VMworld 2017 is held in Las Vegas and Barcelona.
We have already published few posts from the available announcements. There are some good news this year for admins willing to build an elastic datacenter. They have a possibility to purchase a plan for VMware vCloud on AWS.
VMware cloud on AWS. A service which has been announced during last year's VMware along with VMware Cloud Foundation.
VMware Cloud on AWS is actually powered by VMware Cloud Foundation which has vSphere, VMware vSAN, and VMware NSX packed in.
Our post from the show in Barcelona:
Our Videos from Barcelona:
- VMworld Barcelona 2017 and some time-lapse goodness
- VMware vSAN Questions for Jase McCarty
- Vembu Backup and Replication
- Veeam Backup v10 – New upcoming Backup for NAS feature and more…
- Runecast Analyzer
- Turbonomics news and demo
- Nakivo Backup and Replication – news and roadmap
The show was the biggest one in Barcelona in its history. It is actually the 10th European show. I met many old friends and made new friends as well. I had a lots and lots of people coming to see me, to say hi as they recognized me via the photo I have in my blog profile.
Many of them have congratulated me to the second place in the Top vBlog competition this year. A great achievement they said, because of the quality and consistency of posting through the year. It is something which I like to hear as I put a lot of energy into posting. And it really keeps me motivated for the future too !!!
I've met again a very large group of Czech IT folks (the group is getting bigger and bigger). Their Czech VMUG leader, @novakkarel, is a friend of mine. It seems that a very good energy is actually there in Czech Republic as it is a quite small country (still much bigger than Reunion Island) so the guys they need each other when dealing with the IT. And so they keep together and they are full of enthusiasm. Keep it up!
Another photo taken by a fellow blogger @lessi001 in the VMTN zone where all the bloggers were, and also the vBrownbag crew was recording their videos.
I had a good fun of creating my first video – VMworld Barcelona 2017 and some time-lapse goodness. It is a mix of Time-lapse sequences with short video clips from the show. Usually, another friend of mine @lenzker is the one doing it, but as Fabian was attending the VMworld US, he wasn't present in Barcelona.
I got an opportunity to have created my own personalized hand spinner. The ESX Virtualization text logo was engraved into metal by a laser beam… Unfortunately the time I realize the opportunity to shoot a video of it, the process was already finished!
And the animated version looks like this -:) The product is made from metal and Fujitsu was the sponsor.
I haven't had much time to attend lots of sessions, but as most of them were recorded, they will be available within a few weeks online. There is also already a list of free sessions from Barcelona which I'll link below so you can watch.
It's all about choice. Before the start of VMworld this year I published a quick tip post called “VMworld Barcelona tips and tricks” for 1st time VMworld attendees. The post had a success too as some people were unaware of the free metro/bus tickets available to all attendees (there were VMworld when this ticket was directly “in the backpack package”. which were available at the Information desk just when entering the
Then they changed and distribute those tickets to the ones who really want them. Not everyone is willing to take metro or bus and prefer taxi (which are quite cheap BTW) but for folks which do not have much budget, this option is a very good option. Those tickets were available at the Information desk on the right-hand side, when entering the main entrance.
This year the main entrance was not in the same building, and it completely makes sense! Keep it this way VMware! As being said, the show was a great success for VMware, with over 11 000 attendees this year, despite those tragic events happening just a few weeks before, on Las Ramblas.
For those of you interested, next year VMworld Europe is 5-8 November in Fira Barcelona! Yes, due to great success it is Barcelona again. See you there!!!!!
