VMworld 2019

The Field Guide to Networking and Security at VMworld 2019

We’ve taken significant strides in networking and security with the NSX family of products over the past year and we look forward to sharing our advancements with you at VMworld. Consider this your handy field guide to all things NSX and read on to get a curated list of can’t-miss sessions, labs, and activities going on throughout the week. Make sure you jump into the content catalog and reserve your spots before they fill up. See you at the show!


(And if you’ve got a special place in your heart for security, check out this post on the top 10 security sessions and keynotes you must attend at VMworld.)

Our engineers, technologists and customers will be dropping knowledge in 80+ sessions throughout the conference, covering all technical levels from beginner to advanced. Session topics include:

  • Multi-cloud Networking
  • Container Networking
  • Network Automation
  • Service Mesh
  • Service-defined Firewall
  • Application-centric Security


Meet the expanded VMware NSX Product Family

We’re excited to bring forth the newest addition to the NSX family: AVI Networks. We’ve got so much to share around this expanded VMware NSX family of products, including NSX Data Center, NSX Cloud, AppDefense, VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, HCX and NSX Service Mesh.

With the combined portfolio, we’re delivering on the Virtual Cloud Network vision of connecting, automating and protecting applications and data, regardless of where they are— from the data center, to the cloud, to the edge. NSX delivers the full L2-7 services, enabling the public cloud experience for on-premises environments.




Be sure to attend these two sessions where we will share our insights and vision into the future of networking and security.

Networking and Security for the Cloud Era [NETS3413KU]

  • Monday, August 26, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
  • Speaker: Tom Gillis (@_TomGillis), SVP and GM, Networking and Security, VMware

Intrinsic Security – How Your VMware Infrastructure Can Turn the Tide in Cybersecurity [SEC3412KU]

  • Monday, August 27, 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM
  • Speaker: Tom Corn (@therealtomcorn), SVP, Security Products, and Shawn Bass (@shawnbass), VP, CTO – EUC, VMware


The Future of Networking with NSX [CNET1296BU]

  • Tuesday, August 27, 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
  • Speakers: Bruce Davie, CTO, APJ, and Marcos Hernandez, Chief Technologist – Networking and Security, VMware

Software Is Everywhere: Is Your Network Ready for the Future? [CNET2868BU]

  • Tuesday, August 27, 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
  • Speaker: Pere Monclus, CTO Networking and Security Business Unit, VMware

Virtual Networking Across Data Centers and Clouds with NSX [CNET2650BU]

  • Monday, August 26, 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM
  • Speakers: Nikhil Kelshikar, Senior Director and Umesh Mahajan, SVP NSX, VMware

Extend Your Network and Security to AWS, Azure, and IBM Cloud [CNET1582BU]

  • Monday, August 26, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
  • Speaker: Percy Wadia, Director of Product Management, VMware


Monday, Aug 26 

NSX-T Deep Dive: Performance [CNET1243BU]

  • Monday, August 26, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
  • Speaker: Samuel Kommu, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware

Deep Automation and Self-service for Application Delivery [CNET3672BU]

  • Monday, August 26, 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM
  • Speaker: Gaurav Rastogi, Director R&D, VMware

Introduction to Container Networking [CNET2604BU]

  •  Monday, August 26, 02:30 PM – 03:30 PM
  • Speaker: Pooja Patel, Director, Technical Product Management, VMware

Tuesday, Aug 27 

Introduction to NSX Service Mesh [CNET1033BU]

  • Tuesday, August 27, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Speakers: Niran Even-Chen, Principal Systems Engineer, VMware and Oren Penso, Cloud Native Staff Systems Engineer, VMware

VMware Cloud with NSX on AWS, Dell EMC, and AWS Outposts [CNET2067BU]

  • Tuesday, August 27, 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
  • Speaker: Vyenkatesh Deshpande, Senior Product Line Manager, VMware

Consistent Load Balancing for Multi-Cloud Environments [CNET3674BU]

  • Tuesday, August 27, 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM
  • Speakers: Abinav Modi, Technical Marketing Engineer and Ashish Shah, Senior Director, Product Management, VMware

