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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.
STO7903 - An Industry Roadmap: From storage to data managementA look into the future of storage and data management for the Software-Defined Data Center. This sessions covers multiple use cases around data protection and storage analytics and the long-term strategy vision.Christos Karamanolis - VMware Fellow - CTO of Storage and Availability, VMware
EUC4191R-C - Apple Workshop - iOS Deployment Best PracticesApple Deployment Programs like the Device Enrollment Program and the Volume Purchase Program help streamline device onboarding and app distribution. Learn more about best practices for portal access, setup and device roll outs from an Apple expert. Ned Johnson - System Engineer, Apple Inc Jesus Perez - Sales System Engineer, Apple
VIRT7575 - Architecting NSX with Business Critical Applications for Security, Automation and Business ContinuityNetwork virtualization with NSX provides a solution for security, automation and application continuity challenges. As part of the VMware Business Critical Applications team we meet application owners and DBA's at our customers who often ask, how can network virtualization benefits be applied to their SAP applications or Oracle and SQL databases? What does NSX mean to the business critical application owner? In this session we will show how we can utilize NSX to make the app owners and the DBA's life easier and more secure, by dynamically enforcing security, streamlining app deployment and providing networking services across sites.Sudhir Balasubramanian - Staff Solution Architect - Data Platforms, VMware Niran Even-Chen - Staff Solutions Architect, VMware
CTO9002-QT - Artificial Intelligence Is the Future of ITArtificial Intelligence is already a reality in our daily life; we are benefiting from it when searching the web, purchasing an item online, or checking the weather. Analysts, industry leaders, and governments have proven that AI saves lives, money, and makes companies more competitive, yet IT departments across the globe are underutilizing AI. If you are a business person, manager in IT, or operations leader, join us for this compelling and timely session hosted by founding members of the VMware xPlorer group, a division within the Office of the CTO, whose charter is to analyze emerging technologies and trends, ultimately guiding VMware's strategic direction and critical R&D initiatives. We will share with you how VMware uses AI in its tools, and what we are thinking about for the future. With large enterprises having the ability to collect terabytes of information daily from devices, servers, and things, AI will help you make better decisions and ultimately create new models that will drive your competitive edge.Joel Leichnetz - Business Development, Office of the CTO, VMware Rob Glanzman - Director of Business Development - Office of the CTO, VMware
PAR3698 - Automating Infrastructure and Application Delivery with vRealize SuiteLearn how you can help your customers reduce app and service delivery times by up to 97% by automating Application and Infrastructure Delivery with VMware's vRealize solutions. This session will explore where and how to position VMware's Intelligent Operations solutions, winning sales strategies and approaches, and how to maximize both customer and partner benefits by offering comprehensive management across multi-vendor, on-premises and public cloud environments, enabling IT to quickly deliver infrastructure and applications with the control IT needs.Matthew Steiner - Lead Systems Engineer (Cloud Management Platform), VMware
NET8813-QT - Benefits from VMware NSX implementation in Tieto’s data centresFeatures like flexibility, quality and security are the key drivers in Tieto’s new cloud offering. This session will cover Tieto's architecture, the challenges faced in producing next generation cloud solutions, and how SDN and NSX solved these challenges. Customers are expecting fast service provision without compromising security or overall quality.Pritesh Gosai - Lead Solution Architect, Tieto Finland Oy
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
