With tenant settings, you can customize your environment and enable actions to make them applicable on a per role or per lab basis. You must have the tenant administrator role to work with these settings.

You edit settings from the Tenant Management > Settings page.

Tenant Details

Setting

Description

Administrative Contact

Email address of the person in your organization assigned to act as your tenant’s administrative contact. You can select an email address from a pull-down of tenant user email addresses.

Allow all users to see content creator credentials

Select the check box to enable the setting.

Cost Center

Assign a value to identify your cost center, if applicable.

Technical Contact

The email address of the person in your organization assigned to act as your tenant’s technical contact. You can select an email address from a drop-down menu of tenant user email addresses.

Display Name For Tenant

Name of the tenant that VMware Learning Platform displays in the user interfaces.

Class and Instructor Settings

Setting

Description

Allow instructors to clone vApps

Enables instructors to clone vApps from the Update class > Manage Entitlements page.

Allow instructors to create and edit classes

Enabled by default. If disabled, instructors are restricted from creating new classes.

Allow instructors to manage class

Enabled by default. Enables instructors to manage a class. Instructor will be able to manage the class start time, enrollment and so on.

Allow instructors to reset lab from class

Enables the Reset control in the Instructor-Led Lab console. The Reset control resets the vApp.

Allow instructors access to all classes

If enabled, an instructor can go to the Class page (click Classes > Classes) and view all the classes in the tenant. If disabled, then only those classes to which the instructor had been assigned are listed.

Allow student self-registration in a class

Enables or disables the user self-registration option. Self-registration allows users without VMware Learning Platform accounts to create their account while registering for a class. A user must have an account to take a class. If self-registration is not enabled, then a tenant admin must manually create the user account using the VMware Learning Platform Admin Dashboard.

Allow instructors to see and bulk upload users to tenant

Enables instructors to access the Account page Security > User Controls. The page includes Account Bulk Upload, Account Bulk Remove, and Account Bulk Download settings (described in the section “Adding/Removing Mass Users”). Instructors can use the Mass User Controls function to add users to the tenant with a CSV file.

Note:

Instructors can use Mass User Controls to specify only user name, first name, last name, and company. The system ignores all other columns in the CSV file. When an instructor does a mass uploads users action, the system creates those users with the Tenant User role and adds them to the All Users group.

Allow instructors to manage lab and entitlements of a class

Allows instructors to add/remove entitlements to/from a class or add/remove labs to/from a class.

Instructor can connect to inactive console

Enables or disables an instructor's ability to connect to an inactive console.

Send an email to instructor when assigned to class

Sends email to the tenant instructor when the instructor is assigned to a class.

Send an email to instructor on class creation

Sends email to the tenant instructor when the class is created. The contents of the mail can be customized by editing the Instructor Class Created Email template in the Email section of the Tenant Settings page.

Send notifications for unused resources in classes after specified hours after class start

If enabled, sends notifications to the tenant instructor on unused resources like powered on vApps. Select a numeric value to enable the notification. By default, 0 is selected. 0 means no notification is sent. 2 means, a notification is sent after two hours of a class start.

Send student email when assigned to class

If enabled, sends email notification to students when assigned to a class. You can customize the email using the Student assigned to class Email custom email templates.

Send student email when class starts

If enabled, sends email notification to students when a class is about to start. You can customize the email using the Student's class start Email custom email templates.

Console Interface

Setting

Description

Allow Console Resizing

If enabled, then a lab user can manually resize the lab console.

Console Connection Monitoring

Enable or disable console connection monitoring.

Default Console Location

Select from right, left, or center on the drop-down menu.

Compact Panel Tabs when Maximized

Enable or disable.

Maximize Console on Fullscreen

Enable or disable.

Delay for redirecting to ScreenSaver after it's turned on

Enter a time value.

Delay before starting ScreenSaver on station

Enter a time value.

Show Lab's console header buttons

Enable or disable.

Show 'Notes' button on Lab Console

Enable or disable.

