VMware Explore 2023 in Las Vegas and in Barcelona is approaching fast. To start preparing your “must-watch” sessions and other must-attend sessions, let's gather some good tech sessions from the VMware Explore Content Catalogue.
In case you haven't checked, the VMware Explore Las Vegas and Barcelona events are on those dates:
August 21-24 Las Vegas
November 6-9 Barcelona
Now let's have a look at some of the sessions from the content catalog:
Are users complaining of poor application performance? Demanding more resources to compensate? Do you know where to start looking for issues? Are you confident you have the right configuration in place? Attend this breakout session, delivered by VMware’s most experienced performance gurus, to answer these questions and more. This session will explain the most important performance practices that need to be applied across the stack, from application to hardware. Based on real customer case studies, the goal of this session is to empower you to identify the most common performance issues and remediate them by applying best practices. Leave with the tools, methodologies, configurations and confidence you can provide maximum performance to all your users and their applications. #xPerfSeries
Mark Achtemichuk, Performance Specialist, VMware
Valentin Bondzio, Sr. Staff TSE, VMware
Yes, this is the VMware vSphere session you’ve been looking for. vSphere is the enterprise workload platform that ushers in the era of heterogeneous computing by bringing DPUs into the fold along with CPUs and GPUs—making the future of modern infrastructure accessible to all enterprises. vSphere unleashes key innovations to help customers supercharge workload performance, accelerate innovation for DevOps teams, improve operational efficiency and IT productivity, and bring the benefits of the cloud to their on-premises infrastructure. Join us to get the latest and greatest on what’s new with vSphere. We will give you an overview of the top capabilities of vSphere that matter most for you, as well as technical details with the newest demos, and cover 10 new and exciting things about vSphere that you absolutely need to know.
Himanshu Singh, Director, Cloud Platform, VMware
Ken Werneburg, Director of Technical Marketing, VMware
Recently both AMD and Intel made their flagship Server CPUs available, the AMD EPYC and the 4th generation of the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor. Both follow a similar paradigm of the multi-chip, multi-tile module design, impacting kernel scheduling and workload sizing to work around the application expectation of a CPU subsystem. Besides the traditional deep dive of NUMA scheduling, we will discuss the new vSphere 8 functionality solving the age-old question, how many cores per socket? We will show real-life data on NUMA-locality's importance for a Machine Learning\HPC application that runs on GPUs. We will look at the latest CPU architecture developments, such as the Sapphire Rapids' new onboard accelerators, which can help you guide your data center hardware refresh. Join me as we dive into this exciting and critically important space.
Frank Denneman, Chief Technologist, VMware
vSphere automation has always been a hot topic for customers that support large virtual environments. Automation through scripting, mostly by using PowerShell and PowerCLI, has been the preferred automation option for our customers for a long time. Lately, Infrastructure as code (IaC) solutions like Terraform have gained popularity among virtual infrastructure administrators. Join this session to learn the differences between the two automation models, the advantages and disadvantages of each one of them, and start getting the best of both worlds. We have prepared some interesting demos for specific tasks that you can complete with PowerCLI and Terraform. These demos will help you understand the specifics of each automation tool better.
Kamen Nikolov, R&D Manager, VMware
Bring your questions and concerns to this ask-me-anything session about running business-critical Oracle workloads on a VMware platform. This includes migration from a non-VMware platform to a VMware platform, configuration, performance tuning, best practices, licensing, workload challenges, design, and so on. Have a deep dive with the VMware SME on hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments.
Sudhir Balasubramanian, Sr. Staff Solution Architect – Oracle Lead, VMware
Protecting IT infrastructure components from attacks and ransomware is different than protecting workloads. There are ways to use the security features built into VMware vSphere+ to harden an environment against attacks while also keeping it easy for IT staff to do their jobs and make compliance audits faster, too. Join us as we talk about these design and implementation strategies from a technical perspective, from the hardware all the way up to the workloads.
