Like I usually do around this time of year, I wanted to share with you my plans for this year’s VMworld in Las Vegas. Hey, you might even like what you read about my sessions enough to sign up for one 🙂 Once again, I am completely HCI (hyper-converged infrastructure) and storage focused. But what is really exciting for me this year is that I have some new people to co-present with. First of all, I’m presenting a vSAN network deep-dive with Andreas Scherr. Andreas manages all of our vSAN Proof-Of-Concepts in EMEA, and is a very smart cookie indeed. vSAN Network Design is hot at the moment, so we will cover all different aspects such as network teaming, network topologies, and of course some possible gotchas.
Also this year, I’m going to be presenting with someone who I have huge respect for, and that is Cody Hosterman from Pure Storage. Cody has been a great help to us over the years, most recently assisting us with the vSphere 6.5 Core Storage white paper. We’re going to be going through lots of the new core storage features in vSphere 6.5 (think VMFS-6, Automated-UNMAP, etc). I think that this session could be interesting for very many people considering upgrading to vSphere 6.5.
And last but not least, I’m finally presenting a VMworld session with my buddy Duncan Epping. It’s kind of hard to believe that we’ve never co-presented a break-out session at VMworld before. We’re going to be doing a Top-10 things you need to know about vSAN. That should be kind of interesting too, if you already have vSAN deployed, or thinking about deploying vSAN.
As the content catalog has now been published, I’ve added the session details below, fyi.
|SER1143BU||A Deep Dive into vSphere 6.5 Core Storage Features and Functionality||Monday, Aug 28th, 11:30am-12:30pm||Mandalay Bay Ballroom G, Level 2|
|STO1193BU||A Closer Look at vSAN Networking Design and Configuration Considerations||Weds, Aug 30th, 4pm-5pm||Mandalay Bay Ballroom G, Level 2|
|STO1264BU||The Top 10 Things to Know About vSAN||Monday, Aug 28th, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
||Mandalay Bay Ballroom H, Level 2|
Hope to see you there. (By the way, this will be the last update from me for a number of weeks as I take a long vacation this summer. Catch up with everyone in August).