Custom Messages

You can replace the default content of lab messages with your own content. For example, for Lab Submitted for Grading, the default is Thank you for taking this lab. An instructor will grade your lab. You might change the default to Your lab will soon be graded. You can use the Custom Messages section to customize the messages sent by the labs of the current tenant. To do so, highlight the message content and click the editing symbol that appears.

Note:

For Error Message For Maximum Allowed Entitlement Reached, the system replaces the token strings {maxAllowed} and {current} with the number of active and current entitlements.

Example: the system might return the message Only four concurrent enrollments are allowed for this lab and four enrollments already exist. You can set the values for {maxAllowed} and {current} within the User Hard Cap section.

Message Type

Message Content

Class no more seats available message

Cannot enroll in a class because all available seats are filled.

Lab Submitted For Grading Message

Thank you for taking this lab. Your lab has been submitted for grading by an instructor.

Lab Completed Message

Thank you for taking this lab. Your lab has been submitted for grading by an instructor.

Lab Completed Title

Lab successfully completed!

Lab Submitted For Grading Title

Lab submitted for grading!

Lab Completion Criteria Not Met

(empty)

Lab Completion Criteria Not Met (Graded Labs)

(empty)

Lab End Message When Exit Allowed

Caution! Once you end the lab, you will not be able to return. If you would like to exit so you can return to the lab at a later time, please choose to Exit the lab instead. Are you sure you want to end this lab?

Lab End Message When Exit Not Allowed

Caution! Once you end the lab, you will not be able to return. Are you sure you want to end this lab ?

Lab End Title

Are you sure you want to end this Lab?

Lab Exit Message When VMs will be powered down

Caution! Your servers will be powered down when you exit the lab. Any unsaved work will be lost. You can return to finish the lab at a later time with any saved work. Are you sure you want to exit this lab?

Lab Exit Message When VMs will not be powered down

You are about to leave this lab. You can return to finish at a later time, your VMs will remain in a running state, but you should save any unsaved work. Are you sure you want to exit this lab?

Lab Exit Title

Are you sure you want to exit this lab?

Lab Reset Confirmation

Are you sure you want to reset this lab?

Lab Reset Message

If you reset this lab, all VMs will be restored to their original state. You will not be able to recover any work you have done, so you will need repeat it. Only reset this lab if you are having unrecoverable issues.

Lab Reset Title

Are you sure you want to reset?

Lab Reset Warning

Warning!

Error message for maximum allowed entitlement reached

Only {maxAllowed} concurrent enrollments are allowed for this lab and {current} enrollments already exist.

Show/Hide VMware Learning Platform in beta message

Enable or disable.

Deployments

Setting

Value

Allow assignment while deploying

Enables or disables the assignment of cloud resources before those resources are fully enabled. When enabled, the system assigns a still deploying prepop rather than waiting for an on-demand prepop. The result is a faster start time for labs in cases where fully provisioned cloud resources are not available.

Name of default prepop assignment algorithm

Select the algorithm the system uses to assign prepops after an end user starts a lab. This assignment algorithm selection is the first step of a two-step process during which the system assigns available prepops from a specific vDC. The second step is the Name of Default Prepop Assignment Preference. You can override this selected tenant-wide algorithm for a particular vApp template using the Edit Template setting. The prepop assignment algorithms are as follows:

  • VMware Learning Platform Assignment Algorithm: This is the default algorithm. It selects a prepop from any available vDC based solely upon the preference setting.

  • Most Available Prepops Sets a preference for the vDC having the most available prepops.

  • Most Available Prepops for the Template Sets a preference for the vCD having the most prepops deployed from the template being used in the assignment.

  • Most Deployments Sets a preference for the vDC having the most deployments. This deployment preference includes both prepop and assigned vApps.

  • Most Deployments of the Given Template Sets a preference for the vDC having the most deployments. This deployment preference includes both prepops and assigned vApps of the vApp templates being used.

Name of default prepop assignment preference

Selects a prepop preference if there are multiple prepops available in the assigned vDC. This prepop preference is the second step of a two-step process. The first step is the prepop assignment algorithm selection. You can override this selected tenant-wide preference for a particular vApp template using the Edit Template setting. The following preferences are supported:

  • Prefer Older: Sets a preference for the older prepops (the older the prepop, the stronger the preference).

