Hands-on Labs

Experience the full range of VMware products and learn about new features
  • Up and running on any browser in minutes and 100% free
  • No installation, licenses, or special hardware required
  • Relevant content available and updated year round

Lightning Labs

Try VMware products fast and free in 30-minutes or less
Try VMware products fast and free in 30-minutes or less
  • Lightning Labs help you experience and evaluate VMware products in small segments of time.
  • "Bite-sized" labs allow you to learn about core product features quickly!


VMware Odyssey are short tasks that challenge your knowledge of VMware products and solutions
  • Go against the clock and players online to top the leaderboard!
  • Get instant feedback on your progress
  • Sharpen your skills and showcase your technical expertise.

HOL Requests

Hands-on Labs Request is a self-service tool anyone can use to request labs in advance for a workshop or an event they would like to host.

Whether you are planning an on-site event or an online event, requesting labs in advance will let us know the details of your event. The Hands-on Labs team will do our best to ensure there are labs for your event.

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