TIME/LOCATION
SESSION/ABSTRACT
SPEAKERS

7:30am - 8:20am
Wilamette Ballroom
Registration | Breakfast
8:20am - 8:45am
Wilamette Ballroom
Leader Welcome
8:45am - 9:30am
Wilamette Ballroom
Morning Keynote | From VI Admin to SRE
Kyle Ruddy
9:30am - 10:00am
Multnomah & Holladay
vSolutions Hub | Lightning Rounds & Networking
10:00am - 10:45am
Broadway
Why VMware Cloud on AWS is Important to Your Business and Career | Faction | Integrate
VMware is evolving the cloud landscape with VMware Cloud on AWS and this is driving huge value and opportunities for those with VMware skills. This session was created to help you navigate this cloud journey and we'll be outlining key differentiators for VMware Cloud on AWS and show how you can leverage this platform to boost your Cloud and Disaster Recovery strategies.  We'll also walk through specific use cases and match these to business and career improvements along the way.
Dwayne Neri
Solutions Engineer

10:00am - 10:45am
Halsey
Advanced vSphere Backup Tips, Automation and Practices by Veeam | Veeam | Integrate
One of the most important things about a vSphere environment today is having data and systems available in the event of any situation. In this VMUG session, hear from a Senior Veeam Technologist who will outline advanced tips for backup, recovery and testing of vSphere environments. Leveraging scripts, advanced vSphere constructs and VMware Cloud on AWS will be covered in this session. Takeaways: - Tips for backup design of vSphere environments - Tips for leveraging scripts in vSphere and Veeam environments - Tips for leveraging VMware Cloud on AWS for backup, DR and migration
Marty Curlett
Ed Meenan
10:00am - 10:45am
Weidler
Dell Technologies Cloud Platform powered by integrated Dell EMC & VMware | Dell Technologies | Integrate
Information Technology systems have been on a steady evolution from physical to virtualized to cloud operations. VMware is the leader in virtualization and presents the most comprehensive and mature hybrid cloud software stack to help IT organizations achieve the next level in agility and efficiency of operations. Dell EMC is focused on creating the best platform for VMware - which depends on effective use of the underlying hardware deliver on that promise. By tightly integrating hardware and VMware software Dell EMC delivers rapid start-up and streamlined ongoing operations across the solution lifecycle. The ultimate result is a unified hub for IT operations that is a seamless platform for delivering IT Services which is easier to stand up and configure, simpler to manage and operate and less costly to own.
Ian Breitner
10:45am - 11:00am
Break
11:00am - 11:45am
Alaska
Ain't nobody got time for that! Documentation Automation-Intro to vDiagram | Community
Who really enjoys documentation? In this session we will talk about how to use a Powershell script to capture information about your VMware environment and with the click of a few buttons produce several Visio drawings within a few minutes (times vary based on size of your environment). This session will include a demo of the script and output of several drawings as well as insight into additional projects we are working on (vDiagram for SRM & Horizon).
Jason Hopkins
11:00am - 11:45am
Broadway
vSphere Platinum & Active Directory: Better Security Together | VMware | Operate
Microsoft Active Directory forms the core of many organizations' authentication and authorization infrastructure, as well as providing DNS, DHCP, and certificate services. This makes it an extremely high-value target for attackers. This session will cover the ways in which vSphere Platinum makes it easy to add enterprise-grade security to Active Directory, using AppDefense, VM encryption, Microsoft Credential Guard, and more.
Max Abelardo
11:00am - 11:45am
Halsey
Learn to Proactively Avoid Issues Before they Occur with VMware Skyline | VMware | Operate
VMware Technical Support Engineers are experts at helping you solve issues in your environment -- but what if you could avoid the issues BEFORE they occur?Proactive support with VMware Skyline can transform your organization's support experience. Skyline - already included within your current Production or Premier support contract - increases the reliability of your VMware environment by identifying and providing recommendations for preventing potential issues. Skyline can also help decrease time to resolution for existing support requests with features such as Skyline Log Assist, which automatically uploads your log bundles (with your approval) to VMware Technical Support so our engineers can begin troubleshooting your issue right away. The Skyline Community, moderated by specially trained engineers, can enhance your Skyline experience by providing guidance from technical experts.You will walk away from this session with a good understanding of how you can deploy Skyline in your environment, and learn how to get started right away.
Joshua Lory
11:00am - 11:45am
Weidler
Configuration Management and Your vSphere Environment | VMware | Manage
Configuration Management allows administrators to manage their infrastructure as code. While that may sound complex, this session will walk attendees through some of the benefits and core concepts of configuration management plus how to get started!
Kyle Ruddy
11:45am - 12:45pm
Wilamette Ballroom
Lunch
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Broadway
VMware Cloud Management: Simplify & Automate Your Org’s Data Protection | Dell Technologies | Integrate
Digital Transformation has changed the landscape of what data is to an organization and a multi-cloud strategy that encompasses private and public cloud gives you the control and flexibility to deploy workloads where they fit best in terms of cost, resilience, performance and security. Dell EMC Data Protection offers the deepest integration for VMware users with automation and orchestration across the entire VMware stack, simplifying management and lowering costs on-prem or in the cloud.
Kenon Ewing
Account Executive, Data Protection Solutions

