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Come see us at VMworld!

Once again this year, the folks behind Knowledge Experience are coming to VMworld to showcase all the new things we’ve been up to since last year. I am sure you are asking why it is called Knowledge Experience – we have a new mission and vision and that is to provide contextual content to the customer to ensure they can solve their issue before they need to create a service request – we are looking for your insights and feedback on how you would like to see this.

Some of you will remember the great vSphere networking posters we were handing out last year. We’re happy to announce we have another one – this time for VMware View. All the interconnecting ports/protocols… these look great on the wall! To get yours, come say hello to Rick Blythe at the VMware Communities Info Desk in the Hang Space during these times:

  • Monday: 11am – 2pm
  • Tuesday: 11am – 2pm
  • Wednesday: 1pm – 4pm

That’s not all — in the Solutions Exchange Sharon, Robyn, and Rick have two demos for you:

  1. New My VMware Web Portal prototype
  2. New My VMware iPhone App prototype

We’re really pumped to hear what you have to say about how we can provide you more contextual content to help you solve problems before creating a support request and therefore reducing your time and effort so that you can get back to your day jobs – We’ll be right next to the My VMware pod.  Our pod is titled:

Using Knowledge to Get Answers Quickly

  • Leverage online self-help support
  • Prevent or resolve problems quickly
  • Provide input to new concierge model

We hope you drop by; we’d love to hear what you think!

See you there!

VMworld 2013 wrap-up

VMworld 2013 is a wrap, and it’s good to be home, but first a look back at the week. Global Services was well represented in the Solutions Exchange with the always busy Expert Bar, Education and Professional Services booths and more. This year we also occupied a booth in the Hang Space, specifically at the Community Bar.

The atmosphere in the Hang Space was much more laid back and everyone seemed to open up a little more. I was stationed alongside VMware Education in the Support station and we worked in tandem. There, we passed out the very popular vSphere 5.x Networking Ports poster to customers who stopped by to chat. This poster was produced by the Knowledge Management folks at VMware; the same people who bring you the Knowledgebase. Many eyes lit up when they saw it. If you missed the conference or didn’t stop by, you can still get the pdf version of the diagram here: Network port diagram for vSphere 5.x (2054806).

Something else was different this year — customers finally get it. By it, I mean Social Support. They understand how useful it is to be able to reach out to VMware via social media for an immediate response about something. Those of you not using Twitter or Facebook were largely still aware that these channels are available.

In soliciting customer feedback I heard a resounding thumbs up for the Knowledgebase and captured several video testimonials to that effect.

One interesting request I got was for a feed, by product, of new or updated KB articles along with a user selectable filter (again by product) of the KBs shown in My VMware when opening a support request. I will be raising this at my next meeting. As always, we encourage all feedback and suggestions.

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KBTV live from VMworld 2013 – Customer Testimonial from Tony a.k.a @wonder_nerd

Morning folks,

Here we have another video live from VMworld 2013 featuring a VMware user from Kansas and he provides a quick testimonial and shares his thoughts concerning the VMware Knowledge Base.

VMworld 2013

One of the great things about attending an event such as VMworld is that it allows people from different parts of the world to meet face-to-face with the people they interact with It on a weekly basis through the online Social Media channels.

The KBTV team managed to catch up with Tony a.k.a @wonder_nerd at VMworld this year. We first met Tony at a previous VMworld event around 4 years ago and here we are meeting again at VMworld. A lot has changed in the virtualization world over the last 4 years. It is a different year and a different venue but thankfully we are still meeting the same great people.

Hope you enjoyed your time at VMworld folks if you were able to attend the event because we sure enjoyed it!

Roll on VMworld in Barcelona, Europe!.

Have a nice weekend folks!

KBTV Live from VMworld 2013 – Apparently the VMware Knowledge Base Rocks!

Here is another video coming to you from the KBTV team live at VMworld 2013.

VMworld 2013

In this video you will hear from a VMware customer from Canada whose day job is a Systems Administrator and he provides a quick testimonial and shares his thoughts concerning the VMware Knowledge Base.

And in his opinion the VMware Knowledge Base Rocks!

What do you want to see us doing more of in the future?

Let us know your thoughts by reaching out to us on our VMwareKB Facebook page or through Twitter.

KBTV Live from VMworld 2013 – Customer Testimonial

Good day KBTV fans!

As you are probably well aware at this stage, VMworld 2013 is currently taking place this week in San Francisco.

