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By Rich BourdeauVMworld 2016 - IT Automation Sessions

I put together a list of the important, must-see, cloud and IT automation sessions that you will not want to miss.  I’ve organized them by day and time, because you are going to need to make some tough decisions.  The good news is that if for some reason you can’t attend a specific session, many are recorded and all will have slides available after the show.  If you’re registered as a Full Conference Pass attendee at VMworld, use our schedule builder feature to pre-register and reserve seats at your top choices because some of the more popular ones fill up fast.   Check out Content Catalog to see all our sessions and labs.

Monday

  • Automating Your Network Services Deployments with VMware NSX and Realize Automation[NET10011-EDU]
    In this session, we’ll discuss building your vRealize Automation blueprints with automated network services deployments from VMware NSX.
    Monday, Aug 29, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Lessons Learned from EMC IT’s Data Center Evolution [MGT8439]
    This session will give an overview of the case study on how EMC IT has transformed its infrastructure from Highly Virtualized to Highly Automated in order to reduce costs and streamline service delivery.
    Monday, Aug 29, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • vRealize Automation: Abstracting the vSphere Endpoint as a Cloud Resource [INF10017-EDU]
    this session where we’ll define how a traditional vSphere infrastructure built using vCenter Server and ESXi hosts will be abstracted as a resource to be used by the vRealize Automation Cloud Abstraction layer.
    Monday, Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Application Networking and Security Lifecycle Management from vRealize Automationand NSX [MGT8733]
    See how VMware’s unique integration of vRealize Automation and NSX solutions and give you back hours to your day by automating the full application lifecycle from provisioning through decommissioning.
    Monday, Aug 29, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • IT Automation with NSX Network Virtualization and Security [NET8731]
    We will discuss how enterprises are automating provisioning and configuration management for their networking and security infrastructure and achieving more speed, agility, and consistency
    Monday, Aug 29, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday

  • Container Management with vRealize Automation[MGT7804]
    Learn about VMware vRealize Automation’s capabilities (available as a private beta) that enable you to manage container hosts and containerized applications
    Tuesday, Aug 30, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • vRealize Automationand NSX Design Experts Panel [MGT9220]
    Attend this experts panel to learn how to deploy, integrate, and manage NSX for vRealize Automation consumption.
    Tuesday, Aug 30, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Transforming Day 2 Operations with vRealize 7.0 Event Broker [INF10014-EDU]
    Join us for an overview of how vRealize Automation Event Broker can transform Day 2 management in your environment.
    Tuesday, Aug 30, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • From Zero to SDDC at a Major Telco [MGT8984]
    Learn how a major telecommunications company started with a consolidation project and evolved into an agile, fluid private cloud with the help of VMware vRealize Suite.  We will walk you through the company’s challenges, lessons learnt, and real-life incremental successes, including how it achieved cost savings of up to 90 percent and reduced provisioning of resources from months to days.
    Tuesday, Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • vRealize the Possibilities: Application Agility and Rapid Deployment with vRealize Automation, Orchestration, Operations and Log Insight [MGT9615-SPO]
     This presentation will walk customers through a real word scenario where an application is provisioned, configured, monitored and scaled using the vRealize tool set.
    Tuesday, Aug 30, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Creating Automated Self-Service Data Protection with Rubrik and vRealize Automation[MGT8714-SPO]
    Join this dive deep into how you can expose policy-driven data protection through PowerShell, vRealize Orchestrator, and vRealize Automation.
    Tuesday, Aug 30, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • A Dream Achieved: A Case Study in End-to-End Cloud Automation Leveraging vRealize Suite and NSX [MGT7735]
    In this session, Deloitte Australia will share its Deloitte MyCloud initiative, a focus many years in the making targeted to deliver a Software-Defined Data Center and end-to-end hybrid cloud automation for internal and business services
    Tuesday, Aug 30, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • How to Relocate Your Physical Data Center Without Downtime in a Few Clicks, Thanks to Automation[INF8837]
    In this presentation, we will demonstrate a solution to run a fully automated migration of an active data center from planning to final execution.
    Tuesday, Aug 30, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Better Together: vRealize Automationand vCloud Air [HBC9065]
    In this session, we will be reviewing the benefits of using vRealize Automation and vCloud Air, as well as walking through a standard configuration to demonstrate how you can take advantage of this powerful combination.
    Tuesday, Aug 30, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday

  • vRealize Automationand NSX Design Best Practices [NET7956]
    This advanced technical session provides hands-on design details and experiences to get the best out of the vRealize Automation and NSX integration
    Wednesday, Aug 31, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Our SDDC Journey – See how SDDC transformed IT in just 12 months and changed how we think about “automation” at Johnson & Johnson IT. [MGT8884]
    We will review the architecture, capabilities of the system and summarize the realized benefits as well as challenges and lessons learned from a large healthcare company.
    Wednesday, Aug 31, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the vRealize AutomationAPI [MGT8332]
    Jumpstart your API usage.  This session will explore how to use the vRealize Automation APIs for common use cases.
    Wednesday, Aug 31, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Automating Your Network Services Deployments with VMware NSX and Realize Automation [NET10011-EDU]

In this session, we’ll discuss building your vRealize Automation blueprints with automated network services deployments from VMware NSX.