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Broadway
The Real Force? Application Modernization and the Speed at Which You’re Expected to Move.| IBM Cloud | Integrate
Let’s be realistic – you’re busy and need to avoid everyday headaches and keep your boss off your back. You can’t solve lack of capacity, long delivery lead times, lack of or overly expensive DR, or aging infrastructure with the snap of your fingers – BUT, you can meet these challenges with an effective application modernization strategy that works for your organization. Join IBM to learn how to make the cloud work for you!
Kenneth Garcia
Cloud Architect/Sales Engineer - East Public Sector

1:00pm - 2:45pm
Idaho
HOL-HCI: VMware vSAN - Getting Started | BYOD
Learn how to size and enable vSAN environments including monitoring the health, capacity and performance of vSAN within vCenter and also via, built-in, vRealize Operations for vCenter Dashboards. Explore the all new, intuitive vSAN HTML5 user interface used to perform on-going operations, maintain Virtual Machine Availability, enable vSAN Encryption and discover Interoperability with vRealize Log Insight, iSCSI Integration and CLI Interfaces.
Matthew Webb
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Weidler
Azure VMware Solutions: Technical Deep Dive | Microsoft Azure | Integrate
Take a deep dive into the new Azure VMware Solutions, and hear about how Microsoft Azure is the obvious place to run all of your VMware and cloud native workloads. Get a demo of useful features, dive into the nitty-gritty details from a technical perspective, and discuss best practices and helpful hints for being successful.
Jeramiah Dooley
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Oregon
Portland Boomi User Group Meetup
1:45pm - 2:00pm
Break
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Alaska
Women ROCK STARS in Technology – Panel discussions | Community
Our mission for vLadies is a VMUG community focused on leadership development and the empowerment of women within the VMware community. Our goal is to bring awareness and participation to local user groups giving a place to gather and talk in a friendly and supportive environment. It provides inspiration thru networking and social events, build confidence, and become visible in the community. vLadies encourage and influence young women's interests in VMware and partner technologies. We strive to inspire the next generation of girls to follow technology-based education paths giving them equal opportunities in the technology field and be treated with respect. We provide support and encouragement to lead and shape next generations of technology.
Lindy Collier
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Broadway
PowerCLI: A Deep(er) Dive! | VMware | Automate
Wondering why your script is running so long, and how you can improve that? In this session, you will get a list of potential causes and will show some quick wins that have been collected over the years. How can you achieve results when the powerful PowerCLI cmdlets don't really do you what you want them to? Rejoice, because you can easily fall back on the public API, be it SOAP or REST. How can you fix the red lines that the users of your script are complaining about? It comes down to making your scripts user friendly, and foreseeing what could go wrong. Become a real DevOps practicioner, and check if changes might have impact. We all strive for a secure enviornment. Now make your scripts pass the security officer's review. This session will tell you how.
Kyle Ruddy
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Halsey
Virtual Volumes, a Technical Overview | VMware | Design
In this session, we will go over the technical details of how Virtual Volumes work, how they are set up and some best practices. VVols can use both file and block storage, each being a little different in setup. Make sure to know the details to ensure reliability and performance of your VVols environment.
Mike Strimple
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Weidler
Introduction to VMware Cloud PKS and Project Olympus | VMware | Manage
No matter where you are in your cloud native adoption journey, you are bound to face a common set of challenges including cluster deployment and upgrades, visibility, ensuring security and compliance needs are met, and optimizing the usage of underlying resources. These undertakings become exponentially challenging with a growing number of clusters, multi-cloud deployments, and an accelerating number of developers and teams.This session will provide an overview of VMware Olympus, a multi-cloud management platform for Kubernetes. You will learn about the key challenges faced when managing disparate Kubernetes environments, and how you can leverage VMware Olympus to get clusters in production more quickly, while ensuring the security, compliance, flexibility, and cost requirements of your business are met.
Tristan Todd
2:45pm - 3:15pm
Multnomah & Holladay
vSolutions Hub | Lightning Rounds & Networking
3:15pm - 4:00pm
Broadway
Storage vMotion is Great - But How Can We Make it Better? | Tintri | Integrate
Over 15 years has passed since the release of vCenter 1.0 and the introduction of vMotion, which forever changed the way we run our IT infrastructure. In this session we will take a closer look at Storage vMotion, understand how it is orchestrated and discuss best-practices related to migration operations. We will also explore a new Tintri innovation that allows virtual machines to migrate between storage arrays at a fraction of the time, and with zero impact to our infrastructure.
John Davis
Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Weidler
Enabling a Zero Trust Framework with Okta and VMare Workspace ONE | Okta | Integrate
Companies struggle to maintain the security and compliance posture they require while looking to provide end users with the experience they desperately want. Learn how VMware and Okta, through their partnership and product integrations, enable organizations to do both seamlessly with ease. Learn more at [bit.ly/Okta_VMware]bit.ly/Okta_VMware.
Nesh Popovic
Nesh is a seasoned professional with 16+ years of experience in enterprise application architecture and integration, pre-sales engineering, project management, systems design, and software development. Nesh is focused on Identity Management and API Access Management.

