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VMworld 2018 US Virtualizing Applications Track

Pre-Conference Customer Boot Camps

 

This August, the VMware flagship conference VMworld 2018 will again take place in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. A highlight of the event this year will be the pre-conference Virtualizing Applications customer boot camps which will take place on Sunday August 26th.

This is the 3rd consecutive year that this elite boot camp program of has been offered as an extended learning opportunity for the attendees of VMworld.  There will be 7 separate boot camps, each of which is focused on a specific technology or application, running on vSphere and VMware Technologies. Subjects as diverse as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and the always popular “VMware vSphere Advanced Performance Design, Configuration & Troubleshooting” session will be repeated this year in the same full-day format as in previous years.

 

 

New entries into the program include full-day boot camps focused on Microsoft Active Directory and SAP, which will include S4 HANA, as well as half day events covering High Performance Computing and Machine Learning, as well as Big Data and Spark.

Each of these boot camps will be delivered by a prominent lead instructor, as well as a list of expert guest instructors from both inside and outside VMware. These boot camps are filled with practical experience and advice from industry experts that thrive in these technology areas every day.

Boot camps will include coffee breaks and lunch.

Registration for these boot camps is done during your VMworld conference registration. Be sure to add your educational package at that time for easy payment.

There are a limited number of seats, to ensure many opportunities for attendee participation and they are sold on a first come first serve basis.  Don’t miss your chance, register early!

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Microsoft SQL Server on VMware Technologies

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Lead Instructor – Oleg Ulyanov @OlegUlyanov

External Expert – David Klee @Kleegeek

Details: Full Day, $800

The Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere Bootcamp will provide the attendee the opportunity to learn the essential skills necessary to run SQL Server implementations on VMware vSphere. The best practices and optimal approaches to deployment, operation and management of SQL Server on VMware vSphere will be covered by both VMware expert Oleg Ulyanov who will be joined by Microsoft MVP David Klee from Heraflux.

This technical workshop will exceed the standard breakout session format by delivering “real-life”, instructor-led, live training and incorporating the recommended design and configuration practices for architecting Business Critical Databases on VMware vSphere infrastructure. Subjects such as performance, monitoring, high availability and disaster recovery with Failover Cluster Instances or Availability Groups as well as advanced storage architectures will be covered in depth.

 Sunday, Aug 26, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Reef F, Level 2

 

 

Architecting and Implementing Oracle Workloads on VMware Technologies

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Lead Instructor – Sudhir Balasubramanian @vRacDba

Details: Full Day, $800

On a mission to arm yourself with the latest knowledge and skills needed to master application virtualization? This VMworld bootcamps will prepare you to lead the virtualization effort in your organization, with instructor-led demos and in-depth course work designed to put you in the ranks of the IT elite. The class will provide the attendee the opportunity to learn the essential skills necessary to run Oracle implementations on VMware vSphere. The best practices and optimal approaches to deployment, operation and management of Oracle database and application software will be presented by VMware expert Sudhir Balasubramanian who will be joined by other VMware and industry experts.

This technical workshop will exceed the standard breakout session format by delivering “real-life,” instructor-led, live training and incorporating the recommended design and configuration practices for architecting Business Critical Databases on VMware vSphere infrastructure. Subjects such as Real Applications Clusters, Automatic Storage Management, vSAN and NSX as well as Oracle running on the VMware Cloud on AWS will be covered in depth.

Sunday, Aug 26, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Surf A, Level 2

 

 

vSphere Advanced Performance Design, Configuration and Troubleshooting (A “Top Gun” Performance Bootcamp)

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Lead Instructor – Mark Achtemichuk @vmMarkA

Details: Full Day, $800

The VMware vSphere Advanced Performance Bootcamp provides the most advanced technical, and practical, performance design, tuning and troubleshooting oriented training available. VMware Certified Design Expert Mark Achtemichuk highlights a team of VMware Engineers who will cover a broad range of topics including the ESXi schedulers, memory management, virtual machine optimization, storage and network tuning.

The student will become empowered to design and configure a performant vSphere platform, correctly provision right-sized virtual machines, and tune the environment for any type of application. Additionally, they will be able to identify the location of performance issues, diagnose their root cause and remediate a wide variety of performance conundrums using the many techniques practiced by the most seasoned vSphere veterans and VMware internal experts.

 Sunday, Aug 26, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Lagoon F, Level 2

 

 

Architecting and Implementing Microsoft Active Directory on VMware Technologies 

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Lead Instructor – Deji Akomolafe @Dejify

External Expert – Sander Berkouwer @SanderBerkouwer

Details: Full Day, $800

Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) is one of the most critical components of a Windows IT infrastructure. Most operations and functionalities in an Enterprise Microsoft Windows infrastructure depend on a robust, scalable, redundant and reliable Active Directory infrastructure. While most enterprises have adopted virtualization as the standard platform for their mission critical applications in production, many enterprise administrators and operators are still reluctant to virtualize Domain Controllers in their environments.

