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STO7875 - A day in the life of a VSAN I/O In 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
PAR3693 - Accelerate Network Virtualization Network virtualization is hotter than ever and VMware NSX is leading the charge. Since it’s launch in 2013, NSX has made leaps in the market by securing data centers with micro-segmentation, as well as reducing provisioning complexity through automation.  Join us for this session to understand what network virtualization is, how it is transforming data centers around the world, and what it means for your business. Rajiv Ramaswami, VMware
Dominick Delfino - VP WW, Sales & Systems Engineering, VMware
STO7903 - An Industry Roadmap: From storage to data management A 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
EUC10018-EDU - An Introduction to AirWatch and VMware Identity Manager Join us for an introduction to AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management.  Learn about the core capabilities of AirWatch and see how it can be integrated with VMware Identity Manager to provide seamless single sign-on access to your SaaS and native mobile applications. Andy Roberts - Technical Training Lead, VMware
SDDC10013-EDU - An Overview for vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting Is your virtual guest experiencing performance problems? Join us for an overview of the proper tools to diagnose the problem in real time, whether it's CPU, RAM, disk, or network resources. Content is based in part on questions heard most often from vSphere administrators via the VMware training team. javier menendez - Sr. Technical Instructor, VMware
VIRT7575 - Architecting NSX with Business Critical Applications for Security, Automation and Business Continuity Network 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
EUC8822 - Case Study: Large-Scale Deployment of VMware App Volumes and User Environment Manager for 10,000 Seats A 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
MGT7804 - Container Management with vRealize Automation Containers 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
STO9014 - Deploying HCI at datacenter scale HCI 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 scale Frank Wegner - Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware
Michael Haag - Group Manager, Storage Product Marketing, VMware
HBC8484 - Deploying a Validated Automated VMware Hybrid Cloud This 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
EUC3908-C - Discover What's New in Workspace ONE and AirWatch Take a first look at the latest capabilities of VMware Workspace ONE and AirWatch, including enhancements to our productivity app suite, mobile app management (MAM), unified endpoint management (UEM), analytics and reporting, and much more. We’ll also highlight the new capabilities for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, Android for Work, Windows 10 and more. Dive into new functionality for app suite, MAM, UEM, admin console and more Preview in-depth demos of latest capabilities for both end users and IT admins Learn how to take advantage of this new release within your own deployment Adarsh Kesari - Enterprise Solutions Engineer, 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
INF8644 - Getting the Most out of vMotion: Architecture, Features, Performance and Debugging There 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
NET4134-GD - Group Discussion: Closing the Security Loop: Analytics, Response, and Attestation in Virtualized Datacenters with Dennis Moreau The evolution toward virtualized datacenters has been driven by the need for increased hosting density, flexibility and automation. Each of these dimensions presents challenges to both conventional and emerging security analytics approaches, and consequent event response and attestation requirements. Let’s discuss opportunities to transform these challenges into core security strengths. Dennis Moreau - Security Architecture and Directions, VMware
CTO4108-GD - Group Discussion: Manufacturing Industry with Matthias Schorer Industry 4.0, Smart Factories and the Internet of Things create new value for businesses but also new challenges for the IT. The traditionally separated worlds of production IT and office IT merge together and open new attack surfaces for hackers. In this session we will discuss the benefits of Industry 4.0 and how to secure the shop floor against threats from outside and inside. Matthias Schorer - Head of Strategy Consulting, CEMEA, VMware
STO4115-GD - Group Discussion: Meet the Virtual SAN Engineering Team 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. Christian Dickmann - VSAN Architect, VMware
INF4110-GD - Group Discussion: Programmatic access to vSphere: API/SDK/CLI Join this discussion to discuss programmatic access to vSphere including API/SDK/CLI, where to get started, how to use them, and where to use them. Alan Renouf - Product Line Manager, VMware
Kyle Ruddy - Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, VMware
EUC4127-GD - Group Discussion: Unified Endpoint Management & Security with Adarsh Kesari 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. Adarsh Kesari - Enterprise Solutions Engineer, VMware
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 Volumes VMware 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
SEC9385 - How Virtualization Will Transform Security Security 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
