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My VMworld 2015 (#STO4572, #STO6228, #HOL1608) – Updated

VMW15InterimwebIs it just me, or does VMworld seem to come around quicker these days? Anyway, it is great to have a couple of sessions in again this year, and yes – you guessed it, these are VSAN sessions once again. However, since I first posted this article, the content catalog for VMworld 2015 is now live.

STO4572 – Successful Virtual SAN Evaluation/Proof-Of-Concepts

This is an update on last year’s VSAN Proof-Of-Concept talk. A lot has changed in the last year, and the idea of this session is to fill you in on all the potential gotchas that you might encounter when trying to evaluate VSAN. I’ll be co-presenting this with Julienne Pham of VMware who has built up a wealth of field experience on VSAN. We’ll cover everything you need to know, including how to conduct various failure scenarios, and get the best performance. Thinking about deploying VSAN? This is one not to miss.

STO4572 – Monday, Aug 31, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM.Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3020.

STO6228 – Monitoring and Troubleshooting VSAN

This one should be good. I’m delighted to be co-presenting with one of VSAN’s lead engineers, Christian Dickmann. Regular readers of my blog will be aware that we’ve been doing a lot in the VSAN management space recently. We’ll be talking about the complete suite of tools that are available to VSAN Administrators for monitoring and troubleshooting VSAN, and going through some common scenarios, and how you can resolve them with the tool-set currently available. The cool thing is that we will also be able to share some upcoming projects in this space with you too. If you’re already administrating a VSAN infrastructure, or might be doing so sometime in the future, this one is for you.

STO6228 – Wednesday, Sep 2, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2005.

HOL1608 – VSAN [A-Z]

This is a hands-on-lab that my buddy John Browne has been working on, with a little input from me. Its coming together nicely, and should show off a lot of what VSAN has to offer. Not only will it include a lot of workflows specific to VSAN, but the idea is to show off the ecosystem that has built up around VSAN. Not only will we be showing off some management tools in the form of new management packs coming for vROps, but also file services from Nexenta and security/encryption services from HyTrust. If you want to get some hands-on exposure to VSAN, this is the lab for you.

I would be delighted if you could make it along to any of these sessions. If VSAN and storage is not your thing, then you should check out these other sessions from my good friends William Lam and Duncan Epping.

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