Hands-on virtual IT labs VMware Lab Platform
A SaaS platform that delivers hands-on virtual IT labs to anyone on the planet at cloud scale. Ready to experience the robust and simple-to-use platform yourself?
Provide your students or customers with access to your software and reference materials, while eliminating costly lab environments and infrastructure management
Deliver hands-on, lab-based IT training on how to use your products, without the need for any complicated installations.
Allow tenant administrators, proctors and help desk staff to easily manage large scale events, bringing the attendee a seamless experience.
An instructor can create a class in a real classroom or virtually across the globe.
Have your products evaluated by customers or any other stakeholders.
Easily expand your ability to give effective sales demos of your software solutions.
Combat increased volume of security and malware remediation.
Seamless interactive experience of IT training labs designed for set it and forget it simplicity consumed at the convenience and pace of your students:
Deliver Highly Flexible System & Network Architectures:
Reduce sales cycles with Demo or proof of concept software and hardware emulation environments that allows for hands-on interaction with your customers:
Train anytime, anywhere and on anything that can be installed on any operating system.
Open up your software, hardware and content to even more potential customers.
Using the feedback provided by customers, make improvements to your own services.
VMware Lab Platform (VLP), is a multi-tenant VMware Cloud service that lets you create, manage, and deliver richly-featured IT labs for self-paced training on demand, instructor-led training, and live lab events. VLP technology is based on the same tools and workflows used to create and administer VMware Hands-on-Labs
Yes. By default, lab virtual machines have a NAT interface with access to the internet.
Yes. Several connectivity options are available, including VPN configurations supported by VMware NSX that can provide secure tunnel options to on-premises resources.
VMware NSX is used for firewall and NAT services. Customers are in full control of their firewall policies.
VMware Lab Platform is available for all the regions with Cloud hosted following regions:
We support SAML for administrative roles in the Administrator user interface. These roles include instructors, tenant administrators, and content creators. When directory service integration is required for end users of labs, the typical approach is to leverage an LTI-compliant LMS or integrate with our API to automate management of users and entitlements.
VMware Lab Platform also supports user authentication from various third-party authentication providers. Some of the supported authentication providers are—Facebook, Google, VMware Workspace One and every OpenId provider.
We follow the Cloud Services Production Support model. For more information, see here.
No, VMware Lab Platform is an end-to-end solution currently hosted as a VMware Cloud service within VMware's own cloud infrastructure.
We support any x86 operating systems that is supported by vSphere.
Once a template has been created, the customer is responsible for management and patching of guest operating systems.
You have a few options for changing disk size on lab templates. You can add a VMDK to virtual machines through the vCloud Director interface. Or you can expand the volume to span multiple devices from the guest operating system. If you want to expand the base disk instead of adding another disk, open a VMware service request for a VLP admin to adjust the virtual machine’s disk size for you.
For Windows based images, use the following default credentials: Username: Administrator Password: VMware1! For Linux based images, use the following default credentials: Username: Root Password: VMware1!
Here are some basic tips:
Make sure you are using the latest version of a supported browser and clear your cache and cookies and reload.
Make sure you are able to reach the labs through your network by trying to take the lab in a different network. Sometimes corporate networks have proxies that will deny a console connection.
Make sure you have the recommended bandwidth and latency to run the application correctly.
Check to see if the network you are in has deployed an AV system. These are very hard to spot and the best way to see if its your local network is to test it from a different network.
We recommend you have at least between 300 - 500 Kbps of bandwidth per client and 240 ms or less of latency. We find that taking a lab in a shared Wifi network may result in a less than optimal experience. If you do not have complete control of your WIFI network, we recommend you use cabled, dedicated networking.
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