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STO7875 - A day in the life of a VSAN I/OIn this session Duncan and John will discuss what a typical day looks like in the life of an I/O (on a VSAN based solution). How does network based RAID-1 or RAID-5 work? Where does checksumming occur? When and how are blocks deduplicated or compressed? What about caching, are there different layers? Can I control where blocks are stored? And how does all of this influence availability and performance of my I/O?Duncan Epping - Chief Technologist, VMware John Nicholson - Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware
SPL-1757-MBL-2 - Advanced VMware AirWatchIf you have familiarity with EMM but haven't spent much time in the AirWatch console, this is a good place to start. In this lab you will learn how to integrate AirWatch with Active Directory to allow users to enroll with their AD accounts. Diving even deeper, we will also walk through how to configure your PKI with AirWatch, allowing you to issue trusted certificates to mobile devices securely. These certificates can then be used to authenticate to WifFi, VPN, Email and other internal servers eliminating the need for entering username and password to authenticate or enabling two-factor authentication! Note: A government issued ID will be required to borrow the equipment needed for this Lab. Lab Captains: Jeff Harris, Shardul Navare, Flurin GiovanoliThese labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time.
EUC8747 - Beyond Marketing: Project A2 Technical OverviewAs organizations plan their adoption of Windows 10, new approaches to device and application management can fundamentally improve the IT and end-user experience. These approaches include moving away from thick image creation and deployment and moving toward provisioning a consumer PC into an enterprise PC through device enrollment. They also include application delivery and management to help speed that provisioning process through real-time application install and uninstall using virtual storage volumes. VMware App Volumes and VMware AirWatch enable this on the application and device front, respectively.Matt Coppinger - Director of Technical Marketing, VMware
EUC8822 - Case Study: Large-Scale Deployment of VMware App Volumes and User Environment Manager for 10,000 SeatsA case study that discusses the success story of an enterprise customer that has deployed VMware App Volumes and VMware User Environment Manager for a large-scale environment of 10,000 VMware Horizon desktops. The aim of this case study is to share the best practices, challenges, advantages, and limitations in deploying App Volumes and User Environment Manager and to help other customers who are exploring App Volumes and User Environment Manager in a large scale in terms of architecture design, recommendations, tips and tricks, standards, and considerations for packaging and managing user profiles in the virtual desktop infrastructure.Lakshmana Prakash - Senior Consultant, VMware
SPL-1706-SDC-1 - Cloud Management Platform: Integrate vRealize and NSXThis lab walks you through integration points of vRealize Operations, vRealize Automation, NSX, vRealize Business for Cloud, and Log Insight, which can be applied to virtual, physical, and hybrid cloud environments. You will better understand how these individual components work better together, and find infrastructure management clarity can be achieved with less time, cost, and effort. Lab Captains: John Dias, Stephen Woo, Julie Roman These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time.
MGT7804 - Container Management with vRealize AutomationContainers are transforming the way we build and deploy applications. While the journey toward containerization brings increased agility, efficiency, and collaboration, you also want to continue to leverage the investment you have made in cloud management tools. Learn about VMware vRealize Automation's capabilities (available as a private beta) that enable you to manage container hosts and containerized applications, including applications that are in transition from traditional platform 2 applications to fully cloud-native apps.Helen Michaud - Product Line Manager, VMware
SEC8667-SPO - Deep Dive into Real-Life Data-Center Breaches and How They Could Have Been AvoidedChanging with the times is frequently overlooked when it comes to data center security. Technology is becoming increasingly dynamic, but most data centers still use archaic security measures to protect their network, which doesn't provide sufficient protection against today's sophisticated attacks. Data centers house a huge amount of sensitive data, and thus there shouldn't be any shortcomings when implementing security to protect these environments. The focus has traditionally been on adding protection only at the perimeter to keep threats outside, but implementing perimeter-centric security leaves the inside of the data center vulnerable. Cybercriminals are constantly using advanced techniques to target assets inside the data center. Once inside, they are able to freely propagate their malware against other internal assets. Without upgrading data center security protections with advanced multilayered threat prevention and zero-day protections, hackers gain visibility and access to steal data and disrupt business processes before they are even detected. Join our session where will share more about recent data center breaches -- where lateral movement and sophisticated techniques were used -- and detail how organizations can prevent the next attack by using mirco-segmentation along with advanced multilayered threat prevention in the software-defined data center.Peter Sandkuijl - Head of security solutions Europe, Check Point
