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

Explore new VMware Cloud Foundation Services that includes Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Services and a family of Hybrid Infrastructure Services.

3 hrs

Tanzu Application Catalog is a customizable selection of open source software from the Bitnami collection that is continuously maintained and verifiably tested for use in production environments.

2.25 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.

30 mins

This lab demonstrates how to implement more complex use cases in vRealize Automation.

4.5 hrs

Build container-based applications with Kubernetes running on vSphere. Learn to operationalize production Kubernetes using Enterprise PKS.

2:15 hrs

  Private & Hybrid Cloud

Deploy a SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS and configure networking settings. Explore cloud migrations with Hybrid Cloud Extension & much more.

2:45 hrs

This lab will guide you through thesetup and operation of the VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery service, including registering an on-premises vSphere environment, enabling protection policies and more.

1.5 hrs

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

1 hr

  Hyperconverged Infrastructure

See how VMware Cloud Foundation provides an easier way to deploy and operate a private cloud and can provide an enterprise-class Kubernetes solution.

2:45 hrs

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 Trusted Platform Module 2.0 for ESXi, the Virtual TPM 2.0, and support for Microsoft VBS.

3 hrs

  Cloud Management

Learn about the new features that have been made available between vRealize Automation version 8.3 and the current version 8.4.

2.5 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

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

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

2.5 hrs

Learn the powerful capabilities of vRealize Automation. See how end users consume published services, review basic administration, and more.

2:30 hrs

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

1:30 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

  Virtual Cloud Networking

Get hands-on with the newest version of NSX: NSX-T Data Center. Learn how to configure logical switching, routing, load balancing, and more.

3 hrs

Explore NSX Advanced Load Balancer by Avi Networks to see how easy it is to apply load balancing, web application firewall and container ingress to any application in a multi-cloud environment.

1 hr

Explore how NSX Cloud provides operation consistency by bringing an existing cloud environment under NSX management and providing micro-segmentation to native workloads running in AWS and Azure.

2 hrs

Explore VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud including the key components and architecture.

4 hrs

Use NSX for vSphere for hands-on experience with Distributed Networking, Micro-segmentation with the Distributed Firewall, and more.

3:30 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


Explore improvements and new features in ESXi and vCenter Server with optimized performance and improved security with built-in Kubernetes.

3 hrs

Get hands-on with VMware PowerCLI. Dive deep into the functionality available with real world examples.

1:45 hrs

Explore advanced topics in vSphere that can help improve availability including Content Library, Distributed Switches, Storage, and more.

2:30 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

  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

This lab 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.

1.25 hrs

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