Wednesday, Aug 28 

Next-Generation Reference Design with NSX-T: Part 1 [CNET2061BU]

  • Wednesday, August 28, 08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
  • Speaker: Nimish Desai, Director, Technical Product Management, VMware

NSX-T Design for Multi-Site Networking and Disaster Recovery [CNET1334BU]

  • Wednesday, August 28, 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
  • Speaker: Dimitri Desmidt, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware

Next Generation Reference Design with NSX-T, Part 2 [CNET2068BU]

  • Wednesday, August 28, 12:30 PM – 01:30 PM
  • Speaker: Nimish Desai, Director, Technical Product Management, VMWare

NSX Cloud Deployment and Architecture Deep Dive [CNET1365BU]

  • Wednesday, August 28, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Speakers: Amol Tipnis, Sr Technical Product Manager and Brian Heili, Cloud Strategist, VMware

Thursday, Aug 29 

NSX-T Design for Small to Mid-Sized Data Centers [CNET1072BU]

  • Thursday, August 29, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Speakers: Amit Aneja, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware and Gregory Smith, Technical Product Manager, VMware

NSX-T Deep Dive: Connecting Clouds and Data Centers via NSX-T VPN [CNET2841BU]

  • Thursday, August 29, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Speaker: Ray Budavari, Senior Staff Technical Product Manager, VMware

Why Networking and Service Mesh Matter for the Future of Apps [CNET2741BU]

  • Thursday, August 29, 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
  • Speakers: Andrew Babakian, Principal Systems Engineer, VMware and Pere Monclus, CTO NSBU, VMWare


NSX Panel & Reception | Is SRE in Your Future?

The NSX team is hosting a meetup-style networking event on Monday, August 26th from 5- 7 pm that promises to be both educational and fun. We’ll kick it off with a panel of networking, security, and site reliability specialists that will share insights on how the hyper focus on innovation in the workplace is opening up professional development opportunities. With so many interdependencies and blurred lines of responsibility, does this mean SRE is in your future? We’ll help you understand the skills and mindset to prepare for an SRE role, and then break into a happy hour. Connect with other growth-minded folks, the food and drink is on us!





Hands-on-Labs at VMworld

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

  • VMware NSX-T: Getting Started
  • VMware NSX for vSphere – Getting Started
  • Network Insight and vRealize Network Insight – Getting Started
  • NSX Cloud Consistent Networking and Security across Enterprise, AWS & Azure
  • Integrating Kubernetes with VMware NSX-T Data Center

Sign up for our expert-led and self-paced Cloud Networking labs before spots fill up!


Operationalizing NSX-T Workshop

Now that you’ve set up NSX in your environment, what’s next? Learn how to run NSX for Day 0, Day 1 and Day 2 operations during our workshop.

Sign up for the Operationalizing NST-T Workshop (CNET2519WU) on Sunday, August 25, 10:30 AM – 04:30 PM. In the workshop we’ll cover:

  • A 300-level technical deep-dive on a typical topology deployment
  • Learn about security postures
  • How to monitor and troubleshoot NSX
  • Operationalize micro-segmentation across on-premises and public clouds


Networking & Security Demos

Visit the Networking and Security Business Unit’s demo pods at the VMware booth to see our latest demos and meet our technical experts from NSX Data Center, NSX Service Mesh, AVI Networks (now part of VMware) and more.


Future:NET 2019

In its fourth year, Future:NET is for anyone who has forecast, created or disseminated change. It’s for those lured by new technology and its ability to transform the world—and for anyone who enjoys collaborating with like-minds. Future:NET is your chance to:

  • Engage in live debate with cross-industry technical experts
  • Join lighting rounds with networking moguls
  • Help drive conversation as industry luminaries and pace-setting front runners connect the dots.

We’re getting excited to welcome industry leading speakers to the stage at Future:NET on Thursday August 29, 2019 at the St. Regis in San Francisco.

Request your exclusive invitation to Future:NET or if you have questions contact future.net@vmware.com


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