HBC8484 - Deploying a Validated Automated VMware Hybrid CloudThis talk and demonstration will show how we have sped up and improved quality to cloud platform delivery by automatically stamping out cloud platforms. This talk will demonstrate this capability and talk to the learned experiences along the way. Companies with large scale on-premise VMware deployments can rapidly extend into the public cloud to establish a hybrid cloud deployment. VMware and IBM have partnered to provide a simple to deploy, full functioning VMware software defined data center (SDDC) deployment on the public cloud which is dedicated to and managed by the customer. This includes vSphere, vSAN, vRealize Suite, and NSX for a fully encompassing compute, storage and networking SDDC. The entire environment is established in hours, opposed to the multi-month hardware acquisition through software deployment required for on-premise. VMware on IBM Cloud seamlessly augments the on-premise deployment, creating a hybrid cloud where customers continue to use their existing assets, skills, tooling and polices while taking advantage of the flexible rapid scale up and down and consumption based pricing offered by the public cloud. We will walk through the features of VMware on IBM Cloud, including the ordering process, setup options, and detail connectivity options to blend on-premise environments with this public cloud infrastructure.Daniel de Araujo - Cloud Architect, IBM Simon Kofkin-Hansen - CTO Hybrid Cloud, IBM
PAR3713 - EUC Solution Selling: Best Practices for PartnersThe transformation of traditional Windows-based End-User Computing is increasingly being seen as a strategic priority for most organizations, as the costs associated with point management tools and workflows originally designed ten or more years ago skyrocket. The emergence of Cloud, the mobilization of business processes, and the end of the exclusive domination of business computing by Windows and the PC is driving the emergence of new, hybrid EUC solutions that encompass both legacy Windows and newer native mobility-based technologies. This emerging Digital Workspace is all about the convergence of these two worlds and represents a fantastic new opportunity for skilled Partners to add value to their customers’ businesses by defining selling and implementing tailored, custom-built solutions, matched exactly to their needs. Join this session to discover more about the opportunity that selling and helping your customers and prospects to implement the emerging Digital Workspace represents for your business, and learn about the current best practices for design and implementation that VMware sees as being crucial for its painless adoption.Spencer Pitts - Chief Technologist - EUC, VMware Mark Roscoe - EUC UK Partner Manager, 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
STP3989 - Going Hybrid? Optimising Hybrid Cost With Predictive AnalyticsPlanning for next gen hybrid cloud? Determining which hosting models are best, which workloads to host where and exactly how much capacity you need can be extremely complex. And making mistakes is extremely costly. Join us to learn how to optimise hybrid capacity to dramatically reduce costs, while ensuring service levels and compliance.Ayman Gabarin - Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Cirba Europe Ltd
INF7764-QT - Has the Hypervisor Been Commoditized?One of the most hotly debated subjects in IT today is whether or not the hypervisor has been commoditized. With a slowing global economy, businesses and organizations of all sizes are tightening IT budgets, forcing the question of whether or not they should migrate completely to a platform that is open source or included with an OS that they already own or one that is able to run multiple hypervisors. For example, mission-critical apps deserve the most stable and mature platform, while less important environments like labs or branch offices can get away with the "free" solution. Because the hypervisor is truly the foundation and first step toward building any Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)/hybrid cloud-or even the public cloud for that matter-the importance of this decision cannot be understated. In this session, we will have an honest talk about the current discussions surrounding hypervisor commoditization and motivators towards running multiple solutions, or all-out migration. We will discuss what other offerings are out there and the advantages and disadvantages of each. We'll also dive into why the hypervisor is so fundamentally important to the success of any SDDC/hybrid cloud and how VMware vSphere is the best solution both technically and financially. Last, we'll uncover the true costs and complexities of running multiple hypervisors and why it usually doesn't make sense to do so.Scott Calvet - Global SDDC/Hybrid Cloud Evangelist, VMware David Zolnier - Sr Competitive Marketing Manager, 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.