STO9014 - Deploying HCI at datacenter scaleHCI is emerging as a preferred architecture for compute and storage in the SDDC. As HCI deployment grow in scale networking becomes a critical factor. In this session we will discuss best practices and new solution to deploy HCI at datacenter scaleFrank Wegner - Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware Michael Haag - Group Manager, Storage Product Marketing, VMware
EUC8725 - Everything You Need to Know About Horizon Remote Desktop Services Hosted Applications (But Probably Do Not)Since their introduction in VMware Horizon 6, remote desktop services hosted applications have been a cornerstone capability for delivering desktops and applications of every type from a single unified platform. This year Horizon 7 provides a monumental leap forward for remote desktop services hosted applications, with new innovations in application layering, user profile management, administration, and monitoring. Moreover, with Blast Extreme, remote desktop services hosted applications and desktops get a remote experience upgrade that is optimized for mobile devices and works better across a variety of networks. This session will be of interest to administrators of all levels and expertise, including those who have watched remote desktop services hosted apps from the sidelines and are ready to jump in.Tony Huynh - Senior Product Line Manager, VMware Hilko Lantinga - EUC Architect, VMware
SPL-1759-MBL-1 - F5 Integration with VMware Horizon SuiteThis hands on lab will explore the use case for load balancing and the advantages of the F5 solution with VMware Mobility Solutions. You will perform the initial configuration of the F5 BIG-IP, configure high availability of the appliances, and integrate the BIG-IP with VMware Horizon 7, VMware App Volumes, VMware Mirage and VMware Identity Manager. Lab Captains: Matthew Mabis, Chris BetzThese labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time. *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time
INF8644 - Getting the Most out of vMotion: Architecture, Features, Performance and DebuggingThere are many trends influencing today's data center environment, including the increasing adoption of the software-defined data center, geographically dispersed multisite enterprise environments, and the continued penetration of public cloud usage. As the scope of the virtualized environment continues to grow, the ability to vMotion freely and efficiently across this expanding environment will be a crucial value proposition.
Each VMware vSphere release introduces new vMotion functionality and capabilities to address theemerging technology trends and enable new use cases. vMotion in the latest vSphere releasealso features significant performance enhancements that leverage innovations in storage (NVMe Flash) and network (100Gb Ethernet) space that enable extremely fast migrations suitable for private cloud deployments.
In this session, join engineers from the development and performance teams to get an insider's view of vMotion architecture, cutting-edge features, newly added capabilities, and tools for performance troubleshooting. Performance studies and best practices will be presented for some of the hot topics, including monster virtual machine migrations and long-distance migrations. Finally, take a sneak peek into the future directions for vMotion, including encrypted vMotion and migration to public clouds.Sreekanth Setty - Staff Engineer 2, VMware Arunachalam Ramanathan - Staff Engineer, VMware
STO8694 - High-Speed Heroics: Array-based Replication and Recovery for VMware Virtual VolumesVMware Virtual Volumes bring unprecedented flexibility to storage. Custom tailored storage policies can be created to fit the needs of individual applications rather than entire datastores. However, not all VVols implementations are the same and some use cases, such as replication and recovery, can become a major bottleneck limiting their usefulness. On the other hand, when paired with array-based replication capabilities, the benefits of VVols can be significantly enhanced utilizing native functionality for VM tuning, protection, replication, recovery and more.Julian Cates - Principal Technical Marketing Engineer, Nimble Storage Narayan Kumar - Senior Product Manager, Nimble Storage Pete Flecha - Sr Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
SPL-1751-MBL-4 - Horizon 7: Architecture and PerformanceAttendees will go into the architecture and performance of Horizon 7 by looking at Virtual SAN technology for Virtual Desktops, Overview of vRealize Manager for Horizon looking at Horizon specific dashboards, Working with Instant Clone technology for just-in-time desktop delivery in Horizon 7 and using the View Planner Tool for sizing VDI deployments. Lab Captains: Brent McCoubrey, Jack McMichael, Peter Schraml, Laurel Spadaro, Trevor DavisThese labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time.
