VMworld 2020


The countdown to VMworld 2020 is nearly at an end and we are eager to share our latest advancements in network and security virtualization that are powering the Virtual Cloud Network with you. With this year’s FREE virtual event having such a jam-packed agenda on all things virtualization, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to navigating the Virtual Cloud Network.

Our engineers, technologists and customers will be dropping knowledge in over 100+ live and on-demand technical sessions, hands-on labs, and interactive roundtable sessions throughout the event, covering all technical levels from beginner to advanced. Read on to get a curated list of can’t-miss activities going on between September 29 and October 1.

If you haven’t already registered, make sure to do so here and then jump into the content catalog and schedule your sessions today. See you online!

(For Security-specific programming, check out this post on the top security sessions you must attend at VMworld)

 Virtual Cloud Networking Education Track at VMworld

(Note: Scheduled Sessions are offered during several timeslots to

accommodate regional time zones. Click the session links to attend the most convenient one for you. And for the full-list of scheduled and on-demand sessions, click here.)


Get a front row seat to the latest on Virtual Cloud Network innovations and technologies and view demonstrations on how they are enabling businesses to move faster.

The Network for Your Future Ready Business [VCN2799]

  • Speaker: Tom Gillis (@_TomGillis), SVP and GM, Networking and Security, VMware

Intrinsic Security, Intrinsic Advantage [IS2800]

  • Speakers: Sanjay Poonen, COO, Customer Operations, Patrick Morley, SVP/GM Security Business Unit, and Evin Hernandez, Sr Technical Marketing Manager, VMware


Learn how to connect and protect applications deployed on VMs, containers and bare metal from data center to edge to multi-cloud.·

Making Your Private Cloud Network Run Like a Public Cloud – Part 1 [VCNC2917]

  • Speaker: Umesh Mahajan, SVP and GM , NSX, VMware

Making Your Private Cloud Network Run Like a Public Cloud – Part 2 [VCNC2918]

  • Speakers: Tom Gillis (@_TomGillis), SVP and GM, Networking and Security, and Ashish Shah, Sr. Director, Product Management, VMware

Advancing Networking and Security Technologies in Times of Volatility  [VCNC1784]

  • Speakers: Umesh Mahajan, SVP and GM, and Stijn Vanveerdeghem, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware

Modern Apps and Containers: Networking and Security [VCNC2920]

  • Speakers: Pere Monclus, CTO Network and Security BU, and Lucien Avramov, Director, Cloud Technologies, VMware

Introduction to Networking in vSphere with Tanzu [VCNC1184]

  • Speakers: Vinay Reddy, Senior Product Line Manager, and Yasen Simeonov, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware

Future Ready: Adapt Business Agility with Modern Load Balancing [VCNC2830]

  • Speaker: Ashish Shah, Sr. Director, Product Management, VMware

NSX Mindset The Network & Security Shift To Distributed System Architecture [VCNC2850]

  • Speaker: Chris McCain, Technologist, Director, VMware


Learn how you can secure east-west network traffic through segmentation, advanced threat detection, and application visibility per workload and application.

East-West is the New Perimeter. The Cutting Edge of Datacenter Firewalling [ISWS2944]

  • Speaker: Tom Gillis (@_TomGillis), SVP and GM, Networking and Security, VMware

Protecting East-West Traffic with Distributed Firewall & Threat Analytics [ISWS2954]

  • Speakers: Dhruv Jain, Sr Director of Product Marketing, and Christopher Kruegel, VP Security Services, VMware


Learn how to simplify the WAN while ensuring application delivery from the cloud, data center and SaaS and layer in advanced security for the branch and remote users.

Prepare for the New Normal of Work from Anywhere [VCNC2919]

  • Speaker: Sanjay Uppal, SVP & GM, VMware

Seeing Is Believing: AIOps, Monitoring and Intelligence for WAN and LAN [VCNE2384]

  • Speakers: Craig Connors, VP & CTO, SD-WAN, and Anand Srinivas, Sr. Staff Engineer, VMware

Pushing Boundaries with SD-WAN: SASE at Its Best [VCNE2349]

  • Speaker: Sanjay Uppal, SVP & GM, VMware

Users Need Their Apps: Using SD-WAN to Up Your Cloud Interconnect Game [VCNE2374]

  • Speakers: Aamer Akhter, Product Line Manager, and Chris Le, Senior Product Marketing Manager, VMware

Hands-on-Labs at VMworld

Our product leads and engineers worked double shifts to get you hands-on-experience with our tech. Here’s a list of the expert-led cloud networking labs:

  • VMware NSX-T: Getting Started
  • VMware SD-WAN by Velocloud – Getting Started
  • VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer – Getting Started
  • NSX Cloud Networking and Security across Enterprise, AWS & Azure
  • Integrating Kubernetes with VMware NSX-T Data Center

View all expert-led and self-paced Cloud Networking labs.

Networking & Security Demos at VMworld

Visit the Virtual Cloud Network demo zone to see key innovations that help you build a modern IT infrastructure that can run like a public cloud.

Join us to:

  • Learn about the VMware NSX Federation for multi-site deployments and disaster recovery.
  • See an enterprise-grade stack of Networking and Security services for applications running on Kubernetes and how the vRealize Network Insight Cloud provides intent-based analytics and rich visibility across Virtual, Physical and Cloud.
  • Check out how the NSX Advanced Load Balancer is able auto scale from the on-prem to the Public cloud with GSLB and ingress load balancing for Kubernetes applications.
  • Hear about the simplicity of deploying the VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud and monitor and manage devices and applications across the LAN and the WAN with self-healing and predictive analytics.