Mike Laverick recently made aware of a nice alternative to home labs. I have an extensive home lab at home so I think it’s too late for me now but I did contemplate getting a hosted lab rather than kill my electricity and upset the wife. But too late for me but not for you. Check out Mike’s article here:
“When I was in Australia recently for the Sydney/Melbourne VMUG I had the chance to meet Alastair Cooke – and sit in on his presentation on AutoLab. Alastair is a VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) based in New Zealand, and is one of the hosts of the APAC VMTN Communities Podcast. In case you don’t know AutoLab is tool that will build for you using scripts a vSphere Lab environment – and its based on the principle of “nested ESX” or “vESX” – where ESX is run in VM on a physical ESX host. It’s was updated in Dec, 2012 to support vSphere 5.1.”
If you missed my session on creating VMware Apps for novice programmers then at the UK National VMUG I will once again be presenting a community session about how novice programmers can start building VMware Apps like the ones I have developed over the years. I’m not a programmer and only know the fundamentals of languages such as C#, so how did I come about building community recognised applications? So this session is not about learning to program or learning the VMware API in detail but at the same time I want to show you how I did it and maybe we may see some more community apps be born. I will be using the code from one of my apps to teach and releasing the source code on this site the same day.
This event is jam packed with other stuff so get yourself registered and come long.
The agenda and registration can be found >here<