SPL-1791-CHG-1 - Horizon 7: Challenge LabThe Horizon Challenge Lab will provide you the ability to troubleshoot and resolve the Top 5 issues that our Customers experience in their End User Environments . Whether you have deployed VMware App Volumes, VMware Identity Manager, VMware User Environment Manager or VMware Horizon 7, we have Challenge for each and everyone of you. Lab Captains: Carlos Sanabria, Jeffrey ThomasThese labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time.
SPL-1755-MBL-1 - Horizon FLEX from A to ZThis lab will provide an understanding on how VMware Horizon FLEX can help I.T. manage security while allowing the convenience of BYO and temporary mobile users. Lab Captain: Karsten GiessenThese labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time.
MGT8763 - How SKY Got Their Cloud DevOps Ready Using SDDC, NSX, AWS and Azure!SKY is transforming its IT by embracing software-defined approach and multiple public clouds such as AWS and Azure to improve DevOps and Developer productivity. Understand how to go about building cloud ready software, choosing the right cloud to run apps and integrating the right tools to manage them.Nikhil Girdhar - Senior Product Marketing Manager, VMware David Matthews - Lead Solution Architect, Sky UK
ELW-1757-MBL-1 - Introduction to AirWatchNew to managing mobile devices? Not sure what EMM/MDM really is? In this Expert-led Workshop, find out how to enable your organization with the power of mobility by starting with the basics. You will have the opportunity to log in to the AirWatch console as an administrator and create a device policy. Then get hands on with an iPad and enroll the device into your newly configured environment! To wrap up, you will remotely wipe the enterprise settings from the device leaving any private/personal data completely intact! The Self-Paced version of this lab, SPL-1757-MBL-1, is available anytime the Hands-on Labs are open. Note: A government issued ID will be required to borrow the equipment needed for this Workshop.Jeff Harris - Manager, Workspace One Systems Engineering, VMware
SEC7836 - Introduction to Security with VMware NSXThe networking industry has been approaching security with an outdated foundational model. Too much focus has been placed on securing the data center perimeter, leaving the inside of the data center relatively unguarded. NSX provides an inherently more secure foundation through the ability to create entire networks fully in software. This enables us to limit the spread of threats inside the data center in a way that is not otherwise possible through micro-segmentation, the use of fine-grained policies and network controls to enable security inside the data center, preventing the lateral spread of threats once they have overcome perimeter defenses. This session covers the SDDC approach to networking and security that gives you the agility and speed you need to support the business, while providing an inherently secure infrastructure.Catherine Fan - Product Line Manager, VMware Wouter van Duijvenbode - Program Manager IT, Novamedia
SPL-1728-SDC-1 - Introduction to vxRailVxRail, the hyper-converged infrastructure appliance from VCE/EMC and VMware, is the fastest way to stand up a fully virtualized Software Defined Data Center. It provides simple, resilient, scalable, and cost-effective solutions for nearly every application and workload. Lab Captains: Judy Snow, Aleksey LibThese labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time.