VMworld 2013

What you might not be aware of is that the KBTV team is recording live from VMworld. We very much enjoy attending this event every year and getting to spend time and interact with some of you guys in person.

We bumped into one such person from California and he was nice enough to get in front of the camera and provide a quick testimonial and shares his thoughts concerning the VMware Knowledge Base.

Meet VMware Technical Communicators at VMworld 2013

Every year, the VMware Technical Communications team attends VMworld, which not only allows us to deepen our product knowledge, but also puts us elbow-to-elbow with the customers and partners who use VMware’s documentation. We’re excited about this opportunity to engage with you and find out how we can make your experience with our product docs and videos the best they can be.

Worldwide, the Tech Comm team at VMware has about 70 information developers and support staff — including a dedicated video producer — who produce content for every product from vSphere to Fusion. We’re always seeking feedback from customers about how to improve the information we deliver.

This year, as in previous years, we will be stationed in the hands-on labs in Moscone South. Stop by and take our quick online survey, give us input about how you use our docs, and let us know how we can help you. We’ll also be mingling in the Hang Space.

Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 9:00am – 4:00 pm.

Find all of our VMware product documentation here, and browse our videos on Youtube.

Social Support at VMworld

As I do every year, I’ll be attending VMworld in San Francisco next week, talking to customers about what we like to call Social Support. Social Support comes from VMware’s Global Support Services, so rather than market to customers, we serve customers.

Using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and this blog, we are actively assisting customers online with their search for answers to their technical issues, as well as proactively pushing out KB articles, how-to videos, Alerts, and much more.

I’d love to meet you if you’re attending VMworld this year. Let’s exchange ideas about how this new technology can drive your success. I’ll be in a booth in the Hang Space this year along with the rest of the social media crew. Come visit me during these times:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Morning 11-1 11-1 10-12
Afternoon 3-5 4-6 2-4

Protip: extra swag to those willing to do a quick video testimonial!

Going to miss VMworld? Watch it live online!

We know there are a few of you who can’t attend VMworld 2013 for one reason or another with all of it’s exciting keynotes and announcements. For you, we have an alternative.

VMware NOW—your online destination for breaking news, live events, product announcements, and more.

Register now and join us online for the live stream of Pat’s General Session on August 26th! If you prefer, you can replay later at your convenience.

 

VMworld Sessions provided by Global Services

It’s summer now and with that comes the palpable feeling of VMworld approaching. Preparations are well underway here and today we have an impressive list of sessions that have been approved for the conference. Each one of these comes from a member of VMware’s Global Services team. Time to start making notes of sessions that interest you!

Session ID Title Abstract Speaker Addt’l Speaker
VSVC4811 Extreme Performance Series: Monster Virtual Machines Mission critical applications serving an entire organization represent the last hurdle to the organization looking to migrate its data center to a private cloud. Although IT administrators realize the benefits of virtualization, they may be hesitant to virtualize the mission critical applications because of the resource demands of these applications and an inexplicable fear about the underlying hypervisor preventing the infrastructure from meeting the SLAs of these applications. vSphere, industry’s leading hypervisor platform, has been pushing the boundaries of infrastructure resources it can manage over various releases. Through its superior resource management capabilities, vSphere can easily scale horizontally to support many virtual machines (VMs) or vertically to support large VMs. Recently, vSphere extended the resource management envelope to such a level that even extreme resource-hungry applications such as databases can be run in VMs. In this talk, the speakers will give an overview of key vSphere features such as CPU and NUMA schedulers, and memory managers that propel monster VMs. The speakers will share their experimental results, experience gained, and lessons learned. Finally, the speakers will provide best practices to the audience for undertaking such an exercise. This talk should alleviate any hesitation to migrate the resource hungry, mission critical applications to a private cloud. Peter Boone
BCO4905 Disaster Recovery Solution with Oracle Data Guard and Site Recovery Manager This must attend session will address the Disaster Recovery solution with VMware Site Recovery Manager and Oracle Data Guard. It will cover the architecture involving SRM Host Based Replication and Storage based replication solutions using Oracle Data Guard. Also focus on how to avoid issues in configuring SRM and Oracle Data Guard by following best practices, and help you be successful by implementing this solution. We will wrap up with a demo on how this was setup along with DR scenarios and also show the usage of SRM Callout scripts. Brad Pinkston Kannan Mani
EUC4608 Mirage 201 An EUC CoE Architect will deliver this breakout session detailing an advanced real world overview of Mirage Best practices and and Strategy. Raymond Dusseault
EUC4610 EUC Application Strategy Best Practices An EUC CoE Architect will deliver this breakout session detailing real world Best practices and EUC Application strategy for an enterprise. Raymond Dusseault
EUC4815 Demistifying VMware Mirage: Tips and Tricks for Success Wondering what Mirage really does, how it works, and how to successfully design and implement Mirage for your company or organization? VMware’s Global Professional Services team will present a technical walk-though of a real-world end-to-end design & implementation of VMware Mirage. Hear first-hand how VMware Architects address technical and operational challenges, such as server and storage sizing, networking, and other critical VMware Mirage design elements. The team will show real-world architecture examples and share their lessons learned and best practices enabling you to be successful in deploying VMware Mirage. Justin Venezia Simon Long
EUC5249 PCoIP: Sizing For Success Baffled by the PCoIP sizing minefield that accompanies an Horizon View deployment? No idea where to start? Join Chuck and Simon as they give an introduction to PCoIP, helping you understand important characteristics of the protocol that need to be considered when sizing for PCoIP. The session will then guide you through the critical steps required to optimize, measure and calculate PCoIP bandwidth requirements tailored to your environment. Simon Long Chuck Hirstius
EUC5819 Getting BYOD Right Today, over 60% of enterprise customers and 85% of SMB customers are trying to tackle BYOD initiatives. However they are finding that doing so in a physical compute environment is presenting significant challenges when it comes to securing data, managing end users and containing costs. As a result-many IT organizations are now turning to virtualization to address these challenges.VMware has recently announced the VMware View Mobile Secure Workplace solution that looks holistically at solving these challenges and ensuring that customers have fully tested and validated building blocks and services IP to manage desktops, apps and data within their environments.

