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vVols at VMworld 2019, Make Your Mark

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With the continued development of vVols from VMware, and more importantly storage vendors, the adoption of vVols continues to accelerate. More and more customers are realizing the efficiency and ease of use in managing external storage with Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM).  vVols allows policy control of external storage using standard storage protocols. As of vSphere 6.7, vVols supports SCSI-3 PRs, allowing you to place your clustered applications like Microsoft WSFC on vVols, no more RDMs! Need to change the storage capability of a VM or application? Just change the storage policy, no need to migrate to a different datastore! One of the hottest sessions will definitely be the technical preview of SRM with vVols. The long-awaited integration of SRM and vVols is in development and will be demonstrated at VMworld! I’ll be doing a vVols deep dive with Govindan, the vVols engineer and hosting an industry panel Q&A on vVols where you will hear directly from storage vendors.

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VMworld is quickly approaching, and sessions are filling fast, don’t miss out on the latest from VMware and storage partners on vVols. I’ve created a list of the vVols and HOL sessions, make sure to reserve your seat.  If a session if full, please put your name on the waiting list as the session may be moved to a larger room to accommodate the increased interest.

Cheers and see you at VMworld!

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Break Out Sessions

vSphere Virtual Volumes: Technical Deep Dive [HBI2853BU]
Tuesday, August 27, 12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
Jason Massae, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Thiruvengada Govindan Thirumal, Core Storage Staff Engineer, VMware, VMware

Converting MSCS with Physical RDMs to vVols [VMTN5031U]
Tuesday, August 27, 03:45 PM – 04:00 PM
Alex Carver, Solutions Architect, Pure Storage

Why should I use Virtual Volumes? A technical review. [HBI3416BUS]
Wednesday, August 28, 08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
Cody Hosterman, Technical Director, Pure Storage

vSphere External Storage for the Hybrid Cloud [HCI3451BU]
Wednesday, August 28, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Bryan Young, Group Product Line Manager, VMware

Tech Preview of Site Recovery Manager with Virtual Volumes [HCI2894BU]
Wednesday, August 28, 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Velina Krasteva, Senior Product Manager, VMware
Stefan Tsonev, Director of Engineering for Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication, VMware
Cody Hosterman, Technical Director, Pure Storage

GSS Talks Virtual Volumes: It’s Time to Step into the Future [HBI1956BU]
Thursday, August 29, 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Brandon McFeron, Core Storage Escalations Engineer for GSS, VMware

The Industry on Virtual Volumes: Tech Panel Q & A [HBI3008PU]
Thursday, August 29, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Jason Massae, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Andy Banta, Storage Janitor, SolidFire Prod Mgmt & Strategy, NetApp
Karl Owen, Senior Distinguished Engineer, Dell Technologies
Cody Hosterman, Technical Director, Pure Storage
Eric Siebert, Product Manager 3PAR/Primera, HPE

vSphere Storage – What’s ahead for VMFS, NFS, VVols, Clustering, and PSA? [TAM3242U]
Tuesday, August 27, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Bryan Young, Group Product Line Manager, VMware
Naveen Krishnamurthy, Senior Product Manager, VMware

vVols HOL

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management HOL [SPL-2005-02-HCI_U]
Hands-on Labs Self-Paced Lab
Tim Koishor, Solutions Engineer, VMware

VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management Expert-Led HOL [ELW-2005-02-HCI_U]
Sunday, August 25, 12:30 PM – 01:45 PM
Wednesday, August 28, 01:30 PM – 02:45 PM
Tim Koishor, Solutions Engineer, VMware