A tenant administrator can create a replica of a lab in one or more regions. Any changes to a lab instance are synchronized to all existing replicas. This feature is only available if your organization has multiple availability zones.

The goal of this feature is to enable administrators to deploy a lab quickly, regardless of which global region the students are in.


  1. Navigate to Lab Management > Lab Builder.
  2. Select the Lab you want to replicate and click the + symbol.

  3. On the Replicate Lab Template form, select the Cloud Catalog or catalogs you want to replicate to.
  4. If you want the template available for export outside the VMware Learning Platform Cloud, select Backup (Optional).

    The tenant admin initiating the replica receives an e-mail with a URL to access the backup. This option is also available from the Actions menu.

What to do next

To check the progress, you can go to Dashboards > Default Dashboard and see the status of the replication task from the Content Migration Tasks widget. If the widget is not visible, you can follow the instructions on how to add a widget from Working with widgets.


Once a lab is replicated, there is no distinction between source and replica.

To delete, select any one of the linked labs and click Remove from the Actions menu on the lower left.

To delete all linked labs, check the Delete Replicas checkbox.


If you choose Backup (Optional) during the replication process, then you can also Export the files from the Actions menu. Selecting this option opens a window with a list of individual files for download, and the expiration date and time.