In this session we will look at the VMware "mobile secure workplace" design. We’ll also delve into best practices learned from customers and solutions architects who have deployed BYOD in production environments over the past year.

Justin Venezia
EUC6044 Getting Started with Horizon Workspace: Use Cases and Configuration VMware Horizon Workspace opens the door for a whole new set of use cases – from SSO (single sign on) to remote enterprise applications. Deployment of a Horizon Workspace environment requires careful planning and execution for proper configuration. In this session we will go over many of the new use cases, discuss configuration basics and deployment tips, as well as a few pointers that will help you avoid roadblocks when you deploy your first Horizon Workspace environment. The IT EUC landscape is changing everyday, and Horizon Workspace will help you solve many of the new issues you are experiencing. Kristopher Boyd Stephane Asselin
EUC6045 EUC Experts Panel – Successful Implementations Performance issues with virtual desktops? Experiencing issues with virtualized apps? Unsure how to scale your virtual desktop environment? What about Horizon Workspace and Mirage? Where do they fit into your desktop strategy? Come meet EUC Architects from Global Services Engineering as they answer your questions and explain their experience with designing and implementing some of the largest and most complex EUC environments to date. This helps customers realize the full potential of their EUC investment and is responsible for solving some of the thorniest problems and toughest design challenges. The panel includes experts in all of the Horizon Suite products, as well as critical infrastructure support elements for EUC such as Active Directory and anti-virus, storage solutions, networking, load balancing and many others. Come and ask the experts for help with some of the challenges you are facing and let them share their field experience and lessons learned to help you in all your EUC endeavors. Kristopher Boyd Simon Long
PHC4750 How to Build a Hybrid Cloud in Less than a Day In this session we will discuss how you can build a hybrid cloud in less than a day. With multiple technologies available to enable the hybrid cloud, we will look at how you can turn your current vSphere infrastructure into a Hybrid. This will help businesses lower there total cost of ownership and operational costs. David Hill
PHC4783 How To Build Your Hybrid Cloud and Consume the Public Cloud Are you a VMware vSphere Customer today that is on the verge of deciding to expand your current deployment or start considering vCloud Providers? Are you a start-up trying to decide how to consume the vCloud Provider public clouds as your Infrastructure as a Service, (Iaas)? These are two very common use cases for customers looking to move to a Hybrid Cloud solution with VMware vCloud Providers.This session will discuss the concepts for design of your Hybrid Cloud fully integrated into your existing vSphere and/or physical only infrastructure, or even your own private cloud. We will examine and explain some ideas in how you can better consume and expand your current datacenter capacity into one or more public cloud providers running VMware vCLoud Director. You will leave the session with a better understanding of how to go out and start consuming the vCloud providers to best suit your needs to grow your capacity and connect them to your existing infrastructure. This session is ultimately about understanding how to consume the vCloud public cloud providers not building your own private cloud.

