VMworld Europe is coming up fast. I always get the question where people can find me. This is not an easy question as VMworld Europe usually means two things: sessions and meetings. Actually, it means three things: sessions, meetings and running between those. If you want to find me it is best to attend one of the three sessions I will be part of. Note that one session is full right now.
- Innovating Beyond HCI: How VMware is Driving the Next Data Center Revolution [HCI3728KE] (seats available)
Wednesday, Nov 07, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
In this session, I will be joining Yanbing Lee and John Gilmartin up on stage. This is the general session for the Storage and Availability BU as well as the Integrated Systems BU. In this session, we will discuss where, how, and why HCI and VMware Cloud Foundation started. But more importantly where we are today and where we will be going in the future. It will have great demos that reveal what we have planned in the upcoming year(s), so make sure to register for this one!
- The Power of Storage Policy-Based Management [HCI1270BE] (seats available)
Wednesday, Nov 07, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The world of software-defined storage moves at a rapid pace, and VMware is one of the biggest enablers. In this session, Cormac and I will guide you through the world of software-defined storage initiatives at VMware and provide a primer to VMware vSAN, VMware Virtual Volumes (VVol), persistent cloud-native storage options (Project Hatchway), the VMware vSphere APIs for I/O filtering, and the binding factor in these cases: storage policy-based management. Be warned: We will bring demos!
- vSphere Clustering Deep Dive, Part 1: vSphere HA and DRS [VIN1249BE] (session full, but show up to get on the wait list!)
Tuesday, Nov 06, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
In this session, Frank and I will take you through the trenches of VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and vSphere High Availability (HA). Find out about options to optimize your DRS settings for your specific requirements and goals, such as if you should be load balancing on active or consumed memory, as well as what has recently changed in the DRS algorithm and if it will impact DRS behavior. And for vSphere HA, you will learn about when it restarts virtual machines (VMs), what kind of restart times to expect, and where you can find evidence that a VM (or multiple) have been restarted. You will find out about all of these items and more. Prepare to dive deep, as the basics will not be covered.
Oh, and rumor has it that Frank, Niels and I may be handing out some signed copies of our book again at the Rubrik booth… More on that later. I am hoping we will see long queues through the solution exchange again.
— Emad Younis (@emad_younis) August 28, 2018