  • Prefer Newer: Sets a preference for the newer prepops (the newer the prepop, the stronger the preference).

  • No Preference: Sets a preference randomly.

Name of default prepop placement algorithm

Select the algorithm the system uses to place new prepop deployments in cases where a template is available in multiple vDCs. The system does not apply the selected algorithm to on-demand deployments. The algorithm you select is applied on a tenant-wide basis. You can override the selected tenant-wide algorithm for a particular vApp template using the Edit Template setting.

Changing the default placement algorithm is not a best practice. The VMware Learning Platform Default Placement Algorithm is designed to offer a balanced use of available resources. The default value is VLP Placement Algorithm.

Note:

All algorithms ignore vDCs that have exceeded their configured hard-limits for availability and avoid vDCs that have exceeded their soft-limits.The system can still select these vDCs with a reduced frequency.

  • VMware Learning Platform Default Placement Algorithm: This is the default. It attempts to balance distributions across all available vDCs. This algorithm presumes that if a vDC is available and can be used, then the system uses it. This algorithm does not use a “balancing step” to ensure equal load upon all vDCs in the near term. Instead, this algorithm leaves balancing as a side-effect of the way the system assigns prepops, which leads to a balanced use of available resources.

  • Equal By Deployed Template Count Algorithm: Attempts to have an equal number of vApps for the given template deployed in each vDC in which the template is available. This algorithm does not consider differences in resource availability in the vDCs (other than hard and soft limits) and aims only for equal numbers of deployments. This algorithm considers only the number of deployments that use the templates being used in the placement.

  • Equal By Deployment Count Algorithm: Attempts to have an equal number of vApps deployed in each vDC based solely on the count of deployments regardless of the actual resource usage of different types of vApp. This algorithm does not consider differences in resource availability in the vDCs (other than hard and soft limits) and aims only for equal numbers of deployments. This algorithm considers the total number of deployments in the vDC.

  • Equal By Resource Utilization Algorithm Attempts to distribute deployments across vDCs so that the relative resource utilization of vDCs is equal. While the system assigns more deployments to vDCs with more available resources than clouds with fewer resources available, the proportional resource utilization is similar.

Enforce network wiring from metadata only

If enabled the setting at tenant level, the deployment of prepop will not connect the cloud org VDC network to a vApp.

If disabled, the deployment of prepop will connect through the network settings defined in the metadata.

Prepop Hit/Miss Rate Period (In Hours)

The View Deployment Pool page lists details of the selected deployment pool.

One of the details is “Hit”. A “hit” means that a user got a pre-pop when they requested. A “miss” means that the user got a full deployment of a lab and probably had to wait for a long time. Hit Rate Period specifies the number of hours for the hit rate calculation displayed in the Deployment Pool details.

Changing the hit rate period only updates the values shown on the Deployment Pool details but the system does not actually make any substantive changes.

Maximum prepops per template

Maximum prepops that can be deployed for a template.

Query size for prepop assignment

VMware Learning Platform assigns the oldest available prepop first. Once the system has found all the prepops it might assign when a user starts a lab, it can then order them by their creation date and assigns the oldest one first. The Query size for prepop assignment setting adds some randomness to this process by finding the available prepops, ordering them by their creation date, and then assigning one by selecting one at random from the oldest range of prepops. This oldest range is the query size for the prepop assignment value you specify.

Email

VMware Learning Platform sends emails to users, such as “welcome” emails or “password change” emails. You can view the templates for these messages by clicking Tenant Management > Settings > Email.

To modify the default formats, click Click Here to Customize Your Email on the templates form. You can include any of the predefined tokens that are displayed. The Email page also includes the Return Address text box. Use this text box to update the return address for all emails sent on behalf of your tenant.

The following email templates are included:

Emails

Description

Add Tenant Email

Email template when a user from another tenant is added to this tenant.

Change Password Email

To change a password for a chosen tenant.

Reset Password Email

To reset a password.