What will make this session unique is it will leverage live white boarding for the majority of the session instead of just PowerPoint slides.

Chris Colotti
PHC5070 vCloud Hybrid Service: Architecture and Consumption Principles This session will cover the architectural and consumption principles behind the new vCloud Hybrid Service. This session will not include the details of the service definition but it will rather describe how we use VMware products (such as vSphere, vCloud Director and vCloud Network and Security) in a non-conventional way to create a number of different end user experiences that maps to different requirements. Delivered as an on-line Enterprise class service. As a bonus we will not bore you with "why you should move to the cloud" and "what the cloud is". While this session is not going to be ultra-technical, it will discuss technical and architectural aspects of the new service that will help understand how it can be consumed optimally. It will also describe the nature of the various configurations that can be purchased in order to be better prepared to make an educated decision when approaching the service and selecting the configuration you need.This session should be considered a starting point in a virtual curriculum aimed at learning the new vCloud Hybrid Service. The audience for this session are vSphere administrators as well as cloud architects in general.

The presentation will contain few words and bullets but lots of diagrams and pictures.

Massimo Re Ferre’
PHC5123 A Parallel Between vCloud Hybrid Service and Amazon Web Services This session will briefly cover the vCloud Hybrid Service consumption principles and elements and will then focus on how these principles and elements compare to the Amazon Web Service counterparts.This is not by any means going to be a competitive session. This is intended to be a fast-track for those users that have been reading about, experimenting with or using the Amazon Web Services and are interested in warming up on vCHS coming from that background.

We will call out the different philosophies behind the two cloud services with a neutral approach.

While we may touch on some of the on-boarding processes difference and cost models between the two cloud services, this is intended to be a technical session.

Occasionally we may also mention other public cloud services if and when makes sense.