Wednesday, Aug 31, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Day 2 Automated Operations with vRealize Automation0 and the Event Broker Service, a Deep Dive. [MGT9184]
    Join us as we jump in the deep end with vRealize Automation Event Broker Service to help transform Day 2 management in your environment.
    Wednesday, Aug 31, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Save Time With Everything and Anything as a Service (XaaS) using vRealize Automation (vRA) [MGT8085]
    A look at real-world customer examples of how to extend vRealize Automation capabilities with the XaaS service designer.
    Wednesday, Aug 31, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Moving to Infrastructure as Code: How Fannie Mae Is Managing the SDDC with the vRCS Management Pack (aka Project Houdini) [MGT8499]
    This session will help IT administrators and cloud architects understand how they can adopt DevOps best practices to help them manage their private and public cloud infrastructure artifacts.
    Wednesday, Aug 31, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • How PG&E is Automating Secure Environments with NSX, vRealize Automation, and vRealize Orchestrator [NET7648]
    Join PG&E in this technical session to learn more about their custom designed workflows for vRealize Automation and NSX and how these customization’s have changed deployments at PG&E.
    Wednesday, Aug 31, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • vRealize Automation7 in VMware Cloud Foundation [SDDC8615]
    This session covers the integration of VMware vRealize Automation 7.0 with VMware Cloud Foundation including vCenter Server, vSphere, VMware NSX, and VMware VSAN.
    Wednesday, Aug 31, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Implementing Self-Service Storage Provisioning with vRealize Automation XaaS [SDDC9456-SPO]

This session will include walkthroughs to implement examples of some of the various ways vRealize Automation Anything-as-a-services (XaaS) can be leveraged to manage and provision storage

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Transforming Day 2 Operations with vRealize 7.0 Event Broker [INF10014-EDU]
    Join us for an overview of how vRealize Automation Event Broker can transform Day 2 management in your environment.
    Tuesday, Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Forrester Research POV on DevOps, Automation, and Virtualization Maturity Trends [MGT8969]
    Join this session to hear Forrester and VMware review a recent market research study that provides insights into key trends in maturity across DevOps, automation, and virtualization.
    Wednesday, Aug 31, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Thursday

  • vRealize Automation: Abstracting the vSphere Endpoint as a Cloud Resource [INF10017-EDU]
    this session where we’ll define how a traditional vSphere infrastructure built using vCenter Server and ESXi hosts will be abstracted as a resource to be used by the vRealize Automation Cloud Abstraction layer.
    Thursday, Sep 01, 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Simpler Extensibility in vRealize Automation0 with the Event Broker [MGT8543]
    Come meet with the team responsible for automating the delivery of IT services for the vRealize  Automation Development team.  They have transitioned their extensive vRealize Orchestrator customization from the workflow stubs to the Event Broker in order to make for simpler integration.
    Thursday, Sep 01, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

Not Scheduled

These sessions were not scheduled at the time this post was published.

  • Automating Resource Reclamation in the Modern Data Center [MGT7782-QT]
    Through a demo and presentation, we will walk you through how we achieved the automated shutdown and reclamation of idle VMs using vRealize Operations and vRealize Automation.
  • Thales UK – How Defining a Service Led to Automation Success [SDDC8824]
    Thales and VMware will talk through how we pragmatically applied the concepts from the the VMware Cloud Operating model to the Thales environment.
  • Service AutomationRoadmap: Approach and Samples [SDDC7876-QT]
    This session will provide practical guidance on designing a roadmap for service automation, in terms of tools, people, and process, and explore example roadmaps developed for customers who have successfully implemented a private cloud and service automation.
  • How Retailer SPAR deployed Private Cloud usingAutomationand Self-Service provisioning with vRealize Stack [MGT9945-SPO]
    Hear from European retailer SPAR, who changed their model of IT to be completely service led using a private cloud leveraging vRealize Automation and Hitachi Converged infrastructure