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As many of you know, VMworld is just around the river bend! That means there’s a lot of planning left to do between now and when you get to San Francisco. Luckily, we’re here to help.

As always, there’s a lot to see and do at this year’s VMworld, including learning VMware’s latest and greatest Virtual SAN products and betas. Take a look at the schedules below to see how you can take the next step to learning more!

Virtual SAN – Sessions

Get up to speed with VMware Virtual SAN — our Software-Defined Storage solution designed for vSphere environments. Sessions on vSAN cover everything from building business cases to best practices and a deep dive. Check out one of our previous blogs for more great sessions on storage and availability.

Date/Time

Session ID

Title

8/25/2014

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

STO1809

Virtual SAN 101 and Building a Business Case

8/25/2014

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

STO2521

Virtual SAN Best Practices and Use Cases

8/26/2014

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

STO3098

Virtual SAN Best Practices for Monitoring and Troubleshooting

8/27/2014

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

STO1279

Virtual SAN Architecture Deep Dive

Virtual Volumes – Sessions

VMware’s latest beta program, Virtual Volumes (VVols), will be making an appearance at VMworld. VVols encapsulate virtual disks and other virtual machine files and natively stores them on the storage system. This enables administrators to make manage storage on the granular level, use policy-based management for common storage management and easily provision all the necessary storage for an application.

Date/Time

Session ID

Title

8/25/2014

11:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.

STO1853-S

Software-Defined Storage: The Transformation of Enterprise Storage Has Begun

8/26/2014

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

STO1963

Virtual Volumes Business Overview

8/26/2014

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

STO1965

Virtual Volumes Technical Deep Dive

vSphere Site Recovery Manager – Sessions

Discover the latest in vSphere Site Recovery Manager and learn how an automated disaster recovery can help protect your applications. These sessions will cover everything you need to know about vSphere Site Recovery Manager from recovery 101 to our technical deep dive.

Date/Time

Session ID

Title

8/25/2014

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

BCO2394

Site Recovery Manager 101: What’s New and Customer Case Study

8/26/2014

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

BCO1893

Site Recovery Manager and vCloud Automation Center: Self-service DR Protection for the Software-Defined Data Center

8/27/2014

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

BCO2629

Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication: What’s New Technical Deep Dive

vSphere Virtual Data Protection – Sessions

vSphere Virtual Data Protection protects and backs up your virtual machines and data. VMworld’s 2014 sessions for vSphere Virtual Data Protection will cover the basics of data protection in a virtual world, how it integrates with other VMware offerings and the best practices for VDP.

Date/Time

Session ID

Title

8/25/2014

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

BCO2194

Data Protection for vSphere 101: Keys to Successful Backdrop and Replication in a Virtual World

8/26/2014

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

STO3354

Data Protection for Virtual SAN

8/26/2014

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

BCO1454

Data protection with VDP Advanced – What’s New Technical Deep Dive and Best Practices

Virtual Volumes Demos at Booth:

Of course, VMworld wouldn’t be complete with in-booth demos. This year, among other things, we’ll be demonstrating the advantage of Virtual Volumes (VVols) throughout the expo floor. You can witness how VVols have enabled a variety of companies at the following booths:

  • VMware
  • HP
  • NetApp
  • Dell
  • EMC
  • IBM
  • HDS
  • Nimble
  • Tintri
  • SolidFire
  • Symantec

Hands On Labs

Looking to get your hands on our products? Get some hands-on time and put what you’ve learned to practice at our hands-on labs at VMworld 2014. These exhibits will be available for you to use throughout the show, so be sure to stop on by!

Catalog SKU

Title

Technology/Product

HOL-SDC-1429

VVOL Tech Preview

Virtual Volumes

HOL-SDC-1427

VMware Software-Defined Storage

VSAN, vCAC, SPBM, PowerCLI

HOL-SDC-1408

VMware Virtual SAN 101

VSAN, PowerCLI

HOL-SDC-1405

IT Outcomes – High Availablity and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

SRM, VR, VDPA

 Join us in San Francisco to talk about all things Virtual SAN! There’ll be a lot more for you to digest as the days draw closer to VMworld 2014, so stay tuned to this blog for the latest information available. You can also follow us on Twitter at @vmwarevsan for breaking updates. See you on the show floor!