Massimo Re Ferrè
STO4791 Just Because You Could, Doesn’t Mean You Should: Lessons Learned in Storage Best Practices (v2.0) This GSS Customer Support Day session will cover storage best practices using customer examples of how technologies can be misunderstood and misused—often resulting in downtime, data loss or worse. The second half of the session covers architecting to avoid these incidents. Now updated for another year! Patrick Carmichael
STO4798 Software-Defined Storage: The VCDX Way Storage is one of the key pillars within every datacenter. Leveraging software-defined storage is key to unleashing the full benefits of the software-defined data-center. But as with any new technology, one must understand how software-defined storage fits into their current datacenter architecture.VMware Certified Design Experts utilize an architectural methodology that eases the adoption of new technology to meet your business needs. Join us to learn how to design, implement and integrate software-defined storage solutions, the VCDX way. Wade Holmes Rawlinson Rivera
TEX5363 The Hitchhiker’s Session to vCenter Orchestrator Integration vCenter Orchestrator is the main tool that allows you to integrate your IT systems and services with VMware’s vCloud Suite. For customers it allows provides a reliable workflow solution, for Partners it allows to build out-of-the box integrations with multiple VMware products.
This session will show you why and how you can integrate with vCenter Orchestrator. Hear use-cases for integration for real customer projects. Learn how to use vCO as virtualization layer for your product. Use the vCO APIs to call vCO workflows and create a plugin that allow workflows to automate your system, for instance triggered by vCloud Automation Center.
Joerg Lew
VCM4891 Performance Management of Business Critical Applications using vCenter Operations Manager Virtualized multi-tier business critical applications have multiple levels of metrics that need to be collected and correlated to obtain a comprehensive overview of workload performance (which are typically bound to strict SLAs). This session will describe how vCenter Operations Manager can provide this functionality for the following applications: SAP; SQL Server; Oracle and Exchange Vas Mitra Dave Overbeek
VAPP4679 Software-Defined Datacenter Design Panel for Monster VM’s: Taking the Technology to the Limits for High Utilisation, High Performance Workloads Designing and architecting an environment that will host many Monster VM’s requires a different approach and different considerations to smaller VM’s to ensure you get the best benefits from the platform. Mostafa Khalil (VCDX-002), Andrew Mitchell (VCDX-030), Mark Achtemichuk (VCDX-050) and Michael Webster (VCDX-066) will lead a panel discussion on the design and architecture best practices and design guidance that applies when you are virtualizing many high utilization, high performance Monster VM’s. The panel will answer your questions on topics such as host and cluster design and sizing, VM sizing, performance tuning, CPU scheduling, memory management, resource management, storage design and much more. Avoid the common traps that could derail your Monster VM virtualization project. Michael Webster Andrew Mitchell
VAPP4813 Real-world Design Examples for Virtualized SAP Environments The session uses lessons learned in the field, regarding SAP virtualization to provide valuable guidelines relating to workload design & sizing, high availability, platform migration, SAP database design & Disaster recovery considerations. Examples from real customer designs will be used to highlight design techniques. Mohan Potheri Vas Mitra
VAPP5591 Big Data: Virtualized SAP HANA Performance, Scalability and Practices Learn the in-depth best practices for how to run SAP’s in memory database HANA on vSphere and achieve performance similar to native. HANA is becoming a strategic component of SAP landscapes and will be increasing its footprint in the datacenter dramatically over the next few years. Understanding the key best practices of how to successfully run HANA as a VM on vSphere is key to a successful and high performance implementation. Bob Goldsand Todd Muirhead
VAPP5762 Three Big Data Building Blocks: Serengeti, Resource Management, and Virtualization Extensions Whether you are a CIO or a bioinformatics researcher, reading tech blogs or business publications, “big data” appears to be an inescapable phenomenon. In line with this trend, many enterprises are harnessing data more effectively in their businesses with the help of a new wave of big data technologies, with Hadoop being the most commonly used.
Early on, VMware recognized the need for such projects to mature and leverage the ease of management and superior price-performance virtualization provides. In this session, we describe VMware’s investments in big data and provide an overview of several initiatives:
• Serengeti, an open-source project to enable simple operation of virtual Hadoop clusters
• Virtual Hadoop Manager, an intelligent module that makes decisions on cluster elasticity
• Hadoop Virtualization Extensions that make Hadoop more virtualization-aware
We discuss how these components work in concert to enable elastic, multi-tenant, reliable Hadoop on demand, providing enterprises the ideal way to leverage Hadoop for numerous big data needs.
Kevin Leong
VSVC4830 vCenter Deep Dive The popular vCenter deep divers are back this time armed with all the questions customers have asked us since the release of vCenter 5.1. We will talk about everything you need about vCenter and its components.Upgrading to vSphere 5.x can be a challenging task. vCenter now consists of four moving parts (SSO, vCenter Server, Inventory Service, and the Web Client). This presentation will help administrators understand the various deployment models, issues to consider while upgrading and best practices for future-proofing your vSphere environment regardless of size Deep Bhattacharjee Ameet Jani
VSVC5548 Making the Most of Limited Resources – Virtualization Considerations From Closet to Datacenter for SMB and Branch Offices The focus of this session is solutions for small business and branch office considerations. With modern servers and VMware virtualization, businesses have a lot of power and flexibility available to them, but dealing with servers is rarely a “fire and forget” story. Given limited resources from personnel, to budget, to location restraints such as space and power limitations, the aim is present best practices on how to plan and implement a solid “datacenter”, even if it’s as humble as a server in a closet. Matthew Paul Damon Earley
VSVC6183 ATT’s Migration to vSphere with AutoDeploy Listen to real life examples of AT&T’s implementation of AutoDeploy using Cisco UCS. Learn how to implement AutoDeploy leveraging the special AutoDeploy adaptations implemented specifically in the Cisco UCS bios. Learn real life pitfalls and opportunities that AutoDeploy can leverage. John Kennedy
VSVC6589 IO.OS: Because the Data Center Needs an Operating System What is a PC without an operating system? It’s a box of parts. The operating system gives you control, performance and management. It is intelligent and optimizes the components to perform as an integrated system. It allows you to optimize, drive efficiency and analyze. The data center needs an operating system. Join CIO and GM of IO Labs, Kevin Malik, to learn more about IO.OS, the world’s first data center operating system. Kevin Malik
VSVC6656 Enabling Software Defined Datacenter Through HP and VMware Collaboration Cloud-enable an existing ESX virtualized datacenter with seamless integration with Openstack. This model exposes ESX Virtualized constructs like Cluster, Resource pools (exposed by vCenter) as Openstack Host constructs and provides Consistent, Portable cloud semantics. The intent is to expose vCenter value adds like DRS, HA enabled VM deployment, Template based provisioning, VDS constructs as Openstack extended / abstracted constructs and interfaces. This enables ease of consumption for a cloud user across cloud deployment models (Private / Public clouds). The key first set of realization that is aimed at Havana is as follows
1. Multi cluster support
2. Resource pool support
3. vCenter template based deployment
4. FC / iSCSI 3 PAR volume deployment (for a given cluster)
5. Health and monitoring for ESX
Adding these features to Openstack will form the building blocks for the next generation Converged Infrastructure products built using VMWare and HP products to enable Software defined Datacenter.

