Every year I do a top VMworld sessions post. It is getting more complicated each year as there are so many great sessions. In the past years I tried to restrict myself to 20 but it always ends up being 22, 23 or even more sessions. This year I am going to be strict, 15 at most and in random order. These are the sessions I would sign up for myself, unfortunately as a VMware employee you can’t register, but I am sure going to try to sneak in when I have time, or watch the recording!
- INF4528 – vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) Best Practices & Tips/Tricks – William Lam
- INF5211 – Automating Everything VMware with PowerCLI – Deep Dive – Alan Renouf & Luc Dekens
- STO4949 – Extreme Performance Series: Virtual SAN Performance Deep-Dive – Lenin Singaravelu & Sankaran Sivathanu
- NET4989 – The Future of Network Virtualization with VMware NSX – Bruce Davie
- STO6228 – Monitoring and Troubleshooting Virtual SAN, Current and Future – Christian Dickmann & Cormac Hogan
- CNA6649-S – Build and run Cloud-Native Apps in your Software-Defined Data Center – Kit Colbert & Aaron Sweemer & Jared Rosoff
- VAPP4639 – Best Practices for Performance Tuning of Virtualized Telco and NFV Applications on vSphere ESXi – Bhavesh Davda & Jin Heo
- STO4649 – Virtual Volumes Technical Deep Dive – Ken Werneburg & Patrick Dirks
- NET5612 – NSX for vSphere Logical Load Balacing Deep Dive – Dimitri Desmidt & Uday Masurekar
- INF5701 – Extreme Performance Series: vSphere Compute & Memory – Fei Guo & Seong Beom Kim
- CTO6455 – Future Meets Present: Insights from VMware’s Field CTOs – Joe Baguley & Chris Wolf & Paul Strong
- INF5306 – DRS Advancements in vSphere 6, Advanced Concepts, and Future Directions – Naveen Nagaraj
- STO5336 – VMware Virtual SAN – Architecture Deep Dive – Christos Karamanolis & Rawlinson Rivera
- INF4529 – VMware Certificate Management for Mere Mortals – Adam Eckerle & Ryan Johnson
- STO6287-SPO – Instant Application Recovery and DevOps Infrastructure for VMware Environments – A Technical Deep Dive – Chris Wahl & Arvind Nithrakashyap
I did not include any sessions of my own, if you are interested in my sessions, look at the below:
- INF4535 – 5 Functions of Software Defined Availability – Frank Denneman & Duncan Epping
- STO5333 – Building a Stretched Cluster with Virtual SAN – Rawlinson Rivera & Duncan Epping
- SDDC5027 – VCDX Unwrapped – Everything You Wanted to Know About VCDX – Panel
- STO4650-QT – Five Common Customer Use Cases for Virtual SAN – Lee Dilworth & Duncan Epping
- SDDC4593 – Ask the Expert vBloggers – Panel
See you guys there!
As a first time attendee to VMworld this is very helpful. I am looking forward to: STO5333 – Building a Stretched Cluster with Virtual SAN. Got any tips for someone who hasn’t attended VMworld or really any conferences before?
Chris Williams says
1. Take some time to go to the vendor area
2. Take advantage of the cert discount if you want to take a cert test
3. The smaller breakouts give you more face time with the speakers than the large rooms
4. When you eat, try to sit with people you don’t know. You’ll never know who you might run into 🙂
Chris Williams says
5. Even though a room might be “full” in the schedule, mark it as an interest and go anyway – I’ve never been turned away as not all the people who fill the room actually attend.
thanks for the tips