    This  lab will provide an overview of the capabilities of the SlideRocket  presentation tool. You will create a free personal account and create  your first online presentation showcasing some of the...
    Learn  how VMware solutions add value to the business desktop through an  improved End User Experience, Persona Management and Universal  Communications. You will walk through the end user experience..
    Mozy  Online Backup provides a secure, simple way to backup your data to the  cloud. In this lab you will experience both the administrative and  end-user experiences through two 30 minute lightning lab...
    HOL-EUC-04 - Discover VMware Horizon Application Manager
    Explore  VMware Horizon Application Manager through two 15 minute and one 30  minute lightning lab module. In this lab you will gain hands-on  experience using, administering and integrating VMware...
    Provide  a secure workspace for your full-time staff and part-time contractors.  Today's users demand access to corporate resources from multiple devices  and operating systems, as well as the...
    Learn  VMware Socialcast, the market-leading enterprise social network,  through two 30 minute lightning lab modules. Socialcast enables your  company to easily collaborate on ideas, documents, and..
    Users  today are mobile and leverage more devices that every before. Email has  become the life-blood of communication in most companies. This lab will  take you through a scenario where a user (Alice)...

    Partner Created Labs (EMC, TrendMicro, NetApp, Cisco, HP, Infoblox)

     

    Gain  hands-on experience integrating VMware vSphere with EMC Unified  Storage. You will configure the VSI plug-in and Storage Viewer  Component, view the Underlying Storage Details Of an EMC VNX Array...

     

    One  key challenge facing Cloud Administrators is the amount of time needed  to obtain an IP address for a virtual machine. To deploy virtual  machines, Cloud Administrators must request IP addresses...
    Learn  how Trend Micro solutions help secure virtual machines in a data center  that is undergoing changes such as consolidation, new service delivery  models or cloud computing. This hands-on scenario...
    HOL-PRT-04 - Deploy VMware vCloud Director with Cisco Nexus 1000V and VXLAN
    Cisco  Nexus 1000V interoperates with VMware vCloud Director, thus extending  the benefits of rich Cisco NX-OS features, feature consistency and  Cisco’s non-disruptive operational model to enterprise...
    This  lab will demonstrate how an HP Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) can be  utilized as a supported storage device with VMware Site Recovery Manager  (SRM) without having to use a physical SAN. You...
    HOL-PRT-05 - Enable Tenant Backup and Recovery in vCloud Director with NetApp Snap Creator
    In  this lab, you will assume the role of a consumer of a service  provider’s hosted environment where your mission-critical applications  are running. In addition to the service provider’s general...