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HCI Keynote: Fast Forward to Future-Ready Infrastructure

Hear from thought leaders who are at forefront of HCI, pushing the envelope on vSAN and VMware Cloud Foundation.


Explore vSphere with Tanzu

Want to level up your knowledge on vSphere with Tanzu or enhance your skillset with technical deep dives? We’ve got you covered.

Featured Sessions

VMworld’s featured sessions across vSphere are all uniquely built to fit your level of expertise and areas of interest. Check them out below.

  • Executive Series

  • Business 100
    Multi-Cloud: Hybrid Cloud
    VP, Infrastructure & Operations
    Hybrid Cloud
    VMware Cloud Foundation
    vSAN
    vSphere
    General & Premier Passes
    Live
    Breakout Session
    Tuesday, Sep 29
    4:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sep 30
    6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sep 29
    10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sep 30
    Wednesday, Sep 30
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    John Gilmartin, SVP and GM, CPBU, VMware

    Thomas Rumpf, Chief Technology Office (CTO) Private Cloud, T-Systems International GmbH

    Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has fast become the default infrastructure of choice that spans the datacenter, edge locations, and the public cloud. That’s because organizations across every industry need to accelerate delivery of new applications and scale as businesses respond to changing demands – they need agile infrastructure as the foundation for their digital business. Full stack HCI unleashes business agility by simplifying IT and providing a cloud operating model. As the foundational platform for traditional applications, cloud native applications, and hybrid cloud, HCI eliminates IT silos and makes your infrastructure future-ready. In this session, you will hear from thought leaders and customers who are at forefront of HCI, pushing the envelope on vSAN and VMware Cloud Foundation.

    • Tuesday, Sep 2911:00 AM – 11:25 AM PDT
    • Tuesday, Sep 299:00 PM – 9:25 PM PDT
    • Wednesday, Sep 303:00 AM – 3:25 AM PDT
    Session Type: Breakout Session
    Track and Subtrack: Multi-Cloud: Hybrid Cloud
    Product: VMware Cloud Foundation, vSAN, vSphere
    Pass Type: General & Premier Passes
    Level: Business 100
    Primary Audience: VP, Infrastructure & Operations
  • Technical 100
    Multi-Cloud: Hybrid Cloud
    VP, Infrastructure & Operations
    Hybrid Cloud
    Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
    VMware Cloud Foundation with Kubernetes
    vSphere Hypervisor
    General & Premier Passes
    Live
    Breakout Session
    Tuesday, Sep 29
    9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sep 29
    1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sep 30
    10:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct 01
    7:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sep 30
    6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sep 30
    Thursday, Oct 01
    Wednesday, Sep 30
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    Paul Turner, VP of Product Management, vSphere, VMware

    Jared Rosoff, Sr Director, Product Management, VMware

    With vSphere 7.0 we significantly changed vSphere with, most notably, native containers, Kubernetes, vMotion/DRS enhancements and hardware accelerated performance (PMEM, vGPU, PVRDMA, NVMeoF). It brought the flexibility of management through Kubernetes while continuing to take advantage of the latest hardware.
    In this session, we will look at what’s new in vSphere and the VMware Cloud Foundation. We’ll take a deep dive into the latest features which enhance developer productivity, flexibility and broadens our application support. The new vSphere is an extensible application platform and we’ll showcase how we are extending the platform with 3rd party applications and services.
    Attend this session to learn about the latest vSphere with Tanzu and VMware Cloud Foundation features and how they can accelerate your business.

    • Tuesday, Sep 292:00 PM – 2:25 PM PDT
    • Wednesday, Sep 3012:00 AM – 12:25 AM PDT
    • Wednesday, Sep 306:00 AM – 6:25 AM PDT
    • Wednesday, Sep 3011:30 AM – 11:55 AM PDT
    • Thursday, Oct 13:30 AM – 3:55 AM PDT
    Session Type: Breakout Session
    Track and Subtrack: Multi-Cloud: Hybrid Cloud
    Product: Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, VMware Cloud Foundation with Kubernetes, vSphere Hypervisor
    Pass Type: General & Premier Passes
    Level: Technical 100
    Primary Audience: VP, Infrastructure & Operations
  • Technical 100
    Multi-Cloud: Hybrid Cloud
    VP, Infrastructure & Operations
    Hybrid Cloud
    General & Premier Passes
    Live
    Breakout Session
    Tuesday, Sep 29
    5:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct 01
    8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sep 29
    Thursday, Oct 01
    12:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sep 30
    Wednesday, Sep 30
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    Kit Colbert, CTO, Cloud Platform, VMware – VMworld Distinguished Speaker

