At VMworld 2017, we took the NSX show on the road and demonstrated our expanded capabilities and support for new use cases, locations, and clouds.

But a lot has changed in a year.

Earlier in 2018, we announced the expansion of the NSX family of products to include NSX Data Center (formerly NSX), NSX Cloud, AppDefense, NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud, and NSX Hybrid Connect. With the new portfolio, we’ve delivered on the Virtual Cloud Network vision of connecting and protecting applications and data, regardless of where they sit – from the data center, to the cloud, and the edge.

VMworld Europe

To help you learn about this vision, and the products that underpin it, we have a huge VMworld 2018 in store for you. There are over 50 dedicated networking and security sessions covering everything from the basics to super-technical deep dives.

Be sure to attend our two showcase keynote sessions. These showcases will also feature door prizes and giveaways to lucky attendees!

As a bonus, you can hear from real customers about their experiences in the Customer Panel on NSX Data Center.

Below is a guide to all things Networking and Security at VMworld Europe.

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Here is my hand curated list of can’t-miss networking and security sessions. Make sure you jump into the schedule builder on to reserve your spot before they fill-up!

The Future of Networking and Security with VMware NSX [NET1285BE]
Bruce Davie, CTO, APJ, VMware
Tuesday, 6 November, 11:00-12:00

Introduction to NSX Cloud [NET1516BE]
Percy Wadia, Director, Product Management, VMware
Tuesday, 6 November, 12:30-13:30

NSX Mindset: Clouds Collide, Opportunity Strikes [NET1919BE]
Chris McCain, Director of Product Management, NSX, VMware
Tuesday, 6 November, 12:30-13:30

The NSX Keynote: Building the Network of the Future with the Virtual Cloud Network [NS3729KE]
Tom Corn, SVP, VMware
Tom Gillis, SVP/GM, Network & Security, VMware
Sanjay Uppal, Vice President & GM, VMware
Tuesday, 6 November, 14:00-15:00

Introduction to NSX Data Center [NET2770BE]
Bruce Davie, CTO, APJ, VMware
Jonathan Morin, Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware
Tuesday, 6 November, 15:30-16:30

SD-WAN Use Cases Designed to Optimize Your Network [BRE2165BE]
Mike Howell, Global Infrastructure Engineering Manager, Rentokil Initial
Steve Woo, Co-Founder, Sr Director Product Management, VeloCloud by VMware, VMware
Tuesday, 6 November, 17:00-18:00

Deploying NSX Data Center on a Cisco Infrastructure [NET1945BE]
Paul Mancuso, Technical Product Manager, VMware
Wednesday, 7 November, 14:00-15:00

Transforming Security in a Cloud and Mobile World [SEC3730KE]
Tom Corn, SVP, VMware
Chris Corde, Senior Director, Product Management, VMware
Wednesday, 7 November, 14:00-15:00

Introduction to Container Networking and Security with NSX-T Data Center [NET2068BE]
Sai Chaitanya, Senior Manager Product Management, VMware
Ben Fairclough,  William Hill
Wednesday, 7 November, 15:30-16:30

Great Power, Great Responsibility: Least Privilege Security with VMware AppDefense [SAI3219BE]
Chris Corde, Senior Director, Product Management, VMware
Thursday, 8 November, 9:00-10:00



Please visit for the latest scheduling updates. Shortcut to Expert-led or Self-led Net/Sec HOLs.




VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Getting Started Workshop


VMware NSX Data Center for Security – DFW and Micro-Segmentation Workshop


VMware NSX Cloud – Getting Started Workshop


VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere (French) – Getting Started Workshop


VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere (German) – Getting Started Workshop





VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Getting Started


VMware NSX-T Data Center – Getting Started


VMware NSX Cloud – Getting Started


VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud – Getting Started


VMware NSX-T Data Center Operations, Troubleshooting, and API Consumption


Integrating Kubernetes with VMware NSX-T Data Center


VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) & NSX Integration – Getting Started


VMware NSX Data Center for Security – Distributed Firewall and Micro-Segmentation


VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Multi-Site & DR Deployments with SRM


VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere – Operations and Troubleshooting for Network Engineers


vSphere – Advanced Consumption


Secure Data Center Endpoints with VMware AppDefense


Check Point CloudGuard and VMware NSX – Advanced SDDC Security


Palo Alto Networks VM-Series on NSX – Next-Gen Security for your SDDC


Secure VMware Horizon with VMware NSX and Trend Micro




Visit our 5 booths under Transform Networking & Security in the Solutions Exchange to speak to our technical experts as they walk through our latest demos.

Network Virtualization

Connect & Secure Enterprise Applications
Cloud Stack Network Automation
Support New Application Frameworks

Application Security


Secure Multiple Endpoints
Automate Threat Response
Adaptive Micro-segmentation

Network Operations

Enforce Security Compliance
Networking & Security Best Practices
Network Ops for Physical & Virtual networks

Multi-Cloud Networking

Modernize DC with Hybrid Cloud Integration
Migrate Applications Across Clouds
Secure Applications in K8s + PaaS
Consistent Security Across Bare-metal, VMs, & Containers

NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud


Future-proof network for digital expansion
Central, simple, and complete network visibility
Optimize bandwidth across the entire organization
Max network uptime: Increased sales, productivity



The only place to get FREE physical copies of the latest networking and security books will be at book signings located at the VMware booth in the Solutions Exchange.

Tues, 6 Nov


SD-WAN – The Networking Blueprint for Modern Businesses

Tues, 6 Nov


Network Virtualization for Dummies

Wed, 7 Nov


VMware NSX Multi-site Solutions and Cross-vCenter NSX Design

Wed, 7 Nov


Building VMware NSX Powered Clouds and Data Centers for Small and Medium Businesses

Thurs, 8 Nov


Software-Defined WAN for Dummies




Monday, 5 Oct 2018, 13:00-17:00 at the Fira Gran Via, Room 403

Audience: Technical
Content level: 300/400

This workshop is targeted towards helping customers start their NSX-T journey. You will dive deep into an architecture overview of NSX-T and cover logical switching, security, routing/edge services, cloud management platforms and migration strategies with an existing SDN platform.

Best suited for: Customers who are interested in or embarking on their NSX-T journey.
To Register:

Monday 5 Oct 2018, 18:00-20:00 (location to be announced)

Audience: Networking and security engineers, administrators, architects, managers and leaders

Curious about the NSX Mindset? This event explores the human aspect of a transformational software product like NSX to the historically hardware-centric network engineer. Hear from peers who have transformed their careers with new solution architectures like NSX, which leverage existing investment and time-tested skill sets. This will be followed by an incredibly fun reception with a chance to win free training and swag.

Register here:

See you at VMworld Europe 2018!