Security Question Email

When a user changes security question.

Welcome Email

Welcome email template for all users.

Instructor Class Created Email

Email template to notify the instructor of a class when a class is created.

Entitlement Quick Link Email

Email template to provide a quick launch URL for an entitlement to the user.

Student assigned to class Email

Email template to notify students when students are assigned to a class.

Student's class start Email

Email template to notify students when a class is started.

Exam result Email

Email template to notify a user of an exam result.

Class notification Email

Email template to notify a user when a class is about to start.

Entitlements

Entitlements refer to lab time limits and lab valid periods. A Time limit is the amount of time, in hours, users get to work on a lab. A valid period is the amount of time a lab stays active.

Setting

Description

Enforce Extension Limit For Proctor

If enabled, then the specified Maximum Extension Times also applies to proctors.

Enabled proctor users cannot extend entitlements beyond the number specified by the Maximum Extension Times setting.

When this setting is disabled, proctors can extend entitlements any number of times.

Max number of concurrent entitlements per user

Limits each user to a maximum about how many entitlements (labs) can be taken concurrently. This setting allows you to manage large online events where concurrent users can often increase quickly and greatly.

Max number of concurrent entitlements per user per lab

Limits each user to a maximum concerning multiple entitlements to the same lab. This setting allows you to manage a student during certification. For example, a student can take a lab, end it and, while the lab is in “awaiting grade status,” enroll and take the lab again.

Note:

The values you enter for the Max Number of Concurrent Entitlements per User setting and the Max Number of Concurrent Entitlements per User per Lab setting can affect a lab message.

The Custom Message section includes a lab message setting called Error message for maximum allowed entitlement reached. The message includes the strings {maxAllowed} and {current}. The system replaces those strings with the values set in the Entitlements section. For example, the system can return the message Only 4 concurrent enrollments are allowed for this lab and 4 enrollments already exist.

Maximum Number of Extensions

Sets a maximum number of times lab users can extend the time remaining for a lab. For example, a value of five means that lab users cannot extend a lab’s “time remaining” more than five times.

Time Extended Per Request

Sets a value, in minutes, by which a lab’s time remaining is extended each time a user clicks Extend. For example, a value of two means the lab’s “time remaining” is extend by two minutes each time a user clicks Extend.

Time Extension Enabled

If enabled, then the lab console displays the Extend setting to the lab user.

Time Remaining to Show Danger Prompt

Sets a time value (for example, one minute) for the lab console to display a lab “time remaining” danger prompt.

Time Remaining to Show Warning Prompt

Sets a time value (for example, three minutes) for the lab console to display a lab “time remaining” warning prompt.

Event Mode

Includes settings to manage credits, event statistics, and other event parameters. A credit allows a user to take a lab. At an event, the badge scanning technology creates credits. As well, a tenant admin can add or remove a credit using the Admin UI (Security > User Controls. The User Controls page includes an Event Credits column. A tenant admin can use the column to assign a value of None, Browse, or Enroll.

If you use Event Mode for an event, several features are set up for you:

  • A seat is assigned to each (non-tenant admin) user logged into the tenant. The seat can be either traditional (Workstation) or BYOD (bring your own device). Traditional seats must have a Workstation registered with the current browser. Otherwise, when a user logs into the tenant, the system displays a prompt to select from available BYOD sections.

    Note:

    The Event Manager provides settings to configure BYOD sections. The Edit Tenant page includes a setting called Treat Proctors as Normal Users that forces proctors and tenant admins to have assigned seats.

  • System pushes updates to the dashboard’s statistics panel (Dashboard) and Proctor dashboard widgets.

  • System enables the Raise Hand button (help requests) on the lab console.

  • System enables the Event Credit Check Enabled tenant setting. Two types of credits exist, Browse and Enroll. If the tenant uses credits during event mode, then to log in a user must have either a valid Browse or Enroll credit or a valid entitlement in the tenant. A Browse credit allows the user only to browse but not enroll into a lab. A lab user can use an Enroll credit to enroll into a lab. After the user enrolls, the system removes the credit. Events use scanning technology. To get a credit, a user’s badge must be scanned upon arriving at the HOL area. The credit ensures that the user can take only one entitlement and not stay on the station for a prolonged time.

