If you’re at Interop, don’t miss these key spotlight sessions:
Interop Theater Session Automating Security Workflows: The SDDC Approach –Bruce Davie, CTO Networking
Wednesday, May 4 – 11:30 – 11:45 AM
Location: Interop Theater in Exhibit Hall
Abstract: Security in the data center today involves mapping policies to the network topology.This results in imperfect security (the network is under constant change), which is slow to deploy, and even slower to adapt when change is required.But what if it were possible to move away from the traditional source/destination way of describing policy?What if you knew deep information about every element in the data center and could take advantage of this “total inventory” to create better security policies that adapt automatically to changing conditions?With VMware NSX and its SDDC approach to network security, you can. This session will help you start this approach and start your journey to the SDDC.
Storage Vendor Tech Session The Easiest Path to Hyperconvergence – Virtual SAN and VMware Hyper-Converged Software – Rawlinson Rivera, Principle Architect, Storage & Availability
Wednesday, May 4 – 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Location: Mandalay Bay L
Abstract:The ubiquitous use of server virtualization and the emergence of the cloud has increased end-user expectations for performance and responsiveness, while adding pressure on IT to lower costs and increase efficiency. Join us in this session to learn how you can easily and cost-effectively extend your virtualized datacenter into a hyper-converged architecture using VMware’s market-leading hypervisor, vSphere, and the hyper-converged storage solution, Virtual SAN. We’ll specifically examine how Virtual SAN is helping solve traditional IT and storage challenges through a flash-optimized, high performance architecture, unified management and the simplicity of consuming, operating and scaling infrastructure.
VMware Booth #405 in the Expo Hall Explore the VMware product demos, Theater presentations and meet the VMware team!
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“Software-Define Your Future” with VMware at EMC World 2016 If you will be attending EMC World 2016 in Las Vegas (May 2-5), join us for a value-packed agenda of VMware keynotes, sessions, demos and labs for SDDC, Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud and Cloud-Native Apps.
Visit our VMware booth (Solutions Expo) for theater presentations every 20 minutes and meet our technical staff in person at any of the booth pods for product demos and Q&A. The VMware booth team will be offering fantastic raffle prizes for attending booth demos and instant prizes for participants in other activities.
VMware Keynotes (General Session Theater):
Tuesday, May 3rd, 10am – Ray O’Farrell – VMware Management & Orchestration
Wednesday, May 4th, 10am – Kit Colbert – VMware Cloud Native Apps
VMware Breakout Sessions & Booth Theater Presentations:
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VMware IT Business Management Suite (ITBM) - gives you the right level of visibility into the costs, utilization and service levels of IT services, CIOs can plan, manage and optimize the cost, value, and alternatives in the emerging world of dynamic IT.
vCenter Orchestrator plugin for vCenter Chargeback Manager – coming soon!
Last night, vCenter Operations has gone GA, and at the same time we have launched a new community for it.
Come check out VMware vCenter Operations community to learn about the product, watch a video tutorial given by Kit Colbert, or ask a question in the community forum.
VMware vCenter Operations helps you to proactively ensure service levels, optimum resource usage and configuration compliance in dynamic virtual and cloud environments. Through automated operations management and patented analytics, you benefit from an integrated approach to performance, capacity and configuration management.
EMC’s Chad Sakac goes into SRM failback (essentially running SRM back from the Recovery Site to your original site), but in the midst of this talks about the value proposition of SRM when, after all, many of the required steps can just be scripted, right?
SRM exactly automates those steps. Automation in a DR
situation is everything. Buildings will be burning or sprinklers
running, and cellphones will be ringing. It’s not the time for complex manual operations.
it be manually scripted? Sure. Who will maintain that script?
Traditionally – DR was reserved generally for mainframes and other
things deemed "mission critical" enough for expensive Disaster
Recovery. In those cases, the environments are VERY static – so the
idea of creating a DR plan, refreshing it and testing it once a year at
a multi-million dollar cost was reasonable. VMware is different, and
SRM brings DR to a whole new use case. This same week, I talked to a
customer who is adding 100 VMs a week on their infrastructure. Heck,
even if you’re doing 1 a week, will you update that script constantly?
tested a single VM booting. Yeah! They have 400 VMs today. First
of all, who’s going to manually register all those VMs. More
importantly – what is are the DEPENDENCIES between the VMs? There is
a specific start sequence needed, or your entire DR plan will not work.
I’m always interested in IT how projects needing cross-domain expertise
are hard, because everyone trivializes everyone else’s work or
complexity. AD and DNS, then Exchange/SQL Server, then Sharepoint –
and somewhere in their, your hundreds of other VMs – in a specific
start sequence. Who will figure out the specific start
dependencies the first time, and how will that be maintained in this
uber-script? SRM help, and come to AD3500 at VMworld to find out what
EMC is doing to make this easy.
The tested booting the VM on an isolated vswitch. The IP addressing scheme at the remote site was totally different. What will update all the IPs? Update DNS? Do any hosts hardcode IPs rather than use DNS names… anywhere?
test (including the one they did) is a useless test unless it is an
END-TO-END test. Otherwise, you have told your management that you
are ready, and the unthinkable happens and you have failed them, you’ve
failed your business, and you’ve failed yourself. In other words, a successful "pseudo test" which leads to "we have it figured out" unless you REALLY test – GUARANTEES FAILURE.