TIME/LOCATION
SESSION/ABSTRACT
SPEAKERS

8:00am - 8:30am
Ballroom Foyer
Registration | Breakfast
8:20am - 8:45am
Ballroom B
Leader Welcome
8:45am - 9:30am
Ballroom B
Morning Keynote | Automation is Not Enough!
Automation is one of those skillsets that can either be extremely powerful or completely intimidating. Think about the process: learning a scripting and/or programming language, writing code, testing code, and (the most dangerous part) applying that code to production! Those can be very daunting tasks. What if I told you that all of those things, and automation in general, wasn’t enough? Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code are the answer to this dilemma. These two concepts have moved from being futuristic “nice-to-haves” into being a requirement for every aspect of a datacenter, whether physical or software-defined. This session is going to take a look into what these concepts are, how they can be applied, and the minimal coding experience needed to get started.
Kyle Ruddy
9:30am - 6:00pm
Ballroom A
vSolutions Hub | Lightning Rounds, Networking & Giveaways
10:00am - 10:45am
301
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
Steve Holmes
Enterprise Systems Engineer

10:00am - 10:45am
303
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.
Richard McGrath
Advisory Systems Engineer

10:45am - 11:00am
Session Break
11:00am - 11:45am
301
VMware Cloud Services: A New Life With That Same Old Friend! | VMware | Design
So you've been a vSphere admin for years, and one day your boss comes in and tells you that the CIO wants to go to the cloud. And they aren't talking about the private cloud you've spent years building on prem. They mean the likes of AWS, Azure, and Google. What are you supposed to do? Start all over? Forget everything you've learned? Trust me, I've been in your shoes. It can be overwhelming. The great news is that your old friend VMware has a few new tricks up its sleeve. In this session we're going to take a look at the VMware Cloud Services portfolio. What is VMware Cloud Services, you say? It's the multitude of SaaS offerings aimed directly at how you Monitor, Manage, Analyze, an Automate your public cloud workloads. Let's talk about it together!
Tim Davis
11:00am - 11:45am
302
Configuration Management and Your vSphere Environment | VMware | Automate
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
11:00am - 11:45am
303
Upgrading Your vSphere Environment to the Latest and Greatest! | VMware | Operate
Does upgrading your vSphere environment seem like an overwhelming task? Armed with the correct knowledge it doesn't have to be! Join us as we review resources that will help you get your environment running the latest and greatest version of vSphere. During this session you will gain new insight into tips & tricks, resources, and best practices to prepare and implement successful upgrades.
Nigel Hickey
11:00am - 11:45am
304
Using vRealize and Terraform to Up Your Automation Game | Community
How strong is your automation game? Are you continually looking for ways to add reliability, resiliency & accelerate application deployment through automation and orchestration? Whether a deep automation expert or total newbie, these skills are in high demand.This technical session will focus on two of today's fastest growing automation technologies: vRealize Automation (vRA) and Terraform. Hear firsthand how the team at a major US retailer is leveraging automation to meet their digital service requirements. This session will include a complete working demonstration utilizing vRA and Terraform to build, deploy, scale, and monitor a fleet of infrastructure across VMware, AWS and Azure.Attendees will learn practical steps, utilizing infrastructure as code principals, to enable maturity across their private or hybrid clouds.
Gabe Maentz
Tim Borland
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Ballroom B
Lunch | Panel Session | What are Customers Really Doing with VMware in the New Multi-Cloud Reality?
Moderator: Kevin McDowell, VMware Panelists: • Kyle Ruddy, VMware • Nigel Hickey, VMware • Tim Davis, VMware • John White, Expedient • Gabe Maentz, River Point Technology • David Burton, UPMC • Steve Athanas, University of Massachusetts Lowell, VMUG President
12:45pm - 1:00pm
Session Break
1:00pm - 1:45pm
301
Modernization Journey with IBM Cloud and VMware | IBM Cloud | Integrate
Moving workloads to cloud promises many benefits including the ability to accelerate business transformation with the latest and most innovative technologies. In this session we will explore a journey to cloud with IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions which enables global reach, elastic scalability, and easy access to modern services for your existing applications.
Ernesto De Avila
IBM Global Markets - Cloud Sales

1:00pm - 1:15pm
302
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.
Tim Davis
Senior Systems Engineer

1:00pm - 1:45pm
303
Enabling a Zero Trust Framework with Okta and VMware 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.
Patrick Tyler
Sr. Systems Engineer