Setting

Description

Allow users to log in without providing a password

Enable or disable a password-free login.

Limit concurrent Entitlements

Limits the number of concurrent entitlements a user can have.

Event Credit Check Enabled

Enable or disable credit check.

Event Dashboard Content Cycle time (in milliseconds)

At events, you can provide a dashboard that lists statistics. The dashboard is somewhat like a slide show on a continuous loop. Cycle time refers to much time each slide stays up on the dashboard before going to the next slide.

Event Mode Enabled

Causes event items to appear on the Admin UI navigation menu.

Enables multiple settings, including seating assignments, dashboard updates for statistics and proctor information, and checks for assigning course credit.

Event Client Content Cycle Time (in milliseconds)

Similar to dashboard cycle time but refers to a slideshow that acts as a screensaver on station desktops.

  • Lanyon API Token

  • Lanyon HOL Token

  • Lanyon API URL (include http/https)

The Lanyon settings are for badge scanning at events where registration is provided by the Lanyon events registration company. If you want to use the badge-scanning feature, contact the VMware Learning Platform staff.

Time to Live for Credits (in seconds)

Credits issued to a user are valid for a limited time before they expire.

Max Station Token Time (in minutes)

At events, VMware Learning Platform staff provides several desktops attendees can sit down and use. These desktops are known as stations. When VMware Learning Platform staff registers a station, it gets a unique seat number associated with it and a cookie to identify which station it is. The token time specifies the length of time the cookie is valid before it times out and prevents anyone from potentially stealing the cookie and using it on their own machine.

Number of credits granted to a user from single scan

Specifies the number of credits VMware Learning Platform grants when an end user’s badge is scanned. At an event, customers who want to take a lab have their badges scanned. The scanner application sends a request to VMware Learning Platform to add the specified number of credits to the user’s account.

One-time Password Length

Number of characters for a one-time password. When a tenant administrator first creates a user in VMware Learning Platform, the account must be verified. Normally, this is done by sending an email to the user with a verification link. At events, this practice can become problematic because many users might not access their email. To address this problem, VMware Learning Platform creates a random one-time password for the user (for example, 98fds788). VMware Learning Platform staff then prints the one-time password on the badges for the event so users have a known, good password, which one can use to log in the first time. After the first login, VMware Learning Platform prompts the user to set security questions and change the user's password.

Treat Proctors as Normal Users

Enable or disable allowing an event proctor to be treated by the system as a normal user.

  • Rainfocus API Profile ID

  • Rainfocus API Widget ID

  • Rainfocus API URL (include http/https)

Fields let you integrate VMware Learning Platform with the Rainfocus application. Rainfocus is an event performance management platform designed to help improve the event experience for exhibitors, vendors, and attendees.

Enable Roost Notification

Enables or disables the Roost notification application. Roost is used by the Event Proctor application. The Event Proctor application is a VMware Learning Platform application that runs on mobile devices. The application provides a convenient way for a proctor to move about the event floor and efficiently respond to help requests from students taking labs.

Event Statistics

These settings are used to collect event statistics that can be displayed during the event.

Setting

Description

Show All Historical Labs (Stats Display)

Enables or disables the historical labs display.

Event Statistics Display Start Date

Day/Month/Year/Time

Max Active Lab (Stats Display)

Maximum number of active labs to display.

Max Completed Lab (Stats Display)

Maximum number of completed labs to display.

Max Popular Labs Shown (Stats Display)

Maximum number of popular labs to display.

Max Active VM (Stats Display)

Maximum number of active virtual machines to display.

Max Completed VM (Stats Display)

Maximum number of completed virtual machines to display.

Started Labs Only (Stats Display)

Enable or disable started labs.

Exam

Setting

Description

"Exam Result" email body

The text content of an email that is received by the trainee or student who is taking an exam.

"Exam Result" email title

The title of the email that is received by the trainee or student who is taking an exam.