SDDC9465-SPO - Level Up to IT as a Service with Hyper-ConvergedHyper-converged appliances are powering up from solving point solutions to full-fledged platforms for the modern data center. Remote office, end user computing and departmental workloads were just level one. The rapid pace of advancement in hyper-converged capabilities are unlocking achievements to address a greater number of enterprise use cases. Automation and orchestration expansion packs have hyper-converged poised to beat the next level challenges of IT as a service and agile application deployment. Learn how VCE's hyper-converged VxRail Appliance and VxRack Solutions own both the traditional hyper-converged uses cases as well as these emerging ones.Jason Marques - Sr. Consultant Engineer, VxRail Technical Marketing, EMC
NET8241 - Monitoring and Troubleshooting NSX with vRealize Network Insight (Arkin)If you are wondering how to convince your team to take on the responsibility for NSX operations OR you are a network administrator who wants to understand which tools to use to manage physical and virtual networks and how to get to the problems quickly. Then, in this session you will learn about the Arkin and Log Insight tools. We will introduce you to the tools and capabilities briefly, and then jump into scenario based demos taking real life examples around Security and Network operations and NSX specific V+P monitoring and troubleshooting activities.Sean O'Dell - Staff Systems Engineer, VMware
NET7514 - PowerNSX and PyNSXv: Using PowerShell and Python for Automation and Management of VMware NSX for vSphereRegardless of whether you are a Windows guru, or dream in awk and sed, there are powerful command-line and scripting tools as well as programing language bindings available to you for managing VMware NSX for vSphere environments. This session will take a light hearted but informative look at two tools, PowerNSX and PyNSXv, that enable you to query, manage, manipulate and automate your VMware NSX for vSphere platforms. Whether you are a PowerShell Guru or a Python Savant, this session has you covered. Leave any preconceptions or bias at the door, as through a series of comparative demonstrations, we will demonstrate the real power and flexibility that command-line, scripting tools and language bindings can bring to a VMware NSX for vSphere environment, regardless of which camp you come from.Nicholas Bradford - Senior Solution Architect - NSBU, VMware
STO9396-SPO - Real World Guidance for Implementing VMware Virtual SAN from Ready Nodes to Build Your OwnVMware's Virtual SAN 6.2 adds new capabilities that dramatically change the value of hyper-converged infrastructure for broad scale deployment. If you are considering hyper converged infrastructure, come learn from Intel and VMware engineers on best design practices for Virtual SAN ranging from pre-configured and pre-certified Ready Nodes to certified components that can be leveraged to design your own system for varying workload requirements. This session will also cover guidance and best practices for customers who want to design their own Virtual SAN validated solution, including best known methods for performance tuning, optimizations, and measured cost/performance metrics with CapEx and OpEx considerations.Vivek Sarathy - Storage Architect, Intel Corporation John Hubbard - Systems Architect, Intel
INF8540-SPO - Say Yes to vRA and vRO in a Real-World Hybrid Cloud – TintriAutomation? Easier said than done-but we'll take you through it. This session takes a real-world approach to demonstrate how to design and implement automation catalogs step by step with vRealize Automation (vRA) and vRealize Ochestrator (vRO). Utilizing Tintri automation workflows, we'll uncover the power of self-service when application owners are empowered to manage storage-related tasks such as snapshotting, cloning and replication. Plus, from a real customer example, learn how quality of service (QoS) and replication policies can be automated in a hybrid cloud environment to enable granular disaster recovery capabilities. DevOps and QA teams can benefit from the self-service portals to automate data synchronization and data governance.Tomer Hagay - Director of Technical Marketing, Tintri
HBC8617 - Seamless Security and Compliance in a Hybrid Cloud ArchitectureIf you want to extend your data center to the cloud and are worried about security and compliance requirements, do not miss this session. Innovations in networking and security have already raised the bar for effective and more scalable security in your on-premises data center. Is it possible to extend that innovation for your cloud infrastructure? In this session, we will demonstrate that very scenario and show you how you can finally tap into the benefits of public cloud scalability while automating the extension of your entire security management framework. Additionally, this session gives you technical guidance on avoiding compliance pitfalls and how to assess a situation and present that information to your security and compliance teams. And with new security and networking capabilities delivered on VMware vCloud Air, you can replicate your data center environment and extend the associated security control framework to your public cloud.SANDEEP POONEN - ISO, CLOUD SERVICES, VMware
SPL-1706-SDC-3 - Secure Your Software Defined Data CenterThis lab will demonstrate how as a vSphere Administrator, you can leverage components of the SDDC to reduce the overall security risk of your vSphere Environments. This will help to ensure your environment can meet security policies and enable the administrator to react to vSphere related security events. Lab Captain: Chris Saunders These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time.