    Pere Monclus, CTO Network and Security BU, VMware

    In this session, we will dive deeper into the exciting announcements at the VMworld keynote about how VMware Cloud Foundation can take advantage of next-generation hardware innovations to deliver dramatically improved performance, manageability, and security, in addition to enabling us to rethink datacenter server architecture. The “Datacenter of the Future” is a dramatic evolution that brings many of the benefits of cloud architectures to on-prem environments in an easy to consume manner. Attend this session to learn about how all the hardware and software innovations fit together and how you can prepare to embrace these groundbreaking changes.

    • Tuesday, Sep 291:30 PM – 1:55 PM PDT
    • Wednesday, Sep 305:30 AM – 5:55 AM PDT
    • Wednesday, Sep 3010:30 PM – 10:55 PM PDT
    Session Type: Breakout Session
    Track and Subtrack: Multi-Cloud: Hybrid Cloud
    Pass Type: General & Premier Passes
    Level: Technical 100
    Primary Audience: VP, Infrastructure & Operations
  • Beginner Series

  • Technical 100
    App Modernization: Kubernetes
    SysAdmin/VI Admin
    Kubernetes
    Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
    General & Premier Passes
    On-Demand
    Breakout Session
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    Scottie Ray, Kubernetes Staff Solution Engineer, VMware

    Alexander Ullah, Lead Solution Engineer – Kubernetes, VMware

    Containers, Docker and Kubernetes. We hear so much about them these days, but the tech is moving so fast that it can be challenging to understand what they are and the impact they will have. Come to this session to get a foundational container technical education. Find out what they are, and why they are gaining so much traction in the development community. You will get a technical overview on containers and Kubernetes. The speaker will employ terms and use cases relatable to infrastructure engineers. You will also see some demos of this technology in action to bring the concepts home. This session will close with a short discussion of the latest VMware technology relevant in the container space.

      Session Type: Breakout Session
      Track and Subtrack: App Modernization: Kubernetes
      Product: Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
      Pass Type: General & Premier Passes
      Level: Technical 100
      Primary Audience: SysAdmin/VI Admin
    • Technical 200
      App Modernization: Kubernetes
      SysAdmin/VI Admin
      Kubernetes
      Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
      vSphere
      General & Premier Passes
      On-Demand
      Breakout Session
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      Marc Alumbaugh, Senior Technical Instructor, VMware

      Considering what is the best solution for your Kubernetes deployments? This session will cover the architecture and requirements to deploy VMware vSphere with Tanzu and VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid. We will discuss planning and post-deployment considerations.

        Session Type: Breakout Session
        Track and Subtrack: App Modernization: Kubernetes
        Product: Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, vSphere
        Pass Type: General & Premier Passes
        Level: Technical 200
        Primary Audience: SysAdmin/VI Admin
      • Technical 200
        App Modernization: Kubernetes
        SysAdmin/VI Admin
        Kubernetes
        Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
        VMware Cloud Foundation with Kubernetes
        VMware Tanzu
        General & Premier Passes
        On-Demand
        Breakout Session
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        Kenny Coleman, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid & Open Source, Technical Product Manager, VMware

        Administrators are facing challenges trying to operationalize Kubernetes. Where do you start? Build a cluster from scratch? How hard is it to repeat? Is it still easily manageable and scalable? In this session, we will take a look at deploying Kubernetes clusters with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid. We will go over the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid architecture and core concepts with a technical overview on automated multi-cluster operations, integrated platform services, and the alignment to open-source technologies.

          Session Type: Breakout Session
          Track and Subtrack: App Modernization: Kubernetes
          Product: Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, VMware Cloud Foundation with Kubernetes, VMware Tanzu
          Pass Type: General & Premier Passes
          Level: Technical 200
          Primary Audience: SysAdmin/VI Admin
        • Technical 200
          App Modernization: Kubernetes
          SysAdmin/VI Admin
          Kubernetes
          vCenter Server
          vSphere
          General & Premier Passes
          On-Demand
          Breakout Session
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          Mike Foley, Staff. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware – VMworld Distinguished Speaker

          In this session, you will learn about VMware vSphere with Tanzu. We will start with an overview of what Kubernetes is and why you, the vSphere admin, should be interested in it. We will discuss installation and configuration of vSphere with Tanzu, and go over the major components, such as vSphere pods, vSphere Supervisor Cluster and vSphere namespaces. If you’re wondering what all this Kubernetes stuff is or if you’re a vSphere administrator who wants a primer on where to go and how to get started with vSphere with Tanzu, then this is the session for you.