Time (ms) to keep the vAPP of an exam that failed grading

Specifies the time to keep the vAPP of an exam that failed the automatic grading.

Time (ms) to keep the vApp of a failed exam

Specifies the time to keep the vAPP of an exam that failed.

Time (ms) to keep the vApp of a successful exam

Specifies the time to keep the vAPP of a successful exam.

General Settings

Setting

Description

Acquire console failure notification

This option is enabled by default. A notification is sent when a VM cannot connect to its console view. After 3 unsuccessful attempts, another attempt is made after 10 minutes - meaning that if a notification for a specific VM has already been sent, another notification will be sent after 10 minutes of the previous notification.

Enable audit history

Enable or disable the audit history feature.

Autorun compatibility checker when user starts the lab

If enabled, when a user starts a lab, the system prompts the user to select whether to run a compatibility check. When run, the compatibility check shows and saves a report.

Compatibility check bandwidth/latency

If enabled, the Compatibility Check page shows student's bandwidth and latency for the student interface.

Compatibility check pop-ups

If enabled, check Compatibility Check page to check if the student's browser allows pop-ups for the student interface. This check is useful when a manual or other content require a popup to function.

Compatibility check proxy

Enable or disable the Compatibility check proxy feature. On the Compatibility Check page, check if the student is connecting to the student interface behind a web proxy.

Compatibility check resolution

On the Compatibility check page, check student's current browser size and settings. This check is useful if your lab requires a certain amount of screen space to be used.

Compatibility check resolution minimum height

Set the minimum browser window size height that is required for passing the resolution compatibility check.

Compatibility check resolution minimum width

Set the minimum browser window size width that is required for passing the resolution compatibility check.

Seconds to wait before deleting an expired vApp

Sets the amount of time the tenant keeps expired entitlements and vApps.

Delete prepops in error state after specified

Deletes a prepop in an error state based on the value set in the Delete prepops in error state after specified option. 24 hours is the default value. To disable this option, set the value as 0.

Delete vApps for entitlements in error state after specified hours

Deletes a vAPP for an entitlement in an error state based on the value set in the Delete vApps for entitlements in error state after specified hours option. 24 hours is the default value. To disable this option, set the value as 0.

End Entitlements when Class ends

If enabled, ends the entitlement after the class ends.

Minimum time between notifications about slow callbacks

Sets the minimum time between VMware Learning Platform notifications about slow callbacks.

Events menu enabled

Enable or disable.

Days after which a user can rerate a lab

Sets the rating period per tenant. During this period, an end user cannot rerate a lab. For example, if set to 10 days and an end user rates a lab, then the end user cannot rate the same lab again during the next 10 days.

Length of verification token and URLs

A numerical value (minimum is 10 and maximum is 100) that specifies the length of the short strings that the system uses.

A short string is a randomly generated string the system uses in place of longer strings. The system uses a shortened string value for verification tokens and URLs when the long string is difficult to type or copy. A short string is much easier for the system to handle but must be unique within the application. The Length of Shortened Strings setting specifies the length of the generated short string and has a default value of 12. For tenants with a large user-base, you might have to increase the length of this string to ensure the uniqueness of the generated strings. The system does not strictly enforce the minimum and maximum values but values outside the valid range are moved to the closest limit when the value is used.

Minutes before verification tokens and URLs become invalid

Specifies the amount of time, in minutes, that short strings remain valid. After this time, the system expires shortened strings, the long strings they represent can no longer be used. The default value represents one day. You can increase the default to give users more time to validate their accounts.

Speed test cloud URL

System supports a tenant-specific speed test from the browser to the VMware Leaning Platform. Use this field to change the cloud endpoint used for the speed test.

User Idle Count Down

Time in hours, minutes, and seconds after which VMware Learning Platform pauses the end user's lab due to exceeding the countdown.

User Idle Delay

Time in hours, minutes, and seconds to delay pausing a lab due to exceeding the user idle countdown.

