Interested to learn more about vSAN activities this quarter, look no further!


While pre-configured vSAN ReadyNodes ensure excellent HCI performance, some users need the flexibility to use another capacity tier device or a different processor in their ReadyNode. In this webcast, we will explore what you can and can’t change in a pre-configured ReadyNode. We’ll also talk about Day 0 availability for ReadyNodes with the new Intel Purley server platform, and discuss:

  • The high level certification process conducted by our vSAN ReadyLabs
  • vSAN Hardware Market Segmentation
  • Guidelines on building your own ReadyNode with certified components
  • Brief review of vSAN Hardware Guidance

ALL past webcasts are available on demand

Getting More Out of vSAN Series:

Q118 — Deployment and Operations

Q218 — Troubleshooting and Data Availability/Movement

Q318 — Operations & Management


September Webcasts

What’s New in vSAN Management
Date: 9/14

Invite Attached and Here


How to Ready Your Infrastructure for Public Cloud

Date: 9/19

Invite Attached and Here


October Webcasts

Spiceworks Webcast ​topic TBD

Date: 10/4


vSAN SociaLab Dates

SociaLab is a bring-your-own-device, interactive hands-on lab event where our engineering experts guide you step-by-step through the technical features, functions and business use cases of a VMware solution. This is your opportunity to meet our technical experts, ask questions, collaborate with peers, and try out our solutions for yourself. The SociaLab “vSAN 6.2 from A to Z” will explain to you how easy it is to enable vSAN and use it to store your VMs, plus more. Learn about new vSAN features including All-Flash configuration, deduplication and compression, and RAID 5/6 erasure encoding, and new sparse VM swap object vSAN stretched cluster (ROBO).

Format: Half day, BYOD 6.5 lab event where attendees are guided through a lab and given opportunity to ask questions, troubleshoot on-site, and collaborate with experts and peers. Targeting 15-20 customers per city. vSAN 6.6 updates and guided vSAN HOL walk through. vCF updates and guided vCF HOL walk through.



NYC – 9/19​ – vCF + vSAN Invite

**held at VMUG User Con



Dallas – 10/4​ – vCF + vSAN

Denver – 10/12​ – vSAN

Hands-On Labs

vSAN Hands-On Lab 6.5

vSAN Hands-on Labs are the fastest and easiest way to test-drive the full technical capabilities of VMware products. These evaluations are free, up and running on your browser in minutes, and require no installation.  Sign up today!

Modernize Your Data Center Roadshow

With a modern data center, you can cut costs, improve security, and gain the agility you need to meet the demands of the business. In this VMware Evolve event for IT managers and directors, we’ll show you how to:

  • Modernize your infrastructure with a software-defined data center that easily scales and simplifies management
  • Automate IT operations to eliminate manual processes and improve IT service levels
  • Deploy modern apps for faster development and delivery across an integrated hybrid cloud

Learn directly from VMware and partner experts who are creating new possibilities for leading companies in all industries.

Dell EMC Roadshow

 Objectives: Demand generation events for Dell EMC, sponsored by VMware.

Tactics: Events, Executive Roundtables and 3rd party event sponsorships. Dell EMC Forum sponsorships: North America Tier I Locations: Breakout; 10 x 10 exhibit space & 8 seats in HOL classroom; Tier II Locations: 8 seats in HOL classroom only; South America: Breakout and 10 x 10 exhibit space

Contact: Kerstin Ackerman




vForum Online

vForum Online is a must-attend event for IT professionals who want to learn how to lead their digital transformation. Event includes virtual booth, breakout sessions, HOLs and technical chats.

  • Modernizing data centers
  • Integrating public clouds
  • Empowering digital workspaces
  • Transforming security

Date: 10/18 (Fall 2017)

Target: IT Directors, Managers, Practitioners, Admins


(1) Keynote​

(6) Sessions – Best of VMworld for product level, vSphere Upgrade, Get Ready for Public Cloud. multiple represented BUs.​

(4) HOLs – CF, vSphere 6.5 + vRA, vSAN 6.5, NSX​

(6) Chats – Data Center experts, Cloud Management experts, What’s New with VMware Cloud



Objective:  Support local VMUG events on a ​quarterly basis to create demand and ​marketing sourced pipeline. ​

Tactics:  Speaking Session, UserCon reception​ sponsorships. Leverage blog and social to ​promote​

Target: Cross-segment: VI Admin, ​ITDM (IT Manager/Directors)​​

Timing: Quarterly program, Q3:

  • NY/NJ User Con 9/19
  • Upstate NY UserCon 10/5
  • Chicago 10/10
  • Dallas 10/10
  • SoCal 10/13
  • Orlando 10/18
  • Atlanta 10/19
  • Boston 10/19
  • Phoenix 10/26
  • Cincinnati 11/2​