VMworld 2013 – Time to Vote!

Voting for VMworld 2013 Sessions is now open to all. Do you believe it’s that time of year already?

There are tons of sessions to choose from, and it’s all up to you to decide on what will make it. You will be required to log in to your vmworld.com account to vote. If you do not have a vmworld.com account, you can set one up for free at http://www.vmworld.com Once you have registered your account, just follow this link: http://www.vmworld.com/cfp.jspa

You will get a list of all of the session proposals, all with a small icon of a white thumb in front of the sessions. You can vote on as many sessions as you’d like. To vote, just click on the thumb. You’ll receive a confirmation window that you voted, and the thumb will turn green. Voting is open April 23 – May 6 until 5:00pm PDT.

Questions? Email: VMworld2013SpeakerSupport@vmware-events.com

A plug for VMware Global Services

The following are sessions submitted for voting by our very own Global Services employees from our offices around the globe. If you see something of interest to you here, be sure to give them your vote!

Title Track/Number Submitter
Architecting a software defined datacenter 4529 David Hill
Deploying a Private Cloud with vCloud Automation Center and vSphere 4517 David Hill & Raman Veeramraju
Monitoring your vCloud Infrastructure with VCenter Operations 4667 David Hill & Aidan Dalgeish
How to deploy a Hybrid Cloud in less than a day 4750 David Hill
The Good, The Bad and the Troubleshooting 4551 – VSA Simon Todd
EUC Application Strategy Best Practices 4610 Ray Dusseault
Mirage 101 4609 Ray Dusseault
Mirage 201 4608 Ray Dusseault
Horizon Mirage Implementation and Design Best Practices 4587 Ray Dusseault
ThinApp Implementation and Design Best Practices 4586 Ray Dusseault
Managed Packaging Services Best Practices 4611 Ray Dusseault
How to Optimally Architect and Implement the VMware Single Sign On 6228 Deji Akomolafe & Deep Bhattacharjee
Demystifying vSphere SSL Certificates Use and Replacement 6229 Deji Akomolafe & Josh Gray
How to Peacefully coexist with Your VMware Infrastructure 4883 Josh Gray
vSphere 5.1 Install and Upgrade Best Practices 4884 Josh Gray
vSphere Identity & SSL Management: Past, Present, and Future 4882 Josh Gray
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!?!? [vCloud Director] 4495 Jon Hemming
Best Practices for Virtualizing Tier1 Oracle on vSphere, SDDC Platform 5598 Kannan Mani & Matt Scott
Disaster Recovery solution with Oracle Data Guard and Site Recovery Manager 4905 Kannan Mani & Brad Pinkston
Demystifying VMware Mirage – Tips and Tricks for Success 4815 Justin Venezia & Simon Long
Best Practices for Load Balancing and High Availability for the Horizon Suite 4782 Justin Venezia
EUC Design Double Check – Validating Your EUC Solutions 4810 Justin Venezia
Locking Down the Horizon Suite with vCNS/NSX 4825 Justin Venezia & Rob Randall
An Architect’s View of the Horizon Suite – Best Practices for Putting the Pieces Together 4781 Justin Venezia & Stephane Asselin
Ready, set, go! – The race to Operational Readiness for EUC 4591 Kris Boyd
EUC Experts Panel — Successful Implementations 6045 Kris Boyd, Simon Long, Stephane Asselin, Ray Dusseault & Justin Venezia (Panel)
Getting started with Horizon Workspace – Use Cases and configuration 6044 Kris Boyd & Stephane Asselin
College wins student over with EUC 4634 Stephane Asselin & Yves Bourgeois
Load-Balancing and High-Availability for EUC solutions 4624 Stephane Asselin & Justin Venezia
EUC – Putting the Pieces Together 4592 Stephane Asselin & Jared Cook
vCenter Stats for Developers 4840 Melori Arellano & Marcelo Rodriguez
