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SPL-1757-MBL-2 - Advanced VMware AirWatch If 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 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
EUC4191R-C - Apple Workshop - iOS Deployment Best Practices Apple 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 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
CTO9002-QT - Artificial Intelligence Is the Future of IT Artificial 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
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
SEC8667-SPO - Deep Dive into Real-Life Data-Center Breaches and How They Could Have Been Avoided Changing 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 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
SPL-1759-MBL-1 - F5 Integration with VMware Horizon Suite This 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 Analytics Planning 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
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
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
SPL-1751-MBL-4 - Horizon 7: Architecture and Performance Attendees 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 Lab The 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 Z This 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 Software The 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
MGT8884 - How a Major Customer Leveraged the vRealize Suite to Improve IT Efficiency Walk 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
SPL-1728-SDC-1 - Introduction to vxRail VxRail, 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.
EUC3910-C - Latest Capabilities for Android Deployments with AirWatch Discover 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 management Dan Quintas - Director, Product Management, VMware
VIRT9402-SPO - Modern Storage Strategies for On-Demand Applications If 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. Tom O'Neill - CTO, EMEA, Kaminario
Giorgio Nebuloni - Research Director, IDC
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
MGT7752 - OpenStack in the Real World: VMware Integrated OpenStack Customer Panel You 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
Chris Murray - Technical Specialist, Rakuten
Ulf Theobald - Deputy CTO, Join Experience S.A.
Michael Mossal - CDO, JOIN
Peter Bogdanovic - Director, Nike
PAR3977 - Partner Enablement Session - NSX PRE SALES This 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 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
STO9396-SPO - Real World Guidance for Implementing VMware Virtual SAN from Ready Nodes to Build Your Own VMware'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 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
INF8540-SPO - Say Yes to vRA and vRO in a Real-World Hybrid Cloud – Tintri Automation? 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 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
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
INF9144 - Through the Looking Glass: An Overview of the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface and API Is your VMware vCenter Server Appliance too much of a blackbox? Learn how to monitor and manage your vCenter Server Appliance and Postgres database while enjoying the benefits of simplicity with appliances—the best of both worlds. Yiting Jin - Senior Product Manager, VMware
Gregory Murray - Product 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
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
SPL-1784-HBD-1 - VMware vCloud Air: Disaster Recovery VMware 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.
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
SPL-1708-CHG-3 - Virtual SAN 6.2 Challenge Lab VSAN 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 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
WELCOME - Welcome Reception Kick 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 Advanced This 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 DevOps Explore 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
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
INF8780 - vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis, Part 1: CPU and RAM Is 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 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
SPL-1710-USE-4 - vSphere with Operations Management: Advanced Use Cases Explore 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
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