Interface

Setting

Description

Allow Anonymous Catalog/Lab Browsing

If enabled, allows anonymous browsing. Anonymous browsing means that users can browse the catalog even if they are not logged into VMware Learning Platform. As a result, end users can view what labs are available before registering with a site (otherwise, only registered users can view what labs are available).

Allow raw CSS styles in the manual content.

Enable or disable allowing raw CSS styles in a lab manual.

Announcements

Enables or disables the display of lab console announcements.

Anonymous Language

Select a language for anonymous users from the pull-down menu. When an anonymous user opens the lab console, the default language is the language you selected.

Disable End button until Completion Criteria (Minimum Time Spend and Percentage Steps Visited) is met

Disables the End button on the user console until after the time specified by the Minimum Time Spent for lab to be completed and Percentage of steps visited for the lab to be completed settings at Lab Management > Labs.

Average Deployment Time History in days

Specifies the time frame to consider while calculating the average time for deploying a lab. Enter the value as number of days to calculate the average deployment time.

Show EULA (and customize)

Enables or disables the display of Service Terms. Service Terms are rules to which a person taking a lab must consent. When enabled, Service Terms are displayed when a user first takes a lab. If the lab user consents, then the Service Terms do not appear again for that user.

Click the Customize button to open the Service Terms List page, which lists existing Service Terms for the tenant. You can use the page to:

  • Enable or disable a particular Service Terms.

  • Edit an existing Service Terms.

  • Create Service Terms (click Create Service Terms).

Facebook Enabled

Enables or disables the Facebook feature on a lab console.

Display VM Thumbnails

Display of the thumbnail associated on the end user lab console in the middle tab.

Show full lab details by default in the catalog

Enable or disable the display of full lab details through Catalog List.

Default Help Request Location

Sets location of the student help request, either Nested in Help Menu or Top Level.

Delay for redirecting to ScreenSaver after it turned on

Sets the time to wait before redirecting a console screen to a screen saver.

Delay before starting ScreenSaver on station

Sets the time to wait before starting a screen saver on a station in a lab.

Hide Instructions panel when no manual

If enabled, hides instruction panel when no manual is added for a class.

Instructions Panel Location

Sets default location (left or right side) of the Manual button on the instructor-led lab console.

Lab End Page Timeout (in milliseconds)

Time in hours, minutes, and seconds. After a user completes a lab, VMware Learning Platform logs out a user having zero credits within the timeout specified. (Typically, a user with zero credits is at an event)

Allow users to unenroll themselves from a lab

Enables users enrolled in a lab to unenroll themselves.

Linkedin Enabled

Enables or disables the LinkedIn feature on a lab console.

Try New Interface

Enables new, redesigned interfaces for VMware Learning Platform.

Offers

Enables or disables the display of lab console offers.

Open ‘Notes’ Pop-up On Lab Start

If enabled, then once an end user starts any lab within this tenant, the lab console displays metadata (notes, user name, and password for each VM) for the lab.

Lab Rating Enabled

Enables or disables the lab rating feature on the lab console.

Show Catalog

Enable or disable the display of lab catalogs on the Show Catalog page.

Allow users to see a transcript certificate

Enable or disable users to view lab transcripts by clicking an entitlement key in the Transcripts List.

Show Default Welcome Tips

If enabled, then the lab console displays the tenant’s default tips and displays any tips created by the admin using the Content > Tips > Create Tip setting. If disabled, then the lab console displays only the tips created by the admin but not the default tips.

Show estimated deploy time at lab start

If enabled, then when an end user begins a lab, the system displays an estimated time required for the lab startup. If not enabled, then the system does not display an estimated time required to start the lab.

Note:

The vApp Templates list includes the Reset Average Deploy Time Statistics setting. The setting clears the statistics for the selected template to restart the calculation for the average deploy time.

Show invite a friend links

Enables/disables display of the link on the lab console. VMware Learning Platform displays the link the right tab of the lab console within each listed lab.

Show a badge on catalog lab entries for "Available Now" or "Deployed on Demand" labs

If enabled, this a badge, which shows if the lab has prepops or not. "Available Now" means, the lab will start much quicker that the deploy on demand.

