VMware HOL (VMware Hands-On Labs) : A Quick Guide

It’s a real pleasure to see great initiative like these from the CLOUD Giant VMware, it’s a good opportunity to learn the new product features, test through online. For those who don’t have a vSphere lab this will be a great relief.

I have registered and successfully completed one of the labs, I am just sharing my experience and a Quick,  how to Guide to interact and  use this LAB facility.

Once you have registered for the HOL lab as per my previous blog https://pibytes.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/free-vmware-hands-on-lab-hurry-up/

You can start now !!

Refer the below links for more details and lab manuals

https://www.vmware.com/landing_pages/hands-on-labs-beta.html

http://hol-cme.cloudfoundry.com/index.html

 

1, Log in to the portal https://www.projectnee.com/HOL

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2, Click the “Cloud Infrastructure” > and Click the corresponding labs which you want to do and click “ENROLL”

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3, Once Enrolled click the “My Enrollments” and you can see your enrolled courses. Now click the “START THE LAB” Option

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4, Once you started the lab the LAB console will open

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5, Once loaded you will see the below, and the menus are self explanatory

 

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6, Use full screen mode in the LAB, and you can see the LAB manual

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7, The user name to login is “Administrator” and password is “VMware1!”

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8, Once login you will get the below window

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9, Now open the Internet Explorer browser, for accessing the vCenter web console.

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10, Now Click the Side Button “Manual” for the LAB steps and Table of contents and ENJOY !!

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11, When you TIERD, you can pause the LAB session and resume after some time

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12, After a CUP of TEA/COFFE you can resume the LAB

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13, Once you completed the LAB by following the steps mentioned in the MANUAL, you can END the LAB

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14, Once completed you ROCKS !!

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15, Now go the Home page, and click the Transcript and you can see the result !!!!

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It is very nice and great initiative from VMware to provide these facilities to study and experience the new features of vSphere and vCloud suite.

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About GK_RAJ

An enthusiastic IT person, with an intense passion towards Datacenter technologies. I am a VMware vExpert Title holder and working as a Technical Consultant, in Qatar. I am exposed to VMware vSphere, Storage, Bladecenters, Datacenter operations, Symantec Backup, Deduplication technologies and carry rich and diversified experience in these domains. I specialize in Designing & Consulting on VMware VSphere, the integration of Storage and Network Stacks to VSphere. With my experience, I help Organizations/Enterprises to achieve their CAPEX & OPEX savings, develop DR and BCP strategies, Consolidation services with Virtualization using VSphere, and prepare them to move to Cloud. In the meantime, I would like to share my knowledge and do a good contribution to the community. I am an Indian citizen, and have a Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication. I have certified in VCAP5-DCD, VCP-Cloud, VCP 4 & 5, MCITP, MCSE.

Posted on November 24, 2012, in ESX, Virtualization, VMware. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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