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SOCIALAB 2016

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OVERVIEW


SociaLab is a bring-your-own-device, interactive hands-on lab event where our engineering experts guide you step-by-step through the technical features, functions and business use cases of a VMware solution. This is your opportunity to meet our technical experts, ask questions, collaborate with peers, and try out our solutions for yourself. Each lab will focus on a different VMware solution and will teach you how to configure, deploy, manage, troubleshoot and cover tips and tricks so you can evaluate the solutions for your unique environment. Come see us in a city near you!

Already have one of our solutions but want to learn more about how to take full advantage of all of its capabilities? Our Getting More Out Of SociaLab series is just for you! Getting More Out of SociaLabs will teach you how to effectively use the VMware solutions you already have, speeding your ability to get a return on your investment.

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VMWare Socialabs are designed especially for:


Infrastructure & Data Center Managers

Network Administrators & Engineers

Architects

IT Directors & Managers

IT Operation Directors & Managers

Virtual Server Administrators Systems Administrators

Desktop Managers

Application Managers, Administrators & Developers

LABS


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Deliver intelligent operations management across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures and accelerate the deployment and management of applications and compute services, improving business agility and operational efficiency.

  • Build dashboards, views, and reports in vRealize Operations Manager
  • Discover OS and application management with vRealize Operations Manager
  • Learn how vRealize Log Insight delivers real-time log management, with machine learning-based Intelligent Grouping, high performance search and better troubleshooting across physical, virtual, and cloud environments
  • Walk through the deployment of a multi-tier infrastructure workload with integrations into several different existing technologies using vRealize Automation
  • Customize workloads with vRealize Automation as they progress through the provisioning or de-provisioning process


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VMware Virtual SAN™ is a radically simple, enterprise-class shared storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for vSphere virtual machines. During this lab, find out what's new with Virtual SAN 6.2 including these new features:

  • All Flash VSAN Cluster
  • Enabling Performance Service & Storage Policy Based Management
  • New Sparse VM Swap Object Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster (ROBO)

Sponsored by Intel


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Extend the power of virtualization from the data center to devices. VMware Horizon® delivers virtualized or hosted desktops and applications through a single platform to end users. In this lab, you will experience some of the major new features in Horizon 7 such as Just-in-Time Desktop Delivery, Smart Policies, Blast Extreme and more.

  • Familiarize yourself with the Instant Clones technology to clone a virtual desktop in memory from an existing running virtual desktop.
  • Gain an understanding on VMware's all new protocol, Blast Extreme, built for the mobile cloud.
  • See how easy it is to support end users with access to various applications.
  • Walk through how smart policies provide contextual, role-based configurations which tie to the user, device, or location.

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Try out a simplified, efficient way to view and manage a diverse fleet of devices from a central admin console. Mobile Device Management (MDM) is the foundation of a comprehensive Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform. VMware AirWatch® Mobile Device Management™ safely enables BYOD and self-service capabilities while establishing a platform that scales to support new processes to serve a more mobile workforce.

During this lab, you will learn how to:

  • Set-up and administer Mobile Device Management with AirWatch including enrolling and configuring iOS, Android and Mac OSX devices.
  • Configure AirWatch administrator roles
  • Set-up advanced MDM with AD Integration and Certificates
  • Use the AirWatch REST API
  • Integrate AirWatch with VMware Horizon

*Mobile devices will be provided for the lab, but please plan to bring your own laptop for the optimal lab experience.


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VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center. It’s a hands-on way to take a new policy-driven approach to transform the economics of network and security operations, not to mention an opportunity to meet our experts.

During the event, you’ll experience multiple Hands-On Labs featuring Logical Switching, Dynamic Routing, Distributed Firewall and Logical Network Services and more.

  • Create a logical switch and attach VMs to it
  • Understand the routing capabilities supported in NSX and the benefit of performing them at the hypervisor layer
  • Explore how the distributed firewall protects a 3-tier application and create rules based on security groups & identity

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Are you are running out of data center space, thinking about a hardware refresh, or looking for a safe and efficient way to migrate applications? See how vCloud Air provides a true hybrid cloud experience, enabling you to quickly and securely maximize existing IT investments by leveraging a fully compatible public cloud.

During this lab you will learn how to:

  • Use Layer 2 VPNs to extend your infrastructure into vCloud Air without having to change IP addresses using Hybrid Cloud Manager
  • Easily migrate your security policies to vCloud Air with Advanced Networking Services
  • Migrate a VM to vCloud Air using Hybrid Cloud Manager

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Explore VMware vCloud Air Advanced Network Services and Hybrid Cloud Manager for a seamless cloud experience. Advanced Network Services, powered by the VMware NSX™ network virtualization platform will enable cloud administrators to achieve unprecedented security and isolation in the hybrid cloud. In this lab, you will explore:

  • The latest Hybrid Cloud Manager that enables secure, low downtime migrations from WAN optimization and Layer-2 Extension to vCloud Air for a seamless Hybrid Cloud experience
  • How VMware vCloud Air facilitates Advanced Network Services such as isolation with micro-segmentation, dynamic routing protocols, SSL-VPN, and Layer-7 Load Balancing

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So you purchased vRealize Operations but want to learn more about how to take full advantage of all of its capabilities? In this lab we’ll make sure you have the knowledge to speed your ability to a return on your investment.

The lab will consist of deep technical dives into your primary use cases for getting the most out of vRealize Operations' top functionality critical to your business; Capacity Planning, Optimization of resources and Performance & Troubleshooting. You learn how to configure vRealize Operations to get immediate value in each use cases.

We will discuss your use cases, technical demonstrations, and Hands on Labs where you will work directly with the product by using VMware’s Hands on Lab environment. This will provide a complete functioning vRealize Operations environment. The lab guide will walk though these use cases and give you hands on experience working with the product. VMware Technical Specialists and Systems Engineers will be on hand to answer your questions and help out as needed.


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