Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2019


I’m excited to announce that the “Extreme Performance Series” is back for its 7th 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 chock full of advanced content, practical advice, and exciting technical details!

Breakout Sessions

Spread across 4 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 SanFran BCN Title
HBI2526BU tba Extreme Performance Series: Performance Best Practices
HBI2494BU tba Extreme Performance Series: vSphere Compute & Memory Schedulers
HBI2090BU tba Extreme Performance Series: vSphere & Intel Optane DC PMEM=Max Performance
HBI1421BU tba Innovations in vMotion: Features, Performance and Best Practices
HBI2880BU tba Extreme Performance Series: DRS 2.0 Performance Deep Dive
HCI1619BU tba Troubleshooting performance issues with vSAN Performance Diagnostics
HCI1606BU tba SAP HANA on vSAN: Best Practice Recommendations and Lessons Learned
MLA1594BU tba Optimize Virtualized Deep Learning Performance with New Intel Architectures
BCA1332BU tba The Different Forms of Machine Learning: How They Fit with VMware
BCA1563BU tba High Performance Virtualized Spark Clusters on Kubernetes for Deep Learning
BCA1482BU tba Extreme Performance Series: SQLServer, Oracle, and SAP Monster Database VMs
BCA1430BU tba Accelerating Application/Database Performance In the Self-Learning SDDC
BCA2551BU tba Extreme Performance Series: Low Latency Media & Entertainment Workloads
BCA1393BU tba SAP HANA on vSphere 6.7u2 and Intel Cascade Lake Best Practices

TAM Customers

For our customers that are part of the VMware TAM program, Performance will be represented with two unique performance breakouts:

  • TAM3240U vSphere Performance: Deep Dive by Mark Achtemichuk
  • TAM3615U vCenter Performance: Deep Dive by Ravi Soundararajan

Be sure to add this to your schedule as soon as possible to avoid being waitlisted.

Performance Tutorial (formerly Boot Camp)


This is the 4th consecutive year that this elite program has been offered as an extended learning opportunity for the attendees of VMworld. Specific SQL, Oracle, HPC, etc tutorials will still be offered, but we have had many requests for a workload agnostic tutorial. This tutorial will enable you to confidently support all your virtual workloads and give you an opportunity to directly interact with VMware Performance Engineering.

Starting in 2019 , the tutorials are made available as part of the session catalog , so be sure to add the workshop to your list of selected sessions. There are a limited number of seats to ensure many opportunities for attendee participation and they are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This 4 hours is not for the faint of heart. It will be chock full of technical detail delivered by Mark Achtemichuk and Valentin Bondzio.

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.

Ask The Experts

This program allows you to book some one-on-one time with various highly skilled VMware professionals. You’ll be able to sit down and talk with experts, 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-2004-01-SDC Mastering vSphere Performance
    VMware vSphere ensures workloads run with maximum performance on your ESXi hosts and clusters. This lab showcases what is new in vSphere 6.7 Update 2, including support for new technologies such as Persistent Memory (PMem), Quick Boot, and Instant Clone. Learn how to right-size VMs for your particular environment, so resources are not under or overprovisioned. Learn how to benchmark various application workloads (i.e. web servers and databases), and how to measure and monitor system resources (CPU, memory, networking, and storage) using a variety of common utilization measurement tools.

  • SPL-2004-02-CHG VMware vSphere 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 a great way to experience some off the most common performance issues and how to resolve them in a fun and prescriptive way.

  • SPL-1947-01-EMT Machine Learning Workloads in vSphere Using GPUs – Getting Started
    Explore how to accelerate Machine Learning Workloads on vSphere using GPUs. Learn about Passthrough and vGPU NVIDIA GRID mechanisms to access GPU from a VM, how to run machine learning workloads using TensorFlow and GPUs on vSphere. and how to maximize your datacenter resources including GPUs by running diverse workloads.

2019 will be a “Colossal” year for the Extreme Performance Series and we look forward to you joining us!

See you at VMworld 2019.

@vmMarkA #xPerfSeries #PerfBootcamp




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