Posted 15 Aug 2012 by Kyle Gleed, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

What do Auto Deploy, ESXi Security and vSphere Upgrades have in common?  These are the three VMworld 2012 breakout sessions I'll be presenting at this year.  I’ve been a little out of pocket the past few days working on the slides and am glad to finally have them done (well, mostly done ;).  Now I just need to find a way to resist the urge to keep tweaking things.

As usual, there are a lot of great breakout sessions lined up and seats are filling up quickly.  Going through the list has really got me stoked; I can’t wait for things to kick off.  As we’re less than two weeks away I want to take a minute and throw out a plug for my sessions.  I hope to see you there!

INF-VSP1364: Architecting Auto Deploy for Availability and Scalability

Monday, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Wednesday, 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Auto Deploy is all about making life easy when it comes to provisioning and repurposing ESXi hosts.  Learn how to architect a highly available and highly scalable Auto Deploy infrastructure for your datacenter. 

INF-VSP1365: Understanding VMware ESXi Security

Tuesday, 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Wednesday, 12:30PM – 1:30PM

In this session YatinPatil (ESXi Product Manager) and I will discuss ESXi security and show how the vSphere hypervisor aligns itself with generally accepted security best practices.

INF-VSP1367: Upgrading vSphere

Monday, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Tuesday, 3:00PM – 4:00PM

This session is all about upgrading vSphere.  I’ll provide an overview of the upgrade process, show you what’s going on under the covers and pass along some helpful tips to ensure a successful upgrade with minimal disruption to your virtual machines.

GD24, vSphere ESXi Hypervisor with Kyle Gleed

Monday, 2:30PM – 3:30PM

This is an informal group discussion where you get to decide the topic.  Bring your ESXi related questions and lets talk about it.

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