INF8920 - Technical Introduction and What's New with Auto Deploy and Host ProfilesWhat if you could eliminate the manual efforts typically undertaken to deploy and configure individual VMware ESXi hosts? VMware vSphere Auto Deploy collapses the deployment, patching, and upgrading workflows into one unified procedure. By booting hosts from a designated image directly from the network, vSphere administrators centrally control fleets of compute resources at scale. Host profiles enable configuration management at a cluster level, abstracting away the need to fine-tune hosts one by one. The combination of these two vSphere capabilities results in an operationalized infrastructure that can be managed and kept compliant through policies while reducing overall administrative effort. Learn the benefits of stateless infrastructure, see the capabilities in action, and watch demos of exciting new enhancements on the roadmap.Eric Gray - Principal Architect, VMware Salil Suri - Group Product Manager, VMware
CNA8986 - The How and Why vSphere Integrated Containers is the Best Way to Run ContainersDocker has taken the IT world by storm and is now one of the most popular tools with which to deploy applications. Over the last three years it has gained a lot of momentum with developers. They use Docker to build and deploy applications. But what works fine in a developer environment needs to be taken into production at some point. That is when IT operations take over and need to figure out how to run Docker containers within the infrastructure. The question then becomes: How do you run Docker containers on your existing VMware vSphere infrastructure? That is where vSphere Integrated Containers comes into play. In this session we will walk you through the architecture of how to run Docker on vSphere with vSphere Integrated Containers. We will give you an introduction on how the technology works and how vSphere Integrated Containers is different from running containers without the tight integration with vSphere. We will show you that vSphere Integrated Containers is the ideal way to host Docker containers on vSphere and that it does not change anything for the people who consume Docker containers, but gives IT operations the tools that it already knows to manage the vSphere environment. We will also demo how vSphere Integrated Containers works and share with you the best practices that we have gained in the field over the last year at enterprise customers. With this shared knowledge and expertise, hopefully you will be able to design and implement vSphere Integrated Containers in your environment.Martijn Baecke - Solutions Architect - Cloud Native Apps Specialist, VMware Robbie Jerrom - Lead Solution Architect - Cloud Native Apps, VMware
MGT7718 - The KISS of vRealize Operations!How can you troubleshoot across the multiple domains, applications, and infrastructure layers? It's not easy without the right tools, but with VMware vRealize Operations you can do it. Some feel that vRealize Operations can sometimes be overly "expert friendly" and overwhelming. We will dispel that myth and help you recognize the power and simplicity of vRealize Operations through demonstrations. A technical session with very few slides, this is a must for anyone in a VI admin or "firefighting" role.Hicham (he-sham) Mourad - Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware
INF9205R - Troubleshooting vSphere 6 Made Easy: Expert TalkTroubleshooting VMware vSphere is always considered a black art, and most of the customers find it challenging when they run into some hurdles. The aim of this session is to provide the customer with a holistic approach for identifying the effects of the problem, defining the troubleshooting scope, and using a structured approach to help overcome these hurdles. The session will also provide exposure to: 1) important and commonly used troubleshooting tools; 2) finding and interpreting relevant log files for specific issues; 3) troubleshooting examples with real-world scenarios; 4) use cases of vSphere Management Assistant and VMware vRealize Log Insight; and 5) proactively involving and exporting appropriate log files to technical support. A troubleshooting guide designed by the experts in global support services will be distributed to customers at the end of the session.Ragavendra Kumar - Technical Support Supervisor, VMware Abhilash Kunhappan - Staff Technical Support Engineer, VMware
SPL-1703-USE-2 - VMware NSX Distributed Firewall with Micro-SegmentationIn this lab we will explore use cases around VMware NSX and Micro-Segmentation, including more in depth reviews of the Distributed Firewall and Service Composer UI. Use cases include solutions around collapsing segmented networks, intelligent grouping of servers, and user based security. Lab Captains: Scottie Ray, Brian Wilson, Aaron Ramirez These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time. *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time
ELW-1703-SDC-1 - VMware NSX Feature TourVMware NSX is the platform for Network Virtualization. In this Expert-led Workshop, you will gain hands-on experience with Logical Switching, Distributed Logical Routing, Dynamic Routing, Distributed Firewall and Logical Network Services. This lab introduces the core capabilities of VMware NSX in vSphere environments used to enable Network and Security virtualization. The Self-Paced version of this lab, SPL-1703-USE-1, is available anytime the Hands-on Labs are open.Aaron Ramirez - Staff NSX Systems Engineer, VMware Michael Armstrong - Systems Engineer, VMware Brian Wilson - NSBU Staff SE, VMware