Bob Plankers, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Joshua Solomin, Sr. Product Line Manager, VMware
Meet the expert(s) on VMware vSphere in general. Get your questions answered on all things upgrade and lifecycle, certification management, configuration management, VM encryption, vSphere vMotion, vSphere with VMware Tanzu, and more.
Féidhlim O’Leary, Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
In this session, you will learn how VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager makes updating and patching operations easier and simpler with a desired state image for your on-premises hosts and clusters. With a few clicks, you can apply full-stack firmware updates with a recommended image or simply apply host configurations cluster-wide with vSphere Configuration Profiles. By utilizing vSphere Lifecycle Manager as a service, you can further enhance your vSphere lifecycle management experience by showing current states of your entire vSphere inventory whether they are in data centers or edges. You will learn how to plan, prepare, precheck and roll out updates to your entire fleet from a single pane in vSphere+. You can apply desired configurations to multiple clusters and VMware vCenter instances, and view drifts across your fleet through the new configuration as a service with vSphere+.\
Rupesh Shimkhada, Product Manager, VMware
Shanthala Gorur Ashwath, Product Line Manager, VMware
This session talks about how to modernize your applications with VMware’s best practices and deploy an enterprise-ready Kubernetes runtime to empower the delivery of modern, containerized apps across on-premises, public cloud, and edge environments.
Christian Rauber, Staff Solutions Architect, VMware
KK Wong, Staff Solutions Architect, VMware
AI & ML on vSphere
Machine learning (ML) is an exciting new area and the fastest growing technology in the world. ChatGPT and large language models (LLMs) have brought ML into the mainstream. However, LLMs place very high demand on your infrastructure and require constant refactoring and the ability to scale. To be successful, an agile infrastructure is required. VMware streamlines and automates the deployment of GPU-accelerated ML workloads on both Kubernetes and VMs with bare-metal performance. The VMware platform shortens time to value for ML applications by providing agility and reducing operational complexity, allowing you to move from development to production quickly. Come see the latest innovations that will streamline and accelerate production ML in your organization.
Justin Murray, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Shawn Kelly, Sr. Staff Solutions Engineer, VMware
In this Meet the Expert session, you can ask all your questions about deploying machine learning workload and the challenges around accelerators. When do I use CPU resources, what about NUMA relation, when do I use passthrough, and what benefit has NVIDIA AI Enterprise? What's the difference between MIG and time-sliced, and how can I avoid cluster defragmentation in certain scenarios? Join me as we dive into this exciting and critically important space.
Frank Denneman, Chief Technologist, VMware
vSphere+ and Cloud Connected Services for vSphere
You trust VMware vSphere to run your business-critical workloads, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Your on-premises apps get the benefits of economics, locality, performance, latency and more, but they can benefit significantly from innovations available in the cloud. Moreover, in a distributed environment, your IT teams have to manage in siloes, which can be challenging and inefficient. And your developers and DevOps teams need all the support they can get to drive up productivity and velocity to market. Join this session and learn how VMware vSphere+, the multi-cloud workload platform, can help transform your on-premises infrastructure and your business by delivering the benefits of cloud services without disrupting your workloads.
Dave Morera, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Glen Simon, Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware
VMware’s approach to modern applications uses the Kubernetes API for VMware vSphere to expose compute, networking and storage along with services to manage the lifecycle of VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters and virtual machines (VM Service). The Cloud Consumption Interface abstracts the Kubernetes API across vSphere clusters and VMware vCenter instances by providing cloud-level constructs, such as projects and regions, enabling developer automation without the need to understand the underlying infrastructure. This deep-dive session will explore how VM Service provides alignment with developer automation to build custom VM images and deploy VM instances configured natively through Cloud-init. We will also show how VI admins can pool infrastructure resources into cloud regions, then assign devs to projects to enable advanced automation in a true cloud experience.
Michael West, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Jeremy Wolf, Product Line Manager, VMware
Customers who are curious to understand more about VMware Cloud can talk to experts to understand the why, what and how of the solution.
Chandra Prathuri, Sr. Director of Product Management, VMware
Siddharth Pande, Sr. Director of Product Management, VMware
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