For those interested, the Hands-on Labs team has started releasing the labs from VMworld 2017 into our public portal and we should be mostly complete by mid-October.
As we release the new versions, the old versions will be placed into the HOL Archives catalog until around the end of November 2017, at which time they will be removed. When a lab is archived, the number of "prepops" (up and running copies) is reduced to 0 to make room for warm copies of the new labs, so you will need to wait a little longer as the old versions are deployed from the Archive and powered up.
You can find more details about the release on our team's blog:
For quick identification, the labs from VMworld 2016 have numbers that begin with "HOL-17" while the new labs from VMworld 2017 have numbers beginning with "HOL-18"
The manuals are also available for download at our documentation site:
Enjoy your labs,