Try VMware Hands-on Labs

Test drive VMware products in minutes. Hands-on Labs allow you to evaluate the features and functionality of VMware products with no installation required.


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  • App Modernization
  • Private & Hybrid Cloud
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • Cloud Management
  • Multi-Cloud Operations
  • Virtual Cloud Networking
  • Digital Workspace
  • Desktop & App Virtualization
  • Compute
  • Storage & Availability

  App Modernization

Rearchitected vSphere 7 with native Kubernetes to enable IT Admins to use vCenter ServerĀ® to operate Kubernetes clusters through namespaces.

1.15 hrs

Tanzu Mission Control provides a single control point for teams to more easily manage Kubernetes and operate modern, containerized apps across multiple clouds and clusters.

3.75 hrs

Tanzu simplifies, automates, and secures the entire container lifecycle, allowing developers to focus on optimizing code and accelerating application delivery. We will examine in detail how Tanzu facilitates container creation with Spring and Tanzu Build Service.

2.25 hrs

  Private & Hybrid Cloud

Deploy a Software Defined Data Center in VMware Cloud on AWS and configure connectivity and networking settings. Explore the access and usage of vCenter to manage the VMware Cloud on AWS environment. Learn the benefits of a hybrid cloud by setting up Hybrid Linked Mode and perform cold and live migrations.

90 mins

In this lab, we will be downloading, deploying, and configuring VMware HCX on-premises, including all its components.

45 mins

VMware offers two DRaaS solutions for VMware Cloud on AWS - VMware Site Recovery and VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, which are both comprehensive cloud-based disaster recovery services for the protection of vSphere workloads in on-premise and VMware Cloud on AWS environments.

60 mins

This lab, HOL-2396-01-ISM - Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, will guide you through the simple deployment of Oracle Cloud VMware Solution, including establishing connectivity to native Oracle Cloud services and on-premises vSphere environments and using VMware HCX to migrate workloads between environments.

75 mins

VMware Cloud on Dell combines the simplicity and agility of the public cloud with the security and control of on-premises infrastructure, delivered as-a-service to data center and edge locations.

45 mins

This is an introductory lab focused on Google Cloud VMware Engine.

150 mins

  Hyperconverged Infrastructure

VMware Cloud Foundation is the platform for managing VMs and orchestrating containers, built on full-stack hyper-converged infrastructure.

3.15 hrs

Skyline proactive support helps avoid problems before they occur and reduces the time spent on resolving active support requests.

1hr 15 mins

Explore the components and capabilities within vSAN 7 and learn how to configure and manage upgrades, enhance availability, monitor and optimize workload performance.

4.25 hrs

Explore new security features of vSphere including the TPM 2.0 for ESXi, Virtual TPM 2.0 for VMs, and Microsoft Virtualization Security.

2.75 hrs

  Cloud Management

See how to reduce the complexity of cloud adminisitration and content management with with vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

2.5 hrs

Explore what's new in vRealize Operations 8.3 and 8.4.Discover new assessments and metrics, identify transient issues and more.

2 hrs

Learn how to optimize the performance of a VMware vSphere environment with VMware vRealize Operations Manager.

1:30 hrs

Learn how to create, share and manage dashboards in vRealize Log Insight. Understand and use the extracted fields to search and filter the list of log events in the Interactive Analytics chart.

3.5 hrs

Learn about Micro-segmentation, application discovery, mapping, and planning. Experience a walkthrough of a real-time flow rendering across overlays and physical fabric.

4 hrs

  Virtual Cloud Networking

7 modules focusing on getting started with the NSX-T platform. Showing administrators how configure network and security settings.

2 .30 hrs

Introduction to all available features for Enterprise Customers of VMware SD-WAN.

2.45 hrs

Global Server Load Balancing features of VMware NSX Adv. Load Balancer. Modules cover cross-site high availability and location awareness.

3 hrs

Explore VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer to easily apply load balancing and web application firewalls to any application.

4 hrs

  Digital Workspace

Interested in providing a secure and employee-focused digital workspace to meet the demands of a modern workforce? Learn the core concepts of Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and how to enable your employees to access any app from any device anywhere!

5 hrs

  Desktop & App Virtualization

Use VMware Horizon to create and manage Instant Clone desktop pools and RDSH farms. Learn common techniques to ensure a great user experience. Consume desktops and apps with a single sign-on experience.

5.5 hrs


This lab is an overview of new features in vSphere 7. Explore improvements and features in ESXi and vCenter Server management and lifecycle.

3.15 hrs

Get hands-on with VMware PowerCLI. Gain familiarity with the tool and then dive deeper with real-world examples.

1.45 hrs

In this lab, we are going to walk you through the configuration of distributed services engine while also configuring VMs to support Universal Passthrough by leveraging DPUs.

90 mins

Advanced topics in vSphere that improve availability including Content Library, Distributed Switches, Storage, Lifecycle Manager and more.

2.15 hrs

VMware vSphere ensures workloads run with maximum performance on your ESXi hosts and clusters. This lab showcases what is new in vSphere 7.0 with regards to performance.

1.25 hrs

This introductory lab demonstrates the core features and functions of vSphere and vCenter. This is an excellent place to begin your experience with VMware vSphere..

3 hrs

VMware vSphere+ is an industry-leading workload platform for organizations that can benefit from more flexibility in purchasing infrastructure software and seek to reduce ongoing maintenance and operational burdens on IT teams.

90 mins

  Storage & Availability

Explore all the new features, fail over virtual machines, plan a data center migration and execute a disaster recovery plan.

4 hrs

  Multi-Cloud Operations

IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions makes cloud adoption fast and easy, allowing you to optimize the value of existing on-premises infrastructure. Migrate VMware workloads to the IBM Cloud while using existing tools, technologies, and skills from your on-premises environment using VMware HCX.

15 mins