Show the warning prompt when enrolling in a lab if prepops are not available

If enabled, a warning is displayed that there are no prepops for the lab and it will take longer time to deploy.

Show Split Screen/Remote Control Link

Enables/disables display of link. VMware Learning Platform supports mobile devices for the split screen functionality such that the lab’s instructional manual appears on the mobile device while the lab console appears on a desktop or laptop.

Show UI Walkthrough

Enables/disables the lab console walk-through tour. When an end user starts a lab for the first time, the system automatically starts a guided console walk-through tour.

Show Welcome Tips

Enable or disables display of lab console Welcome Tips (per tenant).

Table of Contents Location

Customizes the location (“Nested in More Options Menu” or “Top Level”) at which the lab console displays a lab manual Table of Contents option.

Twitter Enabled

Enables or disables the Twitter feature on a lab console.

User UI URL

URL for the user interface (for example, https://www.vmwarelearningplatform.com)

VM Listing Panel Location

Sets default location (left or right side) of the Console button on the instructor-led lab console.

Number of days of data in the mean deployment time calculation

Specifies the number of days that the system uses to calculate the average deploy time.

This value defines the average shown to an end user when starting a lab. The system calculates average deployment time from data based on the preceding number of days. You can use this setting to specify the preceding number of days. The system counts every day, not just the days when the lab was taken. As a result, if a lab has not been taken for more days than the specified value then, there is no average deployment time.

Lab Builder

Setting

Description

Collect storage info for vApp Templates

Controls whether storage information for templates in Lab Builder is displayed.

Automatic Deployment pool creation

If enabled, default pools are created for new templates created in Lab Builder. Enable this setting if you want to create labs directly from Lab Builder

Perform an auto sync in the Lab builder

If enabled, VMware Learning Platform automatically syncs with the cloud to sync templates on the Lab Builder page. The recommended setting is enable.

Default catalog

Specifies which catalog is selected initially when you open the Lab Builder page

Disable default network creation

Enable or disable this setting.

Max number of CPUs per VM

Controls the maximum number of allowed CPUs per VM for VMs created through Lab Builder

Max memory (MB) per VM

Controls the maximum allowed memory per VM for VMs created through Lab Builder

Max storage (MB) per VM

Controls the maximum allowed storage per virtual machine for virtual machines created through Lab Builder.

Public catalogs visible in Lab Builder

A comma-separated list of public catalogs that must be visible in Lab Builder.

Display Lab builder resources in GB

Enable To display resources in Lab Builder in GBs. Disable to display resources in MBs.

Resources in GB significant figures

Sets how many decimal places are displayed when resource information is displayed in gigabytes in the Lab Builder. The default is one decimal place.

Maintenance

Setting

Description

Maintenance Mode Message

Text for the message VMware Learning Platform displays when the tenant is in maintenance mode.

Maintenance Mode Enabled

Enable or disable putting the tenant in maintenance mode.

Support Chat

Setting

Description

Live Chat

Enables or disables the Live Chat setting. If enabled, an end user taking a lab can select Help > Live Chat to open a window to chat with the support staff.

Live Chat URL

Specifies a default URL to use for live chat. You can override this URL for an individual lab from Labs > Update Settings.

User Limits (Hard Cap)

Setting

Description

Limit the number of concurrent users

Enable or disable a cap on the number of concurrent users per tenant.

Note:

The value limits the number of concurrent users per tenant who can take labs. While many users can be logged into a tenant, the value does limit the number of the users actually taking a lab.

Alert threshold for active/committed

Sets the threshold for VMware Learning Platform to send a warning to alert users when the maximum setting is being approached.

Committed users per month

Maximum concurrent users per month (for example, a commitment of a maximum 10 concurrent users per month). This maximum does not actually limit the number of users per month. To limit the concurrent users (in the example, preventing the 11th user from taking a lab), you have to enable the “Limit the number of Concurrent Users” setting.

Note:

Committed users per month are not related to specific labs. Instead, the maximum regards concurrent users in your tenant. Users can take any lab more than the maximum if they do not take the labs at the same time.