Whether you’re looking for an introduction to container technology or a technical deep dive into VMware’s container products and services, the Cloud Native Apps track at VMworld US has you covered. Case Studies, Customer Panels, Technical Deep Dives, Overviews, Workshops, and Hands on Labs, we have them all. To help you schedule your VMworld and choose your favorite cloud native sessions we’ve compiled a list of our activities below.

Sunday August 26th, 2018: 

Run Kubernetes on VMware [CNA3686WU] Workshop
Sunday August 26 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Starting with an introduction to containers and Kubernetes, the Kubernetes on vSphere workshop will guide you through implementation of containers on vSphere using PKS. Through labs and live exercises, the workshop will guide you through the different components of Kubernetes and help you deploy applications using Kubernetes. For anyone with an interest in container technology, this isn’t something you want to miss.

Container Portfolio at VMware [CNA1634QU] – 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Do you want to know the differences between Pivotal Container Service (PKS), VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE), and vSphere Integrated Containers? Wondering which VMware container solution is right for your organization? Join Paul Dul, VP of Product Management of Cloud Native Apps BU to understand VMware’s full portfolio of container products and services ranging from self service models to fully managed services.

What’s new with PKS and Emerging Use Cases [CNA1780QU] – 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Catch up on the latest features of PKS in this overview by Cornelia Davis, Sr. Director of Technology from Pivotal, and learn about some emerging PKS use cases.

Integrating VKE with Existing AWS Services [CNA3106QU] – 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Heard of VMware’s newest addition to the container services portfolio? Thinking of trying it out? Learn how to integrate this fully-managed Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering with your existing AWS services.

Monday August 27th, 2018

Container and Kubernetes 101 for vSphere Admins [CNA1564BU] – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calling all vSphere admins! If you’re thinking about experimenting with containers, or just curious about this new technology, this overview session is for you. Attend to understand how container technology, microservices architecture and Kubernetes work and how they might be able to make your life easier.

Deploy Enterprise-Grade Kubernetes: Real-World Stories from PKS Customers [CNA1199PU] – 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
We’re very excited to bring our customers to you in this panel. Hear directly from your peer executives and IT leaders about deploying PKS in their own organizations: the benefits, challenges, uses, and successes.

Deep Dive: The Value of Running Kubernetes on vSphere [CNA1553BU] – 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Why should you run Kubernetes on vSphere? With 20 years of engineering experience in kernel and distributed computing, VMware vSphere provides great value for running large scale Kubernetes deployments. Attend this technical session to learn more.

Applying Software Design Patterns and Methodologies to Your IT Services [CNA2141BU] – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
VI admins who are interested in leveling up your current skill sets to become a SRE (Site Reliability Engineer)? Attend this session to gain expertise in SRE core concepts like platform design, immutable, version control, configuration management, and CI/CD.

Tuesday August 28th, 2018

Hands On Lab
Tuesday August 28, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Now that you’ve leveled up on containers, Kubernetes and PKS, want to try out the product? Join us for the PKS Hands On Lab to get your hands on the product. We have a self-paced option as well as an expert-led option for practitioners at different levels.

Intro to VMware Kubernetes Engine – Managed K8s Service on Public Cloud [CNA2084BU] – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
VMware announced VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) on June 26th. Wondering what it does and how it works? Running containerized applications on public cloud? Attend this session for an overview of VMware’s newest container service: fully-managed Kubernetes-as-a-Service on Public Cloud.

Put a Lid on It: Securing Containers and Kubernetes on vSphere [CNA1656BU] – 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Is security an obstacle to container adoption at your organization? Time and again, security emerges as a top challenge for container adoption. Attend this session to learn how to secure Kubernetes and containers at infrastructure, orchestrator and container level through micro-segmentation, image signing, notary, vulnerability scans, authentication, LDAP, RBAC, and security policies.

Run Docker on Existing Infrastructure with vSphere Integrated Containers [CNA1493BU] – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Do developers in your organization use Docker to build and deploy applications? Are you wondering how to run containers on your vSphere Infrastructure? Learn how vSphere Integrated Containers provides a Docker-native experience for end users and a vSphere native experience for IT.  Real world use cases and a live demo will help translate your learnings into real world scenarios.

Technical Deep Dive: Kubernetes Networking and Security with NSX-T on PKS [CNA3146BU] – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Every Kubernetes deployment requires complicated network configurations. Join VMware container networking experts to unravel the layers of networking and learn how you can deploy and isolate Kubernetes components through network configurations. Learn how to enable security policies and micro-segmentation on container networks using VMware NSX-T.

Architecting PKS for Production Lessons Learned from PKS Deployments [CNA2755BU] – 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Attend to learn dos and don’ts, best practices and expertise culled from real-world PKS deployments for customers. Leave this session empowered to deploy and manage secure containerized workloads using PKS and NSX-T.

Wednesday August 29th, 2018

Operating and Managing Kubernetes on Day 2 with PKS [CNA1075BU] – 8:00 am – 9:00 am
PKS simplifes Day 2 operational tasks like monitoring, logging, and troubleshooting for your Kubernetes deployments. Attend this session to learn how you can leverage the full power of PKS’ integrations with products like vRealize Operations, vRealize LogInsight, and Wavefront by VMware to manage Day 2 activities.

Run Stateful Apps on Kubernetes with PKS: Highlight WebLogic Server [CNA2009BU] – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Containers and stateful apps: so many questions!  Should your organization containerize its stateful apps deployed on middleware platforms? How can you run stateful apps on Kubernetes while maintaining persistent storage? If you decide to go the cloud native way, what approach should you adopt: lift-and-shift or refactor the app? In this session, VMware experts will show you how to answer every one of these questions.

Deploy vSphere Integrated Containers in Production: Case Study with Allegis [CNA1200BU] – 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Come hear from our customer Allegis on the challenges, successes, and experience of deploying containerized workloads on vSphere using vSphere Integrated Containers. Not content with just hearing about it, we will demo the launch of hundreds of containers on container virtual machines and their management using familiar vSphere tools.

Deep Dive: VMware Kubernetes Engine-Kubernetes as a Service on Public Cloud [CNA3124BU] – 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Heard enough about VMware Kubernetes Engine? Want to see it in action? This live session will demonstrate the creation of a Kubernetes Smart Cluster, the deployment of an app, how to apply access policies, monitoring and integrating with existing VMware engineers.

Thursday August 30th, 2018

Have Your Cake and Eat It: VMware IT Adoption of PKS [CNA1232BU] – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
VMware runs on VMware. After exploring several different container orchestration systems, VMware IT has adopted Kubernetes and PKS. Attend to hear a live blow-by-blow account of how VMware IT deployed PKS with NSX-T integration.

Manage 100s of clusters, 1000s of namespaces using VMware Kubernetes Engine [CNA3173BU] – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Heard that VKE offers granular access policy but not sure how it works? Pondering how you might translate your organization structure into access policies that maximize security? Attend this session to learn about VKE’s folder and project concepts for managing access.


Over the coming weeks, we’ll dive deeper into content areas and specific sessions, you may even get a few sneak peeks at sessions. If you have VMworld-related questions you’d like us to cover in a subsequent post, tweet to us @CloudNativeApps.