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Get your vSphere questions answered at VMworld Europe 2017

After an action packed week at VMworld US in Las Vegas, the Cloud Platform Business unit has assembled in Barcelona for VMworld Europe 2017. We’re excited to talk to our European friends about the products our group supports: vSphere (and especially vSphere 6.5), and now VMware Cloud on AWS.

This post is an attempt to pull all of the activities our group has planned for the Barcelona show into one place. We’ll see you soon!


  • The master list of our sessions, broken up by category, has its own page on the vSphere blog.
  • Here are our last-minute session suggestions for you:
    • Wednesday, 12:30 PM: What’s Next for vSphere? [SER3154SE]. Find out from the VP of Product about the future of vSphere. She’s bringing a customer along for the discussion, it should be good.
    • Thursday, 10:30 AM: Real World IT Gurus Share Their Perspective on Operations Management for the Multicloud Era [MGT1218PE]. Come here from customers about their experiences of creating an operational model where they act more like service providers.

Come visit with us in the booth!

We’ll have experts in our booth to talk about all things vSphere. Have a question? Here are the times we’ll be in the booth:

  • Tuesday: 10:30 – 7:30
  • Wednesday: 10:30 – 7: 00
  • Thursday: 10:30 – 2:30

Here are some of the things we’ll be talking about:

  • Simplified vSphere Administration
    • vCenter Server Appliance and HA
    • vSphere Lifecycle Management
    • REST-based APIs
    • HTML 5 vSphere Client
    • vSphere Upgrades
  • Comprehensive vSphere Security at Scale
    • At-Rest and In-Motion Encryption
    • Secure Chain of Trust
    • Audit Quality Loggig
  • Proactive Data Center Management
    • Proactive HA
    • DRS / Intelligent Workload Placement
    • Predictive DRS
  • New Workloads
    • vSphere Scale-Out
    • Tech Preview: Persistent Memory
    • Tech Preview: vGPU
    • Tech Preview: RDMA

Our experts want to help you resolve your hardest questions

Our experts will be in the Meet the Expert area. If you have a particularly hard question, make sure to plan to visit them.

Day Pod Time Session Expert
Tues 1 11:15- 12:00 Emad Younis MTE4729-SER
Tues 4 11:15 – 12:00 Frank Denneman MTE4720-SER
Tues 4 12:15 – 1:00 Mike Foley MTE4716-SER
Tues 4 3:15 – 4:00 Dennis Lu MTE4724-SER
Tues 4 4:15 – 5:00 William Lam MTE4724-SER
Wed 4 11:15 – 12:00 Alan Renouf MTE4723-SER
Wed 4 12:15 – 1:00 Kyle Ruddy MTE4722-SER
Wed 4 1:15 – 2:00 Eric Grey MTE4718-SER
Wed 4 4:15 – 5:00 Adam Eckerle MTE4719-SER
Thurs 4 9:15 – 10:00 Mike Foley MTE4716-SER
Thurs 1 10:15 – 11:00 Emad Younis MTE5729-SER
Thurs 4 10:15 – 11:00 Frank Denneman MTE4720-SER
Thurs 4 11:15-12:00 Ravi Soundararajan MTE4725-SER
Thurs 4 12:15 – 1:00 Kyle Ruddy MTE4721-SER

Get your hands dirty in a Hands-On Lab

Try out the new features of vSphere 6.5 in a hands-on lab. Here are the HOLs that are specific to vSphere:

  • HOL-1804-01-SDC: [vSphere 6.5] Performance Diagnostics and Benchmarking
  • HOL-1804-02-CHG: [vSphere 6.5] Challenge Lab
  • HOL-1811-01-SDC: [vSphere v6.5] What’s New
  • HOL-1811-02-SDC: [vSphere with Operations Management] Getting Started
  • HOL-1811-03-SDC: [vSphere with Operations Management] Advanced Topics
  • HOL-1811-04-SDC: [vSphere Security] Getting Started
  • HOL-1811-05-SDC: [vSphere Automation] PowerCLI
  • HOL-1811-06-SDC: [vSphere Automation and Development] API and SDK
  • HOL-1811-07-SDC: [vSphere HTML Client SDK] Build a Plugin
  • HOL-1830-01-CAN: [PhotonOS and Container Basics] Getting Started
  • HOL-1830-02-CAN: [vSphere Integrated Containers] Getting Started
  • HOL-1831-01-CAN: [vSphere Integrated Containers Kubernetes] Advanced Topics
  • HOL-1810-01-SDC: Virtualization 101





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