Get your hands dirty with self paced labs at PEX 2010

Besides the talks on VMware APIs, two self paced labs are there for you to try out the vSphere SDK and PowerShell at PEX. More details are quoted in later part.

As a bonus, you will get a chance to learn VI Java API in the SDK lab. Thanks to VMware TAM Alton Yu for making this happen! I will be there when I am not presenting my talk “Architecting Your Applications for VMware Cloud”, or helping on the BOF, genius bar, etc.

Lost VMs or Containers? Too Many Consoles? Too Slow GUI? Time to learn how to "Google" and manage your VMware and clouds in a fast and secure HTML5 App.

Note that pre-registration for Self-Paced Labs is not available. Lab attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop by to attend a lab in room Mandalay D. Lab hours are available in the onsite pocket guide.

SPLIBP1020 Intro to vSphere Web Services API (i.e. SDK)

This lab will provide training on how to integrate your products with VMware environment. Attendees will get an opportunity to try out the tools provided via vSphere Web Services SDK. These tools perform a variety of functions related to automation, integration, management and extension of VMware environments and virtual machines. Participants will have their choice of using Java or C#. You will walk away from the lab with a better understanding of vSphere, resources for using the SDK, and the essential skills for building the most common types of integrations. Exercises will cover a variety of scenarios such as examining VM attributes, performing the same task on many VMs at a time and triggering tasks based on policies. We will also touch upon performance enhancements and exporting data to enable this. This lab requires some basic programming experience, ideally in C# or Java.  

SPLIV0002 Managing the vSphere Infrastructure with PowerShell

This lab will provide hands on training for scripting a VMware environment. The goal of this lab is to provide all the tools needed to automate, integrate, and extend vCenter for your environment. Participants will use the Microsoft PowerShell based PowerCLI for scripting Virtual Center and ESX.

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  1. Parash
    Posted February 26, 2010 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    Is this available online??

  2. Posted February 26, 2010 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    Not yet. I will check with my colleagues.
    At the same time, if you want to give the VI Java API a shot, please take a look at the 5 minute get started tutorial listed at
    Have fun!

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