A very short post to let you all know about a new VMware Hands On Lab (HoL). This HoL is focused on getting started with VMware Data Services Manager (DSM). Many readers will have seen the multiple posts that I have been sharing since the beginning of this year on VMware DSM. Now you can get some “hands-on” with the product through the lab.
We believe that one of the main use cases for VMware DSM is the self-service of database instances, notably for developers who quickly need to spin up a database instance as part of their testing process. This may be an ad-hoc requirement or it could be a task that is part of their Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline. To that end, we’ve shown how developers can leverage the extensive API that we have in VMware DSM to automate such a task rather than use the User Interface (UI) to achieve it. However, once the database is deployed, we do show you the UI and step you through how to do additional operations on the database, such as scale out the VM where the database instance is deployed when a database has a requirement for additional resources. Below is the lab landing page, with some additional detail.
You can take the lab here: https://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/lab/13929. Kudos to my colleagues Kim Delgado and John Nicholson for their work in getting this lab created. We hope you like it.