Explore Hands-on Labs at VMworld 2019 US

Our Hands-on Labs demonstrate the real value of VMware solutions in real time. As a VMworld attendee, you’ll gain special access to our latest technologies and explore a wide range of today’s most exciting topics. You can use a VMware-provided machine or your own device; either way, product experts will be available to provide one-on-one guidance. Hands-on Labs will be located in Moscone West, Level 3. 

This is our popular service where you can interact with the latest VMware products at your own pace at a traditional workstation. Many product experts are in the room ready to assist. These flexible labs have 15- to 60-minute consumable modules that you can take incrementally throughout the week at VMworld. You can complete an entire lightning lab in just 30 minutes. Self-paced labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. 

Browse all the self-paced labs in the US Content Catalog >>

These sessions are presented by the VMware product experts who develop lab content, creating an engaging, instructional environment. Workshops require advance sign-up through the VMworld US Content Catalog, now available online. Join us to get your questions answered and discuss solutions in a group setting.

These 30-minute tours provide a behind-the-scenes peek at what it takes to run our labs. The tour covers both business and technical topics focused on VMware products and solutions. You will meet lab creators and engineers running our multiple clouds.

How to register for a tour:

Please be sure to work with your VMware Business Manager who will register you before the event. If you are unable to connect before the event, you are welcome to register in person at the check-in desk during VMworld.  If tours fill up, we will offer additional tours as time permits.

Hands-on Labs Connect is the nerve center of the VMware Hands-on Labs room, where you can check into labs, chat with other attendees, participate in pop-up discussions, and earn CloudCred points for visiting. It is also home to the HOL Command Center, presenting a live vRealize Operations dashboard of the current lab environment and an interactive presentation of lab facts. Check out the infrastructure that has deployed over 2 million labs in the last five years.

About Our Labs

This is our popular service where you can interact with the latest VMware products at your own pace at a traditional workstation. Many product experts are in the room ready to assist. These flexible labs have 15- to 60-minute consumable modules that you can take incrementally throughout the week at VMworld. You can complete an entire lightning lab in just 30 minutes. Self-paced labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. 

Browse all the self-paced labs in the US Content Catalog >>

These sessions are presented by the VMware product experts who develop lab content, creating an engaging, instructional environment. Workshops require advance sign-up through the VMworld US Content Catalog, now available online. Join us to get your questions answered and discuss solutions in a group setting.

These 30-minute tours provide a behind-the-scenes peek at what it takes to run our labs. The tour covers both business and technical topics focused on VMware products and solutions. You will meet lab creators and engineers running our multiple clouds.

How to register for a tour:

Please be sure to work with your VMware Business Manager who will register you before the event. If you are unable to connect before the event, you are welcome to register in person at the check-in desk during VMworld.  If tours fill up, we will offer additional tours as time permits.

Hands-on Labs Connect is the nerve center of the VMware Hands-on Labs room, where you can check into labs, chat with other attendees, participate in pop-up discussions, and earn CloudCred points for visiting. It is also home to the HOL Command Center, presenting a live vRealize Operations dashboard of the current lab environment and an interactive presentation of lab facts. Check out the infrastructure that has deployed over 2 million labs in the last five years.

Benefits of Hands-on Labs

Collaborate with Experts

Work directly with the VMware product experts who build labs, ask your difficult technical questions, and test the answers in a live lab environment.

Get a Sneak Peek

Be the first to try new lab content before it is available online as we debut brand-new VMware Hands-on Labs at VMworld.

Maximize Your Time

Find labs that fit your schedule through our first-come, first-served self-paced labs, or schedule an expert-led workshop in advance.

This path is designed for attendees new to our products and technologies and serves as an ideal introduction to VMware Hands-on Labs. Browse the "Getting Started" labs in the VMworld US Content Catalog. 

Are you ready to dive deeper into advanced features and capabilities? This learning path is designed just for you. See the Advanced labs available in the VMworld US Content Catalog.

 

 

 

In this path, you are challenged to repair problems in an environment that has broken and/or misconfigured elements. See the VMworld US Content Catalog for the available Challenge labs.

 

 

 

This path is for those looking to see how VMware and partner products fit together to solve more complex business challenges. Look for Solution labs in the VMworld US Content Catalog.

Learning Paths

This path is designed for attendees new to our products and technologies and serves as an ideal introduction to VMware Hands-on Labs. Browse the "Getting Started" labs in the VMworld US Content Catalog. 

Are you ready to dive deeper into advanced features and capabilities? This learning path is designed just for you. See the Advanced labs available in the VMworld US Content Catalog.

 

 

 

In this path, you are challenged to repair problems in an environment that has broken and/or misconfigured elements. See the VMworld US Content Catalog for the available Challenge labs.

 

 

 

This path is for those looking to see how VMware and partner products fit together to solve more complex business challenges. Look for Solution labs in the VMworld US Content Catalog.

NEW: VMware Odyssey™ by Hands-on Labs

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Get Your Game On

We are taking Hands-on Labs to the next level by adding gamification elements to the labs you know and love. Cheer your favorite team as they showcase their expertise across the VMware portfolio and compete to be the grand prize winner. Visit VMware Odyssey™ in Moscone West, Level 3 to learn more and enter for a chance to win prizes.

HOL Sponsors

Thank you to Dell Technologies and IBM Cloud for providing infrastructure to make VMware Hands-on Labs possible at VMworld. Thank you to Intel for sponsoring VMware Odyssey™.

Dell Technologies

Intel