INF9467-SPO - How Nxtra Data Prepares for Data at Scale with Innovative Storage SoftwareThe speaker is Neil Pollock, CEO of NxtraData. NxtraData is a cloud services company based in New Delhi India and a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, the 3rd largest mobile phone carrier in the world. In this presentation Neil will discuss the astounding technology growth that is taking place in India and what is required in order to provide best in class cloud services for their clients. As wireless services continue to grow in India, so do businesses and their requirement to store all their business information. Building out your own data center for all your applications and data in India isn’t practical. Putting data in the cloud is much more economical. How do you make it more economical? NxtraData has built a best in class data center around VMware virtualization technology and INFINIDAT storage technology that helps their clients achieve greater economy’s of scale for their businesses by providing them a more agile, reliable, and cost effective place to store and process their data. In NxtraData’s efforts to build out a highly flexible, scalable virtualized infrastructure, they realized they need to insure the storage they had could not only scale with their customers’ needs but also provide the performance and reliability customers demand. In addition, to work with NxtraData, it’s not just about providing a product, but providing a solution that can help NxtraData grow their business and meet their goals. In the words of Neil Pollock “This (India) is the single most exciting place in the world in terms of technology, evolution and revolution.”Neil Pollock - CEO, NxtraData
SEC9385 - How Virtualization Will Transform SecuritySecurity spend has been growing twice as fast as IT spend. It would seem the only thing growing faster than security spend… is security losses. This spiraling trend shows no evidence of turning around despite massive investment and innovation in security technology. At the heart of the issue is an architectural gap - between the applications and data we are trying to protect, and the infrastructure from which we are trying to protect them. Virtualization could be the key to solving this problem — enabling security to be architected-in, rather than bolted on. Micro-segmentation has opened the door for a wave of innovation — enabling us to see and control the infrastructure through the lens of the application. But this is only the beginning. In this session we will discuss the state of the art — as well as the future of security — through virtualization. We will discuss how organizations are transforming the security strategy today, and we will demonstrate some new technology directions, that extend "least privilege" policy from the network, to compute and data, and from the private cloud, to the public cloud and next gen apps. Get a glimpse of the future; a more secure future - through virtualization.Tom Corn - SVP, Security Products, VMware
MGT8884 - How a Major Customer Leveraged the vRealize Suite to Improve IT EfficiencyWalk through the journey that customer's IT team went on in deploying the VMware vRealize Suite. In this session, the customer will discuss how deploying the vRealize Suite enabled its organization to lower its total cost of ownership, increase agility in meeting its business units' needs and objectives, and improve the end-user experience-all while bringing the average time to life for virtualized environments from weeks to minutes.Atif Qadeer - Senior Systems Engineer, NSX, VMware Jean Marie Lemoine - Head of Infrastructure, Ladbrokes
PAR3701 - How to Sell & Position VMware Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) SolutionsThis session will explore where and how to position VMware's Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions, winning sales strategies and approaches, and how to maximize both customer and partner benefits. Led by the leading practitioner of VMware HCI sales, this session will be rich in real-world examples, anecdotes, and lessons learned.Liam Mattock - VSAN Partner Business Development Manager, VMware Andrew Duce - VxRail Director Business Development, VMware
PAR3720 - How to Sell Virtual SAN 101 (use cases, customer targeting & market position)This session will explore where and how to position VMware's Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions, winning sales strategies and approaches, and how to maximize both customer and partner benefits. This session will be rich in real-world examples, anecdotes, and lessons learned from a sales perspective.Sophie Carayon - VSAN Business Development Manager SEMEA, VMware
EUC3910-C - Latest Capabilities for Android Deployments with AirWatchDiscover the latest capabilities for Android and Samsung to enable your users to use the phones, tablets and laptops they want while removing challenges of fragmentation and reducing risk of data loss. See how VMware AirWatch supports the latest features for these platforms and provides a comprehensive solution for management, apps, security and productivity across devices and use cases.
Simplify IT setup and increase adoption with new updates for Android for Work and Samsung Knox
Prevent data loss with hardware and software built-in security features and advanced managementDan Quintas - Director, Product Management, VMware
PAR3706 - Maximising Upgrade Opportunities from vSphere to vSOM and BeyondAs the most flexible and secure virtualization and management platform, VMware vSphere® is the best platform for today and tomorrow. With the vSphere platform you can: • Enable the software-defined business—the most flexible, secure virtualization and management platform.• Virtualize any application with confidence with a highly available, secure, resilient, on-demand infrastructure that serves as an ideal foundation for any cloud environment.• Go beyond a checklist of features to build the best foundation for your apps, your cloud, and your business. In this session learn what sales tools are available to you to help your customers upgrade to the latest editions of vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management.Matthew Steiner - Lead Systems Engineer (Cloud Management Platform), VMware Rory Choudhuri - Product Marketing Director, VMware