CNA8578 - VMware Private Cloud and Containers in Production: Lessons Learned from a Real-World Deployment at Retailer OttoOne of the biggest retail companies in the world, Otto Group is pushing the envelope in several areas. Its IT teams provide internal business units new and innovative ways to consume their platform in an agile way. For more than a year, Otto has been running containers in production on its private cloud based on VMware vSphere. Otto's testing and operations experience covers both VMware Photon OS and VMware vSphere Integrated Containers. In this session, we will share considerations for running containers in a private cloud: how to successfully build out DevOps-relevant practices to engage developers as well as business units, how to adapt IT security policies around containers, and how to make sure your platform fits the needs of internal and external consumers.Bjoern Brundert - Staff Technical Account Manager, VMware Georg Deil - Cloud Transformation Consultant, Otto Group
SDDC8423 - VMware Validated Design for SDDC – Operations Architecture Technical DeepdiveComprehensive and system-level operations is a key aspect of a Software Defined Data Center. Once an SDDC has been deployed, its ongoing performance, health and continuity must be continually and proactively managed. For example, administrators must be notified any time problems develop, or capacity constraints are reached. In this session, you'll learn how the VMware Validated Design for SDDC architecture achieves streamlined data center operations at scale and across regions with distributed deployments of vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight together with data protection and day-two guidance for control over performance, capacity, configuration and availability. You'll learn how the key operations integrations are delivered with the use of management and content packs to create comprehensive dashboards, alerts and notifications for the entire Software-Defined Data Center.Ryan Johnson - Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware Blair Fritz - Staff Integration Engineer, VMware
SPL-1784-HBD-1 - VMware vCloud Air: Disaster RecoveryVMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery is a recovery-as- a-service (RaaS) solution that offers VMware vSphere customers the ability to protect their onsite business and mission-critical workloads and recover them in the cloud in the event of a disaster or disruptive event. Lab Captains: Ryan Wilson, Parul GargThese labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time.
EPW-1787-USE-1 - VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers - Building IaaS PlatformsVMware vCloud Director for Service Providers helps to build a simplified IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) platform to offer services using Virtual Data Centers on top of VMware vSphere. In this In this Partner only Expert-led Workshop, you will learn how to utilize existing vSphere components to pool together Compute, Storage and Networking resources and convert them into a service offering for your tenants. The Self-Paced version of this lab, SPL-1787-USE-1, is available any time the Hands-on Labs are open.Dan Ryan - Systems Engineer, VMware
SPL-1708-CHG-3 - Virtual SAN 6.2 Challenge LabVSAN is "radically simple" to setup and get going, but how about configuring it for advanced use-cases, troubleshooting performance and availability issues? In this lab you will be challenged to optimize VSAN for stretch-cluster use cases and to recover from misconfiguration issues - learn how to troubleshoot VSAN and restore it to full health. Lab Captains: Jitender Rohilla, John Browne, Mark Plaza, Mousumi Mullick These labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance.Hours:Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time.*Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time
STO8246 - Virtual SAN Technical Deep Dive and What’s NewIn this session we will provide a technical deep dive on Virtual SAN and also cover the new feature enhancements in the product. VMware Virtual SAN is radically simple, hyper-converged infrastructure designed and optimized for vSphere virtual infrastructure. We will deep dive into installing, managing, and monitoring Virtual SAN and provide details on value proposition, use cases and new features as well as design and sizing guidance and best practices.Rakesh Radhakrishnan - Product Management & Strategy Leader, VMware Swaroop Dutta - Director Product Management, VMware
ELW-1710-SDC-1 - Virtualization 101: vSphere with Operations ManagementIn this Expert-led Workshop, will explore the components and their capabilities within vSphere with Operations Management. It will cover how to implement these in addition to basic administration topics. This is an excellent place to begin your experience with VMware vSphere. The Self-Paced version of this lab, SPL-1710-SDC-1, is available anytime the Hands-on Labs are open.Phil Balfanz - Systems Engineer, VMware