1:00pm - 2:45pm
305
HOL | VMware vRealize Automation 7 - Getting Started
See the basic features of vRealize Automation. Whether you're interested in blueprinting and IaaS provisioning, the powerful lifecycle and governance engine, or just want an introduction to core concepts, this is a great place to begin your journey.
Mandy Botsko-Wilson
1:45pm - 2:00pm
Session Break
2:00pm - 2:45pm
301
Architecting a Single Sign-On (SSO) Domain for vCenter Server 6.7 | VMware | Design
The foundation of a vCenter Server environment is a well-architected vSphere Single Sign-On (SSO) Domain. vSphere 6.7 introduces changes to SSO and vCenter Server that should be considered when designing and/or upgrading vSphere SSO Domains. Join us for a LIVE whiteboard session about how the vSphere Single Sign-On (SSO) Domain has changed in vSphere 6.7, new functionality such as Domain and SSO Site Repointing, Converge Tool, along with best practices for designing and implementing topologies that align to your business requirements. This knowledge will serve as a guide to reduce unneeded vCenter Server complexity for existing and greenfield deployments.
Nigel Hickey
2:00pm - 2:45pm
302
Now that You Have NSX, What's Next? | VMware | Manage
As a VMware NSX Specialist,I have been helping clients design, install, and get NSX into production for years.I'll share what folks did right, and what they did wrong.I'll identify potential roadblocks and common mistakes.And we will discuss solutions to those challenges, so you can successfully run and secure workloads utilizing VMware's NSX solution.We will also discuss 'day two' operations, and what that requires to be successful as well.
Curtis Miller
2:00pm - 2:45pm
303
Operate Your Private Cloud Like a Rock Star, With VMware Cloud Foundation | VMware | Operate
It's 8am you just get to your desk, A new Mission Critical ticket has been opened, the application analyst says his App is 'slow'. Your boss wants a report in the next hour to tell him how much infrastructure capacity we need for the coming year, and the security team needs all the SSL certs replaced with a CA based cert. They also want all the root & Admin passwords changed because someone has left the company. It's going to be a long day.In this demo packed session, we will predict the future capacity needs & diagnose that performance issue with the vRealize Suite. Then replace all the SSL Certificates in the SDDC & change the passwords with just a few clicks. This is a demo packed session that will show the powerful easy to use operations that are only included in the fully integrated Private Cloud, VMware Cloud Foundation.
Matt Puthoff
2:00pm - 2:45pm
304
Advancing Your Career Through The vCommunity | Community | Professional Development
Nobody cares more about your career than you, but that doesn't mean you need to grow it by yourself. There is an entire community of folks out there who are willing to help you figure out where you want to go, and how you can get there.In this session we'll discuss various paths and tools you can use to grow your career through social opportunities; whether you are looking for a promotion at your current position, or if you are looking to learn a new technology, or even if you want to switch employers, this session is aimed at you. We'll cover off how tools like Twitter can be used to engage product managers and to get your name out there. When applying for a new job, would you rather be the person who has no results when your name is searched online, or would you rather have multiple results returned which highlight your skills?
Matt Crape
2:45pm - 3:15pm
Ballroom A
vSolutions Hub | Lightning Rounds, Networking & Giveaways
3:15pm - 4:00pm
301
VMware vSAN Technical Overview (Whiteboard) | VMware | Design
VMware vSAN manages I/O and places data in a much different way than traditional storage systems. Learn about the internals of vSAN, and how it handles data placement decisions, data rebuilding, performance, and integrity. You will find out how data moved from one host to another, and why. This session shares insight into the reasons behind the vSAN architecture, and how it provides data services to your environment.
Josh Fidel
3:15pm - 4:00pm
302
Application Networking and Security with VMware vRealize Automation and NSX | VMware | Automate
With VMware vRealize Automation and VMware NSX it is now possible to automate your network from an application-centric perspective allow the critical segmentation of workloads, automated access to shared services and SDDC automation all at provisioning-time. In this session, you will see how vRealize Automation defines, delivers, and governs the SDDC allowing you to deploy applications, their connectivity, availability and security through the catalog portal. Learn about some of the significant enhancements in vRealize Automation that provide a richer native integration with NSX including enhanced blueprint options as well as post-provisioning actions.
Mandy Botsko-Wilson
3:15pm - 4:00pm
303
VMware Cloud on AWS: Architecture and Solution Design | VMware | Design
This session will provide a walkthrough of the architecture that makes up the VMware Cloud on AWS service. We'll explain the design of the compute host, and the key concepts behind networking and storage. Since connectivity with your on-prem datacenter is such an important aspect of hybrid cloud, we will put special focus on the options available to customers. Finally, we'll go over the design patterns for the key use cases for this offering. You will leave this session with a solid understanding of how VMware Cloud on AWS works, and be able to start thinking about how it can fit into your own plans for public and hybrid cloud.
Rick Steele
3:15pm - 4:00pm
304
The Evolution of VMware, Community and your Career | Community | Professional Development
A long-time VMware veteran explains how evolving VMware technology and community participation can have a significant impact on your career. Learn how emerging technology and progressive interaction in the social fabric of the technology are both important to adding value to your resume and your visibility.This session walks through a variety of VMware technologies and the way VMware engaged the community to build the company and its representatives into the forefront of thought leadership and multi-vendor cooperation. You'll walk away understanding how to incorporate these values to build your career.
Andy Banta
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom A
vSolutions Hub | Community Hour - Networking & Giveaways