            Session Type: Breakout Session
            Track and Subtrack: App Modernization: Kubernetes
            Product: vCenter Server, vSphere
            Pass Type: General & Premier Passes
            Level: Technical 200
            Primary Audience: SysAdmin/VI Admin
          • Deep Dive Series

          • Technical 300
            Multi-Cloud: Hybrid Cloud
            SysAdmin/VI Admin
            Hybrid Cloud
            Virtual Volumes
            VMware Cloud Foundation
            vSAN
            vSphere
            General & Premier Passes
            On-Demand
            Breakout Session
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            Myles Gray, Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

            VMware vSphere now comes with an enriched storage control plane to provision and manage storage for containerized applications orchestrated by Kubernetes. In this session, you will learn how cloud native storage enables stateful applications running on Kubernetes to be deployed on the vSphere platform using any of the vSphere persistent storage options. Now, VI admins can easily manage containerized applications with the same operational consistency of managing virtualized applications. Using Kubernetes native CLI and VMware vCenter, you will see how storage can be deployed with policy-based management, how you can monitor these container volumes in vCenter, and how to remediate faults.

              Session Type: Breakout Session
              Track and Subtrack: Multi-Cloud: Hybrid Cloud
              Product: Virtual Volumes, VMware Cloud Foundation, vSAN, vSphere
              Pass Type: General & Premier Passes
              Level: Technical 300
              Primary Audience: SysAdmin/VI Admin
            • Technical 200
              App Modernization: Kubernetes
              SysAdmin/VI Admin
              Kubernetes
              Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
              vSphere
              General & Premier Passes
              On-Demand
              Breakout Session
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              Bo Fu, Group Product Line Manager, VMware

              Derek Beard, Senior Staff Engineer, VMware

              In this session, you will get an overview of VMware vSphere with Tanzu. We will dive deep into the networking model. Learn about the benefits for VI admins and developers.

                Session Type: Breakout Session
                Track and Subtrack: App Modernization: Kubernetes
                Product: Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, vSphere
                Pass Type: General & Premier Passes
                Level: Technical 200
                Primary Audience: SysAdmin/VI Admin
              • Technical 200
                App Modernization: Kubernetes
                Application Developer
                Kubernetes
                vSphere
                General & Premier Passes
                On-Demand
                Breakout Session
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                Michael West, Technical Product Manager, VMware

                Kubernetes is part of vSphere. With the latest enhancements it is even easier to deploy and manage. In this session we deep dive into the architecture, enable vSphere with Tanzu and deploy a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster. DevOps Ready Infrastructure in 60 minutes.

                  Session Type: Breakout Session
                  Track and Subtrack: App Modernization: Kubernetes
                  Product: vSphere
                  Pass Type: General & Premier Passes
                  Level: Technical 200
                  Primary Audience: Application Developer
                • Technical 300
                  App Modernization: Kubernetes
                  SysAdmin/VI Admin
                  Kubernetes
                  Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
                  VMware Tanzu
                  vSphere
                  General & Premier Passes
                  On-Demand
                  Breakout Session
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                  Karthik Ganesan, Staff Engineer, VMware

                  Benjamin Hoflich, Performance Engineer, VMware

                  VMware vSphere with Tanzu is a powerful way to deploy and manage Kubernetes clusters. In this session, we will explore the performance characteristics of Kubernetes clusters provisioned using this platform. We will explain best practices in areas such as using Kubernetes objects and namespace-level resource controls; assigning pod resource requests and limits; sizing VMware Tanzu Kubernetes clusters; selecting virtual machine classes for Tanzu Kubernetes clusters; and configuring VMware NSX-T for Kubernetes. Using Weathervane 2.0, a Kubernetes-focused performance benchmark, we will show how following these best practices maximizes the performance and overall utilization of your compute infrastructure.

                    Session Type: Breakout Session
                    Track and Subtrack: App Modernization: Kubernetes
                    Product: Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, VMware Tanzu, vSphere
                    Pass Type: General & Premier Passes
                    Level: Technical 300
                    Primary Audience: SysAdmin/VI Admin