I’ve already given a session breakdown and analysis for this years event… and as a recap here are some of the keyword numbers relating to what tech is in what session.
- vSphere 399
- vCenter 38
- ESXi 27
- vCD 10
- vCloud 70
- vCloud Director 36
- VMware Cloud on AWS (196) or VMC (14)
- NSX 235
- NSX-v 7
- NSX-T 86
- vSAN 195
- AWS 231
- Azure 40
- Google 11 or GCP 4
- Kubernetes 142
- Containers 64
- Devops 22
- Automation 147
- Infrastructure as Code (14) or IaC (1)
- Internet of Things (5) or IoT (43)
Out of all that, and the 1348 sessions total, that are currently in the catalog I have chosen then list below as my top session picks.
- vSphere HA and DRS Hybrid Cloud Deep Dive [HBI2186BU]
- 60 Minutes of Non-Uniform Memory Architecture [HBI2278BU]
- vCloud Director.Next : Deliver Cloud Services on Any VMware Endpoint [HBI2452BU]
- Why Cloud Providers Choose VMware vCloud Director as Their Cloud Platform [HBI1453PU]
- VMware Cloud on AWS: Advanced Automation Techniques [HBI1463BU]
- The Future of vSphere: What you Need to Know [HBI4937BU]
- NSX-T for Service Providers [MTE6105U]
- Kubernetes Networking with NSX-T [MTE6104U]
- vSAN Best Practices [HCI3450BU]
- Deconstructing vSAN: A Deep Dive into the internals of vSAN [HCI1342BU]
- VMware in Any Cloud: Introducing Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud VMware Solutions [HBI4446BU]
Also wanted to again call out the Veeam Sessions.
- Backups are just the start! Enhanced Data Mobility with Veeam [HBI3535BUS]
- Enhancing Data Protection for vSphere with What’s Coming from Veeam [HBI3532BUS]
A lot of those sessions above relate to my ongoing interest in the service providers world and my continued passion in vCloud Director, NSX and vSAN as core VMware technologies. I also think the first two I put in the list are important because in this day of instant (gratification) services we still need to be mindful of what is happening underneath the surface…. it’s not just a case of some computer running some workload somewhere!
All in all it should be a great week in SFO and looking forward to the event… now to finish packing and get to the airport!