VIRT9402-SPO - Modern Storage Strategies for On-Demand ApplicationsIf software is eating the world, SaaS is eating software. Modern businesses are re-writing the rules of application delivery and deployment. As DevOps and container technologies such as Docker grow in popularity, enterprises rely on disruptively simple deployments, eliminating the need to build an application delivery infrastructure. However, SaaS providers that are starting to create their own infrastructure are faced with a range of options for designing a modern, flexible and scalable storage strategy. This panel will explore how virtualization technologies drive and enable IT infrastructure that delivers applications-as-a-service. SaaS businesses' pay-as-you go model requires virtualization at the compute layer for servers and desktops. Scaling up and down, to meet application user demand requires flexible compute deployments that greatly benefit from containerization. As the data foundation for the online business, storage must deliver scale and performance as the compute paradigm evolves, while cost-effectively providing continuous data availability.Heiko Lettmann - CTO, EMEA, Kaminario Giorgio Nebuloni - Research Director, IDC
VIRT8290R - Monster VMs (Database Virtualization) Doing IT RightDatabases by their very nature are Monster VMs. If Monster VMs are not virtualized properly, they will never perform well and can negatively impact the performance of other VMs on the hosts. In this presentation, we teach you how to properly virtualize Monster VM Databases. We will discuss why you virtualize, installation issues, how to architect for performance, the storage layer, the processor, memory considerations, and the network layer. Topics include NUMA, memory reservations, and how to avoid common mistakes. Lesson learned here help you optimize any workload you are virtualizing, with special emphasis on Monster VMs.Michael Corey - President, MichaelCorey.com David Klee - Founder, Heraflux Technologies
MGT7752 - OpenStack in the Real World: VMware Integrated OpenStack Customer PanelYou may have heard how great VMware Integrated OpenStack is, but does the framework actually deliver on the industry's expectations? Join us as we discuss with our customers how they are using OpenStack and the benefits that it provides to application developers and IT operators.Mark Voelker - OpenStack Architect, VMware Saverio Vadala - Technical Specialist, Rakuten Henrik Kyed - Deputy CTO, Join Experience S.A. Michael Mossal - CDO, JOIN Peter Bogdanovic - Director, Nike
SDDC8896 - PWC's transition to the Digital Private CloudJoin PWC's CIO and VMware System Integrator Partner Atos discussing why PWC decided that the digital public cloud was their best path forward to gain flexibility and responsiveness in their legacy data center. Discover how PWC leveraged and derived additional value from existing data center resources while gaining speed and agility by moving to the Atos Digital Private Cloud, but still enjoyed the security of an on-premises solution. Atos has built their Digital Private Cloud on VMware's SDDC architecture.Yatin Chalke - Director, Solution GTM, VMware Raphaël HELION - CIO, PwC Christophe Loye, Atos
PAR3977 - Partner Enablement Session - NSX PRE SALESThis session will focus on NSX use cases – discussing the main business drivers and high level technical challenges that networking and security teams face in the context of the 3 main use cases: Automation, Security and Business Continuity. Dan Watson will be the presenter and he will help partners understand how to use whiteboarding to help customers understand the core features of NSX.
If you are interested in attending any of these sessions please register your interest using this link. Email confirmations will be sent to you once your place has been confirmed. You must be registered for Partner Exchange to be eligible to attend any pre-PEX enablement sessions. Joining instructions will include location details.
Prerequisites:Attendees must be PEX pass holders.
VIRT7511R - Performance Tuning and Monitoring for Virtualized Database ServersBusiness-critical database platforms like Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server are among the last holdouts to enterprise virtualization, and the first to exhibit symptoms of infrastructure challenges. Is your VMware environment ready to accommodate them properly? Are your DBAs ready to virtualize them? Have you virtualized these, and now the DBAs complain about performance or lack of control? Successful virtualization of these platforms requires a different approach to virtualization than for other applications. The speakers will share their years of experience in virtualizing these data platforms so that you know how to validate your VMware environment for these systems and manage the performance properly. Scalability concerns will be addressed through discussions on scaling an individual database VM upwards and outwards as you manage the lifecycle of these database VMs. Key talking points will be presented so you can not only perfect the database virtualization from a technical level, but also from an organizational and people level by knowing how to convince the DBA that database virtualization -- done right -- is here to stay.David Klee - Founder, Heraflux Technologies THOMAS LAROCK - Head Geek, SolarWinds