4:00pm - 4:15pm
Break
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Alaska
Automating VDI Tasks, the story of the life of a VDI admin. | Community
Are you being faced with a huge amount of work and no time to get it done? I took on the concept of removing the daily tasks from my work plate and letting the machines do the work for me. The story of how I have automated the monthly patch cycle for Horizon clone master images. The process includes installing Windows and 3rd party updates using SCCM API calls and PowerShell scripts, running a cleanup script, taking snapshots and Refresh or Recompose the pools with PowerCLI and API calls. A look into the challenges I faced along the way and how it saved the company thousands of man-hours a year. And have increased the capacity to refresh pools more often and with more consistency. Telling the story of how this process has made me more productive, ability to better my skill set, and further my career goals.
Chris Hildebrandt
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Broadway
VMware Cloud on AWS: Deployment, Operations, and Workload Management | VMware | Manage
This session teaches you about how to manage a production SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS. Learn how SDDCs are deployed, and what you need to do in order to prepare for your first deployment. We'll then show you all you need to know about running actual production workloads, covering topics such as workload migration and onboarding, settings policies for compute, networking, and storage, and considerations for availability. We'll also show how you would approach other key operations tasks, such as logging and monitoring. You will leave this session with an understanding of how management of a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC should be approached for production workloads.
Max Abelardo
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Halsey
Get more Insight into your Network with vRealize Network Insight! | VMware | Operate
Managing a network is becoming more and more challenging with all the software-defined networking functionality being used. How do you keep track of everything? Join us and learn about Network Insight, VMware’s product that gives insight into everything related to the network; virtual or physical, private or hybrid cloud. With vRealize Network Insight, you can quickly find the root cause of networking and security issues impacting application availability, ensure health and compliance of your NSX deployment, and plan security consistently across public, private, and hybrid clouds. This session is a must for anyone who has NSX, is interested in NSX, or is concerned about the security of their business-critical applications.
Mark Gringle
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Weidler
The Reality of DIY Kubernetes vs PKS | VMware | Design
Kubernetes, one of the most highly organized open source software projects, is slowly becoming the backbone of the industry and is driving change in how applications are deployed. Have you taken the time to see how to install Kubernetes and build your own cluster? How hard is it to do that 10 times over? What steps are involved? What about security and networking and storage concerns? And just because it can be built, is it still easily manageable or scalable? This session will cover what it takes to get a Kubernetes cluster operational for Day 1 use vs using PKS. You will see the benefits PKS delivers using automation at its core.
Tristan Todd
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Multnomah & Holladay
Community Hour