VMworld 2018 - Sessions and Events

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This will be my first VMworld attending as an employee and quite a bit of things will be going on. Just in case anyone was interesting in vSphere Upgrades I wanted to share out some key sessions that I recommend including my own.

A good reference guide for vSphere Events has been posted here.

Nigel Hickey and myself will be quite busy, we will start off our week at VMworld delivering two vSphere Upgrade workshops on Sunday with a possible repeat on Monday for TAM customers unable to attend.

Upgrading your vSphere Environment & What’s New with vSphere 6.7
Workshops will be held on Sunday, August 26 from 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm at the Luxor, Casino Level, Galleria A.

While not doing workshops we have two sessions as well as i will be available during our Meet the Expert (MTE) sessions.

Preparing to Upgrade Your vSphere Environment
Join us as we review VMware sources that will help you prepare to upgrade your vSphere environment. Whether it is a small or large environment, you will have new insight into resources, best practices and tips and tricks to prepare and implement a successful upgrade.

Focus, Plan, and Execute: A Deep Dive into Your vSphere Upgrade Journey
Learn how to manage your VMware vSphere upgrade from vSphere 6.0 to 6.5 and beyond from VMware’s subject matter experts. You will see how to start the process by focusing on the goal of the upgrade, then planning your ideas and business requirements to meet your firm’s needs and wants successfully, and lastly, making sure the execution of your ideas and plans are thought out, tested, and proven to be compatible with any other environment dependencies.

vSphere Upgrades with expert David Stamen
US: MTE5001U
This roundtable session will be an opportunity to ask detailed questions in regards to the vSphere Upgrade process. Including discussions around vCenter, ESXi and interoperability with other VMware products.

Here are also some other recommended vSphere Upgrade sessions.

Nerds with Appliances: vCenter Server Migration
This session will cover native tools provided by VMware to help guide you toward a successful migration from a vCenter Server on Windows to a vCenter Server Appliance.

Make Your vSphere 6.7 Upgrade Bulletproof
In this session, a team of vSphere solution architects in VMware Support will walk you through preparing a vSphere environment to run on the latest version. Solution architects are uniquely positioned to distill the top vSphere 6.7 upgrade issues into necessary tips and tricks to avoid stretching out your maintenance window.

vSphere SSO Domain Architecture Unplugged
In this session, you will see best practices for greenfield and brownfield deployments of VMware vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller orchestrated on a digital whiteboard. You will learn the answers to age-old questions such as embedded or external deployment, to load balance or not to load balance, what is Enhanced Linked Mode, how to consolidate your single sign-on (SSO) domain, and more.

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