STO7618 - Performing Continuous Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing on Hundreds of Applications using Site Recovery ManagerDisaster recovery plans have been challenged by their tests and measurements; however, they are achievable with a targeted confidence level. Typically, a disaster recovery (DR) test involves downtime that is disruptive and has a big impact on business operations. VMware IT's DR team formulated a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure its DR confidence at various architectural layers (network, computing resources, core infrastructure platforms and business applications) based on different types of DR-related tasks that involve disaster recovery configurations, unit tests and integrated tests. Our business application categorization enables us to implement different DR plans and test strategies. This session will focus on the governance to enable frequent DR practices at different layers following different test strategies. We will also discuss a systematic way to keep the protected applications and their footprints up to date.Grant Nowell - IT Director, Application Operations, VMware
SDDC9428-SPO - Practical Strategies and Makeover tips for Effective Virtualization and Security!Successful enterprises need new customer experiences and methods of engagement to grow their business. These innovative experiences are increasingly built on a foundation of software defined technology. VMware, Intel and their partners have combined to deliver mature SDDC solutions that enable control and transparency with hardware-assisted security for regulated applications, next generation application development and accelerated the migration of mission critical workloads to private cloud and hybrid cloud models. They also reduce both CAPx and OPX costs increasing operational reliability and reduction of cyber risk. This session delivers best practices for enabling developer innovation and operational efficiency. It showcases how hardware-based security and SDDC environments provide data and application boundary control and protection, as well as compliance against the security controls and requirements. It reviews multiple practical strategies to modernize the existing application environment while providing the critical elements to build next generation applications that developers and customers actually want to use.Raghu Yeluri - Principal Engineer, Intel Gerald Seaman - Cloud Marketing Manager, Intel
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
VIRT7931 - SAP on SDDC: Business Benefits of SAP Automation with SDDCSAP-run businesses benefit greatly by being run in a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). This session will discuss the many ways that SDDC helps your business save costs and time by using SAP Automation with SDDC.David Gallant - Product Manager, VMware Dirk Karjack - Architect, 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
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.
DEVOP8381 - VMware's "Mobile-First" Journey with AirWatchMobile has become an integral part of our everyday life. If you need a cab, you use Uber; if you need to talk to your friends, you use Snapchat or WhatsApp; if you need to go somewhere, you use Google maps for navigation. We have changed our mindset to look to mobility first for all our daily needs. Everyone now realizes the benefits of user engagement as well as monetization opportunities. Enterprises have security constraints and "bring your own device" policies, and many companies are afraid to adopt, or even try out, the mobile-first approach. Market-leading mobile device management (MDM) solutions such as AirWatch have helped change that mindset.Saurabh Deswal - Senior Manager, VMware
STO8165R - VSAN Networking Deep Dive and Best PracticesThe network is critical to a reliable and performant VSAN solution. In this session we will discuss best practices, solution requirements, and operational best practices. Recommendations around multicast, link aggregation, and network sizing will be included in this session. The implications of running NSX along side VSAN will also be discussed.John Nicholson - Senior Technical Marketing Manager, 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
WELCOME - Welcome ReceptionKick off your conference experience with food, drinks and networking in the Solutions Exchange! The always energetic Welcome Reception, presented by Accenture, is a great way to reconnect with old friends, network, share ideas and get to know our inviting community of VMware customers, experts, and partners.
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
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
INF8856 - vSphere Encryption Deep Dive: Technology PreviewEncryption has become more than just a "checkbox" in a security story. Current events have brought it to the forefront, and it is now becoming a mandatory requirement in business. In this session, as part of a Technology Preview, we will go deep into encryption of virtual disks and vMotion and most importantly, the managability of such solutions. Security isn't helpful unless it's easy to manage!Mike Foley - Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware Salil Suri - Group Product Manager, VMware
INF8251 - vSphere Host Fabric: Why It Matters to You?Are you having difficulty navigating industry trends like NVMe versus NVM, DAS versus Fabric, 100G fabric, RDMA versus DPDK, overlay networks versus SDN, offloads-stateless versus statefull, and composable hardware? Are you wondering how it all fits together in your infrastructure for your workloads? This session will introduce the investments we are making in various VMware vSphere-driven fabric and technologies and how they can benefit your infrastructure and applications. We'll also present a review of how these key capabilities align with the recent technological advancements across various industry segments. The session will conclude with a high-level overview of some of the more recent developments in the field of interconnect technologies and VMware's plans for the future.Sudhanshu Jain - Product Management, vSphere Network and Storage Interconnect and Virtual Platform, VMware