Wow! Its that time again already! (Although I am late publishing this)!! The VMworld 2015 content catalog has been released. Its going to be a busy one again for me this year for sure!
VMworld is a great time to learn some really cool stuff, and I always check the schedule to see what sessions I find interesting, not just on cloud, but on virtualization in general. See the list below for my must see VMworld sessions. I also thought I would list out my sessions so that anyone wanting to come find out more about vCloud Air can easily find the sessions.
Its going to be another awesome VMworld, and feel free to come and see me at the end of any sessioins. I am always available for a chat.
VMworld 2015 Must See Sessions:
|Session Number||Session Title||Abstract||Presenters||Date/Time|
|STO5333||Building a Strecthed Cluster with Virtual SAN||In this session we will present how to build a stretched cluster configuration on VMware Virtual SAN, in order to expand your enterprise capabilities. A stretched cluster on Virtual SAN can provide zero recovery point objective and close to zero recovery time objective for applications even in case of site failures and enable planned maintenance, disaster avoidance, and automated recovery.||Rawlinson RiveraDuncan Epping||Tuesday 1st11.00am – 12.00pm|
|SDDC4593||Ask the Expert vBloggers||Back for it’s 8th year at VMworld, Ask the Experts is back with an awesome panel of the industries top bloggers. In this session there are no powerpoints, no sales pitches and no rules! Experts in the industry are here to answer the audiences questions while having some fun in the process. Bring your topic, anything from Software-Defined Data Center, End-User Computing to Hybrid Cloud… Storage, Networking, Security. No questions are off limits.||Duncan EppingRick SchererScott LoweChad Sakac
|Wednesday 2nd12.30pm – 1.30pm|
|HBC5201||Technical Deep Dive on vCloud Air Advanced & Hybrid Networking Services, Powered by VMware NSX||The true hybrid cloud has arrived. Come learn how vCloud Air’s game-changing Advanced Networking Services (powered by VMware NSX) and Hybrid Networking capabilities have solved one of the biggest headaches for organizations looking to deploy a hybrid cloud. We will demonstrate how new services such as advanced security groups, expanded network scalability, accelerated migration, and L2VPN enable unparalleled Zero Trust Security in the cloud, “as-is” Application Portability, and seamless Cloud Bursting that differentiates vCloud Air from other cloud providers.||Ninad DesaiGeorge Kobar||Monday 31st3.30 – 4.30pm|
|HBC4521||An introduction to API, CLI and Automation for vCloud Air||In this session we will explore how you can consume vCloud Air through its raw programmatic interfaces. We will kick off with an introduction of the overarching architecture of the entire service as well as the specific sub-services that comprise vCloud Air. We will also go through the CLI options available today with a focus on VCA-CLI (a multi-platform python based CLI for vCloud Air). And in conclusion we will introduce and describe what automation tools are available that integrate vCloud Air as a programmable end-point.||Massimo Re FerrePaco Gomez||Wednesday 2nd8.30am – 9.30am|
|INF4528||vCenter Server Appliance Best Practice & Tips/Tricks||In this session, I will go through some of the best practices and considerations when deploying and managing the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). I will walk through some of the changes between past releases and the new vSphere 6.0 release. In addition, I will also provide tips and tricks on using the VCSA as well as ways in migrating from a Windows based vCenter Server to the VCSA||William Lam||Monday 31st5.00pm – 6.00pm|
|STO6089||Automation for vCloud Air Disaster Recovery||The VMware vision for disaster recovery is to utilize the Software-Defined Data Center architecture and a software-as-a-service (SaaS) approach for managing, testing, and orchestrating recovery of applications on premises and in the cloud. A “recovery-as-a-service” offering shares many of the same benefits as other SaaS solutions. For example, initial costs are typically lower as organizations do not have to maintain another site for recovery and a failover can be initiated from almost any location with an Internet connection. This session includes details and demonstrations of VMware’s next generation disaster recovery SaaS solution for migrating and recovering workloads between on-premises data centers and VMware vCloud Air.||Aleksey PershinJeff Hunter||Thursday 3rd12.00pm – 1.00pm|
Here is my list of sessions:
|Session Number||Session Title||Abstract||Date/Time|
|HBC5008||vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Technical Deep Dive||In this session we will get into the details of vCloud Air Disaster Recovery. We’ll focus on how these solutions are architected and what that implies in real-life implementations, some workarounds for tough design challenges, and also what is coming down the road.||Monday 31st2.00pm – 3.00pm|
|HBC6562-GD||vCloud Air with Massimo re Ferre and David Hill||Group Discussions are a good way to join together with peers, guided by a VMware expert, and discuss a VMware key topic as selected by the group. Come to this session prepared to dive-in, engage, and share best practices.||Monday 31st12.30pm – 1.30pm|
|HBC6560-GD||Disaster Recovery as a Service and Object Storage with David Hill and Roshni Pary||Group Discussions are a good way to join together with peers, guided by a VMware expert, and discuss a VMware key topic as selected by the group. Come to this session prepared to dive-in, engage, and share best practices.||Monday 31st 3.30PM -4.30PM|
|PAR6417(PEX at VMworld)||vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Deep Dive||In this session we will get into the details of vCloud Air Disaster Recovery. We’ll focus on how these solutions are architected and what that implies in real-life implementations, as well as some workarounds for tough design challenges.||Sunday 30th2.45pm – 3.45 pm|
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