VIRT7507 - How to Design and Tune Virtualized Trading Platforms With recent advances in VMware vSphere 6 performance, we continue to see some of the most serious application workloads being virtualized. It is no longer an issue whether a tier-1 workload can be virtualized, but rather there are companies that are betting their tier-0 on the VMware stack. Société Générale (formerly NewEdge) is one such company, with their main trading platform called NVision running on a fully virtualized cluster servicing some 20 million trades per day. This session will cover various platform architectures that are used, with deep dive into the cluster design for this trading platform. The session will share many best practices and actual examples used with customers that are running such high-end platforms. Specifically, Java Garbage Collection, in-memory databases, vSphere tuning techniques, and rationalization of large deployments having 1000s of VMs and JVMs will be discussed. Come to this session to learn about GC tuning and vSphere recipes that can give you the best configuration for latency sensitive applications for high-end performance platforms. Emad Benjamin - Principal Architect, VMware
EXPERTSHS - Meet the AirWatch Mobile Productivity Apps Expert: Hemant Sahani Book time with a VMware Knowledge Expert! They are available throughout the week for casual, small group discussions. Hemant Sahani - Director, Product Management, VMware
EXPERTSPM - Meet the Experts Palanivenkatesan Murugan Book time with a VMware Knowledge Expert! They are available throughout the week for casual, small group discussions. Palanivenkatesan Murugan - Solution Architect, VMware
EXPERTSSB - Meet the Experts with Sudhir Balasubramanian Book time with a VMware Knowledge Expert to learn about Oracle (Business Critical Applications). Sudhir Balasubramanian - Staff Solution Architect - Data Platforms, VMware
EXPERTSVJ - Meet the Experts: Ipmlementing DevOps with vRealize Code Stream with Vishal Jain Book time with a VMware Knowledge Expert! They are available throughout the week for casual, small group discussions. Vishal Jain - Sr. Product Manager, VMware
EXPERTSMB - Meet the experts with Mike Brown Book time with an expert to learn about VMware Validated Designs. Here you can discuss the fundamental constructs and design decisions of the VMware Validated Designs. From the physical to virtual infrastructure you'll gain a clear understanding of basis for all the designs and how it's used to rapidly and repeatedly deliver a ready-to-run Software-Defined Data Center. Mike Brown - Senior SDDC Integration Architect, VMware
EXPERTSMSC - Meet with VMware's Manufacturing Industry Expert: Matthias Schorer Book time with our Manufacturing industry expert: Matthias Schorer. Industry 4.0, Smart Factories and the Internet of Things create new value for businesses but also new challenges for the IT. The traditionally separated worlds of production IT and office IT merge together and open new attack surfaces for hackers. Ask Matthias, VMware's Connected Car Lead Strategist; about the benefits of Industry 4.0 and how to secure the shop floor against threats from outside and inside. Matthias Schorer - Head of Strategy Consulting, CEMEA, VMware
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
VIRT8290R - Monster VMs (Database Virtualization) Doing IT Right Databases 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
VIRT7511R - Performance Tuning and Monitoring for Virtualized Database Servers Business-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 Manager Disaster 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
NET7514 - PowerNSX and PyNSXv: Using PowerShell and Python for Automation and Management of VMware NSX for vSphere Regardless 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
VIRT7931 - SAP on SDDC: Business Benefits of SAP Automation with SDDC SAP-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
HBC8617 - Seamless Security and Compliance in a Hybrid Cloud Architecture If 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
INF8920 - Technical Introduction and What's New with Auto Deploy and Host Profiles What 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
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 Talk Troubleshooting 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
ELW-1703-SDC-1 - VMware NSX Feature Tour VMware 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
SDDC8423 - VMware Validated Design for SDDC – Operations Architecture Technical Deepdive Comprehensive 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
EPW-1787-USE-1 - VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers - Building IaaS Platforms VMware 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
STO8165R - VSAN Networking Deep Dive and Best Practices The 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
STO8246 - Virtual SAN Technical Deep Dive and What’s New In 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 Management In 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
ELW-1721-USE-1 - vRealize Automation 7 Basics Workshop This 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
EUC8584 - vRealize Operations: The Authoritative Source for Monitoring and Reporting for Horizon and Citrix XenApp Deployments on vSphere Do you require a deeper understanding of what is happening inside your VMware Horizon or Citrix environments? Do you want to eliminate finger pointing and reduce time taken to resolve issues? VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon and Published Applications is able to collect detailed information from both Horizon and Citrix (XenApp/XenDesktop) environments. In this session we will cover architecture, capabilities, troubleshooting, and an overview of the dashboards. Rick Terlep - EUC Architect / Office of CTO - Retail Lead, VMware
INF7825 - vSphere DRS and vRealize Operations: Better Together Like 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
INF8856 - vSphere Encryption Deep Dive: Technology Preview Encryption 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
INF8045 - vSphere High Availability Best Practices and Tech Preview In 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
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
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