Free Sessions to watch from VMworld Barcelona 2017:
- VMworld 2017 Europe – General Session Day 1
- VMworld 2017 Europe – General Session Day 2
- CEOs Pat Gelsinger and Andy Jassy announce availability of VMware Cloud on AWS at VMworld 2017
- VMworld 2017 SER1534BUR – VMware vSphere Performance Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis
- VMworld 2017 SER2540BU – VMware vSphere HA: Leverage Its Full Potential
- VMworld 2017 STO1926BU – VMware vSAN 6.6: A Day in the Life of an I/O
- VMworld 2017 STO2063BU – Architecting Site Recovery Manager to Meet Your Recovery Goals
- VMworld 2017 SAI3019BU – Automate Your Security with VMware NSX
- VMworld 2017 SER2614BU – PowerCLI 201: Getting More Out of VMware vSphere PowerCLI
- VMworld 2017 NET1775BU – Advanced VMware NSX: Demystifying the VTEP, MAC, and ARP Tables
- VMworld 2017 SER2980BU – VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Deep Dive and Troubleshooting
- VMworld 2017 STO2446BU – VMware Virtual Volumes Technical Deep Dive
- VMworld 2017 SER2965BU – Advanced Troubleshooting of VMware ESXi Server 6.x for vSphere Gurus
- VMworld 2017 SER1875BU – The Power Hour: VMware vSphere PowerCLI 10th Birthday Edition
- VMworld 2017 SER2933BU – Defend Your VMware vSphere Infrastructure with vCenter High Availability
- VMworld 2017 ADV3368BUS – Find performance bottlenecks. Understanding VMware ESXi Storage Queueing
- VMworld 2017 SER2480BU – VMware vSphere PowerCLI 101: Becoming Your Organization's Superhero
- VMworld 2017 LHC1547BU – Creating Your VMware Cloud on AWS Data Center: VMware Cloud on AWS Fun
- VMworld 2017 SER1504BU – vCenter Performance Deep Dive
- VMworld 2017 LHC1910BU – Using vRealize with VMware Cloud on AWS
- VMworld 2017 SER1872BU – VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive: Part 2
- VMworld 2017 US – ADV1246BU – Your VDI Trifecta: Instant clones, App Volumes, and UEM
You can check out our posts and details from VMworld Las Vegas:
- VMware Integrated Openstack 4.0 announced – VMworld 2017
- VMware Cloud Services – New PaaS Services for Managing, Securing and Govern Public and Private Cloud Infrastructure
- VMware Cloud on AWS is GA
VMworld is the best tech conference you can attend, but we know that not everybody can. That's why we publish as much as we can, and share as much as we can while we remotely follow the Las Vegas event and we'll be at the Barcelona event, physically present.
VMworld US General Session – Day 1
VMworld US General Session – Day 2
August 27-31, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Free Sessions to watch from VMworld US:
- VMworld 2017 SER2355BU Best Practices for All-Flash Arrays with VMware vSphere
- VMworld 2017 SER2077BU Achieve Maximum vSphere Stability with PowerCLI Assisted Documentation: From Buildout to Daily Administration
- VMworld 2017 SER1143BU A Deep Dive into vSphere 6.5 Core Storage Features and Functionality
- VMworld 2017 NET1152BU Introduction to VMware NSX
- VMworld 2017 MGT2185BU 360-Degree Troubleshooting and Remediation
- VMworld 2017 LHC3371BUS VMware Cloud on AWS – The Painless Path to Hybrid Cloud
- VMworld 2017 LHC3159SU Accelerate the Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS
- VMworld 2017 ADV1587BU VMware NSX + Horizon: Security Architecture for Desktops & Applications
- VMworld 2017 VIRT1430BU Performance Tuning and Monitoring for Virtualized Database Servers
- VMworld 2017 ADV1607BU – Delivering 3D Graphics Desktops and Applications in the Real World with VMware Horizon
- VMworld 2017 VIRT1374BU Virtualize Active Directory, the Right Way!
- VMworld 2017 VIRT1309BU Monster VMs (Database Virtualization) with VMware vSphere 6.5
- VMworld 2017 SER2724BU Extreme Performance Series: Performance Best Practices
- VMworld 2017 SER2958BU Migrate to the VMware vCenter Server Appliance You Should
- VMworld 2017 PBO3367BUS – VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes made easy with Pure Storage
- VMworld 2017 NET1345BU VMware NSX in Small Data Centers for Small and Medium Businesses
- VMworld 2017 SER1411BU VMware vSphere Clients Roadmap: HTML5 Client, Host Client, and Web Client
From previous VMworlds….
A VMUG party ….
VMware Time Machine ….
VMworld is a place to be. If you cannot attend, you can follow many blogs like ours, check VMware Youtube channel for updates etc. You'll, however, miss the big part – Networking. You can easily find new friends, you can meet your favorite bloggers or shake hands to a presenter you appreciated after his/her session.
This is a way different than staying at home. Think of it for next year and convince your boss to send you to VMworld.
Check more articles from ESX Virtualization:
- vSphere 6.5
- How to Configure VMware High Availability (HA) Cluster
- Free Tools
- How to Migrate Windows Based vCenter to VCSA 6.5 [Lab] – Windows to Linux
- VMware VCSA 6.5 Active-Passive Setup with Simple Configuration – [LAB]
- VMware vCSA 6.5 HA Failover Test – Video