HBC9363 - Virtualization 2.0: How the Cloud Is Evolving the Modern Data CenterVirtualization is all but ubiquitous in today's data centers. A recent Forrester study showed that 73 percent of companies surveyed plan to virtualize at least half of their infrastructure, but it's not just IT practices that are changing; virtualization is changing, too. Virtualization 1.0 untethered VMs from the underlying server. For this session, we'll discuss how new approaches are untethering VMs from the data center itself, blurring the line between on-premise and cloud to create a more agile, robust, and scalable modern IT infrastructure.David Hill - Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
SPL-1721-USE-2 - vRealize Automation 7 AdvancedThis advanced lab covers the more complex service authoring capabilities of vRealize Automation including XaaS and Puppet, NSX integration and Application Authoring. Lab Captains: Adam Osterholt, Gavin Lees, Martin Banda, Christopher Vallee, Jarrett BlandinThese labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time. *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time
ELW-1721-USE-1 - vRealize Automation 7 Basics WorkshopThis introductory Expert-led Workshop demonstrates the features of vRealize Automation and is a great place to start to begin learning about the powerful capabilities and features of the solution. The Self-Paced version of this lab, SPL-1721-USE-1, is available anytime the Hands-on Labs are open.Gavin Lees - Senior Technical Account Manager, VMware Adam Osterholt - Staff Systems Engineer, SDE, VMware
SPL-1721-USE-4 - vRealize Automation for DevOpsExplore how to use vRealize Code Stream to orchestrate DevOps release processes and continuous application delivery. The same concepts will be then applied to the Software-Defined Data Center to move infrastructure components between environments. Lab Captains: Adam Osterholt, Gavin Lees, Martin Banda, Christopher Vallee, Jarrett BlandinThese labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time. *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time
INF8780 - vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis, Part 1: CPU and RAMIs your virtual guest experiencing performance problems? In this two-part session, we will explore the proper tools to diagnose the problem in real time, whether it's CPU, RAM, disk, or network resources. We will also teach you how to use ESXTOP and the VMware vSphere Web client to determine whether your issues exist at the virtual guest layer, the VMware ESXi host layer, or the physical resource layer. Part 1 will focus on intrahost compute resources (CPU and RAM). Part 2 will focus on I/O resources (disk and network) and how to determine if storage issues are inside or outside of your ESXi host. Session content is based in part on questions heard most often from vSphere administrators via the VMware training team.Brett Guarino - Sr. Technical Instructor, VMware
INF7825 - vSphere DRS and vRealize Operations: Better TogetherLike a campfire and marshmallows, certain things just go better together. Consider VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler and vRealize Operations. Independently, they both bring their own value to the data center. Combined, however, they unlock new immediate and future synergies. Recently, the two products have been more tightly integrated to provide better workload placement and load balancing within and across clusters, all while providing easier administration. The integration also unveils a brand new predictive capability in Tech Preview that significantly benefits your virtual machine performance and load balancing. So come to this session and learn how vSphere DRS and vRealize Operations are working better together for your workload management, even while you camp!Matthew Meyer - Technical Marketing, VMware Karl Fultz - Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
INF8045 - vSphere High Availability Best Practices and Tech PreviewIn this session, we cover VMware vSphere High Availability (HA) best practices, ensuring you with the practices and settings that provide the highest availability possible for your virtual machines and applications. This historically well-attended session will also take a deep dive into the inner workings of vSphere HA and will spend a great deal of time on tech preview features, which won't disappoint. Don't miss out on HA best practices. This is a session you won't want to miss!Roman Konarev - Product Manager, VMware Matthew Meyer - Technical Marketing, VMware
SPL-1710-USE-4 - vSphere with Operations Management: Advanced Use CasesExplore 10 advanced modules that dive deeper into exciting capabilities of vSphere with Operations Management. A wide range of topics are covered, including Content Library, Distributed Switches, Auto Deploy, vRealize Operations, and more! Lab Captains: Phil Balfanz, Carl Olafson, Joseph Suma, Kevin SteilThese labs are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis and do not need to be scheduled in advance. Hours: Mon., Oct. 17: 08:00-18:00 Tue., Oct. 18: 10:30 -18:30 Wed., Oct. 19: 10:30-18:00 Thur., Oct. 20: 09:00-16:00 *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time. *Last seating for a lab will be one hour prior to closing time