The world in my Postgres : Integrating PostGIS with vFabric Postgres 4829 Marcelo Rodriguez
vFabric Postgres on vSphere: The Virtual-Aware Database 4826 Marcelo Rodriguez
Storage solutions for Microsoft Tier-1 Applications 5432 Alex Fontana & NetApp
Virtualize Active Directory, the Right Way! 5618 Alex Fontana
Successfully Virtualize Microsoft Exchange Server 5613 Alex Fontana
Data Visualization in a Cloud Environment 4492 Faisal Akber
Did you say Mango or Mongo? Best Practices for Running MongoDB on VMware vSphere 4554 Faisal Akber
My name…is NEO! Best Practices for Running Neo4J on VMware vSphere 4573 Faisal Akber
Running Hadoop in a VMware vSphere Environment 4588 Faisal Akber
Troubleshooting tips for VMware vFabric Postgres 4589 Faisal Akber
Performance Tuning VMware vFabric Postgres 4593 Faisal Akber
VMware vSphere CSI – So your host experienced a Purple Screen crash? 4491 Faisal Akber, Alan Castonguay & Jimmie Clinton
Redis in a VMware vSphere Environment 4574 Faisal Akber & Bill Sitchler
Software-Defined Storage, the VCDX Way 4798 Wade Holmes & Rawlinson Rivera
Open up the vCloud hood using PowerCLI, Hyperic, vCenter Operations Manager and vCenter Orchestrator to reveal the inner cloud 5287 Phil Ditzel
A Class on Software Defined Datacenter Integration (3-part session) 5389 Chris Knowles & Thomas Kraus
SAP on VMware Design and Performance Management Guidelines 4926 Vas Mitra & Mohan Potheri
Performance Management of Business Critical Applications using vCenter Operations Manager 4891 Vas Mitra & TBD
Single Sign on To Your Cloud! 5344 Jeremy Sage & Tom Ralph
Managing 5,000 vCloud Users, from the Tenant Point of View 5346 Jeremy Sage & Tom Ralph
7 Design Patterns for vCenter Orchestrator Workflows 5365 Joerg Lew
vCenter Orchestrator Best-Practices 5360 Joerg Lew & Christophe Decanini
How To Build Your Hybrid Cloud and Consume the Public Cloud 4783 Chris Colotti
Technical Deep Dive: ESX Top Tips and Tricks to Keep You on Top of Your vSphere Environment! 5268 Mostafa Khalil & Wen Yu (Nimble Storage)
Deploying VMware vCloud with Amazing Scale: Tips & Tricks 5268 Ford Donald
Virtualizing Highly Available SQL Servers 5932 Scott Salyer
The Role of Overlay Networks in Network Virtualization 4768 Kamau Wanguhu
Addressing your DR IP ails without the need for ale 4804 Kamau Wanguhu & Aidan Dalgleish
Demystifying the Network on the Road to the SDDC 4784 Kamau Wanguhu & Chris Colotti
Firmware Drivers for ESX – Why, and Why Not? 4762 Nathan Small & Steve Sykes
vSphere Performance – Getting the most bang for your buck 5111 Peter Boone
vSphere Security – Protecting your environment and how to CYA 5127 Peter Boone
The Persuit of Security – The vSphere SSL Certificate Story 4794 Jonathan McDonald
vCenter Database Architecture, Performance and Troubleshooting 4645 Jonathan McDonald
Many Moving Parts – Designing Distributed vSphere 5.1+ Infrastructures 4647 Jonathan McDonald
vCenter SSO – a Panel Discussion 4988 Jonathan McDonald, Evelina Krumova, Deep Bhattacharjee, Justin King & Josh Gray (Panel)
Just because you could doesn’t mean you should – Lessons learned in designing vCenter Single Sign On environment 4646 Jonathan McDonald & Josh Gray
Building the Pyramids – A Beginner’s Guide to Demystifying Storage Architecture 4789 Patrick Carmichael
Found by the Side of the Road – Building a Low-Cost, Yet Effective, DR Site 4792 Patrick Carmichael
Just because you could doesn’t mean you should – Lessons learned in Storage Best Practices 4791 Patrick Carmichael
Flash – Architecting for a New Storage Paradigm 5435 Patrick Carmichael & Tee Glasgow (Violin Memory)
How to skin Puppet with Razor: a practical guide to vSphere automation 5383 Fabio Rapposelli & Massimo Re Ferrè