VMware’s Microsoft Applications Virtualization Lead (Deji Akomolafe) and one of the leading AD DS experts in the field – the world-renowned Sander Berkouwer (of Dirteam, 4sysops and Servercore fame) will deliver the Bootcamp. Together, they take you through the journey of virtualizing AD DS, avoiding common pitfalls, and recovering from common failures and problems associated with running Active Directory Domain Services in your enterprises. Demos include hands-on troubleshooting, correction, stabilization and optimization of a defective AD DS forest and multiple domains. Topics include, virtualization and the AD DS Database, replication, time synchronization and convergence, Fault domains, common challenge and general Best Practices.

 Sunday, Aug 26, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Breakers F, Level 2

 

 

Running SAP on VMware Technologies

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Lead Instructor – Vas Mitra @VasMitra

Details: Full Day, $800

The SAP workshop provides deep-dive training on virtualizing SAP Netweaver and SAP HANA on the VMware SDDC platform. Training will be a combination of lecture, group/individual exercises and discussion.  Topics include:

  • SAP on VMware certification process and roadmap.
  • Best practices/guidelines for virtualizing SAP Netweaver and SAP HANA.
  • Virtual sizing methodology including spreadsheet tools to help with virtual SAP sizing and design.
  • Examples based on actual implementations.
  • SAP on VMware SDDC use cases: performance monitoring; high availability and disaster recovery; hybrid cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS; PMEM; NSX; VVOLs; HCI

The workshop will be conducted by VMware expert instructors from US and Europe who together have 25+ years’ experience of virtualizing SAP.

Sunday, Aug 26, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Surf B, Level 2

 

 

Running Big Data on VMware Technologies using Spark and Hadoop

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Lead Instructor – Justin Murray @JohJustinMurray

Details: Half Day, $400

The Big Data workshop at the VMworld conference will bring you up to speed rapidly on the design of a VMware setup for hosting your big data/machine learning systems, whether you intend to do so on the private or public cloud. You will leave the workshop with a level of knowledge and confidence to design your own deployment in an optimal way.

More and more big data applications are being virtualized. In fact, on the public cloud, most big data applications are already virtualized. The big data/machine learning field is an application space in which the adoption of virtualization is accelerating. This workshop will educate you on the key design principles and the best practices that VMware has uncovered in this area including deployment architectures, performance best practices and modern application design areas.

The bootcamps will include technically detailed discussions on the topics such as, the key big data platform architectures and how they fit with virtual machines and hypervisors and existing reference architectures that are validated by the main vendors. Other topics such as emerging trends with HDFS and how GPUs may be used with these applications on vSphere.  Come join us and learn about modern Big Data Applications and VMware Technologies.

Sunday, Aug 26, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Lagoon L, Level 2

 

 

High Performance Computing and Machine Learning on VMware Technologies

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Lead Instructor – Josh Simons @JoshSimons

Details: Half Day, $400

This workshop is designed for organizations that want to expand their VMware infrastructure to host High Performance Computing workloads, as are often found in Research Computing, Machine Learning and other technical environments. You will learn how these workloads differ from infrastructure workloads and how to configure and tune to deliver the best performance for these applications. Topics will include configuration of hardware accelerators (GPUs, FPGAs, etc.) as well as discussion of specialized interconnects and options for use in the vSphere environment.

While the workshop will be a deep dive, we will also discuss the nature of these workloads so that you can have informed discussions with application owners and the IT staff who currently support them — an important part of bringing these workloads into the vSphere environment. The workshop will be run by VMware’s Josh Simons who is the Chief Technologist for HPC.

Sunday, Aug 26, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Lagoon L, Level 2

 

How to go about the registration process

 

Steps to register for the Bootcamps

  1. Login to reg link  https://reg.rainfocus.com/flow/vmware/vmworld18us/reg
  2. When you are on “My Account” page, scroll down to “Orders” where you can click “Add Package”

 

 

3.You should then see  – Virtualized Application Workshops

 

 

4. Click on ‘Virtualized Application Workshop’ drop down arrow and add a specific workshop using the radio button and select “Submit Order” at the bottom

 

 

5.  You have successfully registered for the respective Bootcamp.

 

This post is brought to you by Don Sullivan, Sudhir Balasubramanian , Mark Achtemichuk , Oleg Ulyanov , Deji Akomolafe , Vas Mitra , Justin Murray & Josh Simons.