I spent last week in North Carolina working on the EMC vSpecialist Hands-On Labs for EMC World… the infamous vSpecialist vLabs. On the week of May 9th, 2011 in Las Vegas we will be providing a 200 seat lab for EMC World attendees. The hands – on labs are available for the following EMC products:
- RSA Archer, RSA enVision
- Atmos, IONIX UIM
- VMAX, VPLEX, Avamar
- Isilon, VNX, VNXe, VSI Plug-in
- Greenplum, Recover Point, VAAI
You will be able to sign up for a lab session of your choice by simply entering your details into a console which will be situated outside the entrance of the vLabs. When there is an available seat you will see your name on one of two large plasma screens also outside the front of the vLabs room. You will then be escorted to your lab seat by a vSpecialist where you can then start your chosen lab. It is as simple as that.
All of these labs (with the exception of the VMAX lab) will be run out of the EMC Cloud based in North Carolina. When I was in North Carolina, Jase McCarty and I racked and built out plan “b” for the labs. You can see more information regarding this at www.jasemccarty.com. These racks are also going to be used for VMUGs and other lab events so that we can continue to take full advantage of all the work that has been put in to it. It has been a great experience and I feel so lucky to be a part of it. I hope that participants enjoy the lab as much as I do and I look forward to getting input specifically around the Archer and enVision labs. We really wanted to showcase the capabilities that the RSA products bring to the virtual world. We know how great the products are with regard to the physical world but I worry that a lot of people do not understand their capabilities in the virtual… but I am working on it!! The RSA enVision lab will allow you to get your hands on the Event Explorer tool used with enVision. The use cases in this lab are VMware based. The RSA Archer lab will walk you through the Cloud Security and Compliance solution, also VMware based. See my previous blog on the Archer solution based on the VMware hardening guidelines.