Introducing TestDrive to VMUG Advantage

Recently I received mail from VMUG Advantage team on they are  Introducing TestDrive to VMUG Advantage , and I was going through email and I found it is really interesting . New and exciting  features is increased the value of the VMUG Advantage subscription and for any information about  VMUG Advantage check official site. In this post , I will share information about VMware TestDrive and what are the benefits you will get from VMUG Advantage Subscriptions on TestDrive .

VMware TestDrive

TestDrive provides VMUG Advantage members an exclusive opportunity to explore VMware’s products including Workspace ONE, Workspace ONE UEM (formerly VMware AirWatch), Horizon, vSAN, and Pivotal Container Service.

TestDrive offers users two experiences:


  • Ready to Use Experiences – Get instant access to our fully configured and integrated environments allowing you to use and experience the products as a customer would in their own deployment. We’ve set up the products alongside partner solutions so you can experience the entire ecosystem including Office 365, Salesforce, and more.
  • Sandbox Experiences – Get access to your own personal SaaS instance of VMware’s products (currently offered for Workspace ONE UEM, Identity Manager, and AirWatch Express), so you can set up, test, and explore your own configurations.

Additionally You can invite your customers to  do Test Drive by providing access for a time period  , currently you have 50 invites available .

Who can access the TestDrive ?

This is open to the following users:

  • VMware Employees
  • Customers and Prospects
  • VMware Partners
  • VMUG Advantage Members

Getting Started with TestDrive Environment

VMUG Advantage members can sign up for TestDrive using the email address associated with their VMUG membership. To signup browse to portal.vmtestdrive.com and click “Get Started” and provide the details  . After completing the registration your credentials (if you select system generated password )or a verification link (if you selected your own password) will be emailed . In case you need any assistance please reach to testdrivehelp@vmware.com .

Click on the Get Started button to begin signup for  TestDrive
Enter your VMUG Advantage subscriber email address and Click on Continue , You have provide requested information and set a password or choose system generated password

You will receive a mail to verify

Once your VMUG Advantage subscriber email address is confirmed , you will receive another email confirming the account has been provisioned and ready to login

Once you receive the  confirming mail of  account  you can  login to the TestDrive portal  from portal  https://portal.vmtestdrive.com/login

Once you Logged on to the portal , navigate to the My Products and you choose interested one and  currently Integrate Public Clouds and Transform Security are not available and it will available in future .

 

Below are the resouces available on other two options

Empower Digital Workspace

You can see  below options available here

  • VMware Workspace ONE
  • Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
  • VMware Horizon Cloud
  • VMware Horizon
  • VMware App Volumes
  • VMware User Environment Manager

Sandbox Experiences environments including Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) , VMware Identity Manager and AirWatch Express

Sample Integrations includes Dropbox ,Office 365 and Salesforce

Modernize Data Centers

Form this Tab you see the vSAN and PKS environments ready for use.

 

I have Started diving into some of these environments for a  “Test Drive” from the portal  . This new offering is really awesome and valuable top of other VMUG Advantage benefits that we already have .Having a VMUG Advantage subscription is really worth to have it  and there is no change for subscription cost it remains the same.

Conclusion

We have shared the details of current offering of Testdrive with VMUG Advantage , this is really cool offering . If you don’t have to have a home lab, or other test environment this is very useful to test products and this is available on the cloud and available for consumption. You won’t find any other cost-effective way to try out many VMware softwares and have valid license keys for a year  . If don’t have a VMUG Advantage subscription , you should go for it its worth because its not limiting to Software Products ,1 Year License and Test Drive you will get  discounts on VMware certification exams, VMworld, training etc

More Details Check VMUG Advantage.