Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2018


I’m excited to announce that the Extreme Performance Series is back for its 6th year with 14 sessions created and being presented by VMware’s best and most distinguished performance engineers, principals, architects and gurus. You do not want to miss this years program as it’s chalk full of advanced content, practical advice and exciting technical details!


Spread across 5 different VMworld tracks, you’ll find these sessions full of performance details that you won’t get anywhere else at VMworld. They’ll also be recorded so if the sessions you want to see aren’t being hosted in your region, you’ll still get access to it.

See the VMworld catalog for a more detailed abstract and list of speakers!

SessionID LAS BCN Title
VIN2275BU X Extreme Performance Series: vSphere DRS 6.7 Performance and Best Practices
VIN2685BU X Extreme Performance Series: Benchmarking 101
VIN2677BU Extreme Performance Series: Performance Best Practices
VIN2183BU Extreme Performance Series: vSphere PMEM = Storage at Memory Speed
VIN1782BU Extreme Performance Series: vSphere Compute & Memory Schedulers
VIN1759BU Extreme Performance Series: vCenter Performance Deep Dive
VAP2760BU X Machine Learning & Deep Learning on vSphere Using Nvidia Virtualized GPUs
HCI3000BU X Extreme Performance Series: How To Estimate vSAN Performance
VAP1900BU High Performance Big Data and Machine Learning on VMware Cloud on AWS
VAP1492BU Performance of SQL Server, Oracle, and SAP workloads in VMware Cloud on AWS
VAP1620BU Improve App Performance with Micro-Segmentation and Distributed Routing
VIN2572BU X vMotion across Hybrid Cloud : Technical Deep Dive
CTO2390BU X Virtualize and Accelerate HPC/Big Data with SR-IOV, vGPU and RDMA
NFV2917BU X Breaking the Virtual Speed Limit: Data Plane Performance Tuning

TAM Customers

For our customers that are part of the VMware TAM program, Performance will be represented with a unique performance breakout – TAM3597U: vSphere Performance: Deep Dive – on Monday Aug 27, 2018, which will be repeated Tuesday due to high demand. Be sure to add this to your schedule as soon as possible to avoid being waitlisted.

Performance Boot Camp


Introduced last year to a sell-out audience and excellent feedback, we will again be offering a pre-VMworld Performance boot camp, in Las Vegas, focused on vSphere platform performance on Sunday August 26, 2018.

Specific SQL, Oracle, HPC, etc boot camps will still be offered, but we have had many requests for a workload agnostic camp. This boot camp will enable you to confidently support all your virtual workloads and give you an opportunity to directly interact with VMware Performance Engineering.

vSphere Advanced Performance Design, Configuration and Troubleshooting

The VMware vSphere Advanced Performance Bootcamp provides the most advanced technical performance oriented training available about vSphere performance design, tuning and troubleshooting. VMware Certified Design Expert Mark Achtemichuk and a team of VMware Performance Engineers will cover a broad range of topics that cover all resource dimensions including the ESXi scheduler, memory management, storage and network optimization. Attendees will learn how 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 other VMware experts.

Details: $800, Sunday August 26, 2018 from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Register Now <- Registration is open, seating is limited! Don’t miss out – book your seat today!

(Be sure to add the Performance boot camp during your VMworld conference registration, under Educational Offerings, after you’ve selected your conferences pass)

Ask The Experts

This program allows you to book some one-on-one time with various highly skilled VMware professionals. Performance experts will be available to sit down and talk with, as well as challenge them with your most difficult questions. This is a great forum to get specific questions answered or to explore your particular environment.

Hands On Labs

Lastly, don’t miss the new Performance focused Hands-On-Labs.

  • SPL-1904-01-SDC vSphere 6.7 Performance Diagnostics and Benchmarking
    Explore the new features in VMware vSphere v6.7 and how they impact performance, including PMEM (persistent memory) and VBS (virtualization based security). Learn how to right-size VMs for your particular environment with benchmarking tools to characterize database and application performance or host-level performance using tools like esxtop and vCenter performance charts. With over 5 hours of content, you’ll need to take this lab several times.


  • SPL-1904-02-CHG VMware vSphere 6.7 – Challenge Lab
    Put your knowledge to the test! Each challenge provides a scenario in which you must fix common problems that vSphere administrators and integration engineers face every day. This is great way to experience some off the most common performance issues and how to resolve them in a fun and prescriptive way.


2018 will be a banner year for the Extreme Performance Series and we look forward to you joining us!

See you at VMworld 2018.

@vmMarkA #xPerfSeries #PerfBootcamp


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