This summer has seriously flown by! It’s hard to believe that in three weeks I’ll be flying out to Vegas for VMworld. Between the sessions, labs, networking events, and a party or two, the week is shaping up to be awesome!
I have a bunch of great sessions scheduled for this year. I’m also really glad they are doing scheduling this time, it will avoid the hour and a half lines that I waited in last year. This will allow for more time to talk with presenters afterwards so I’m excited! I won’t list all my sessions out, but here are a few that are on the top of my list:
VSP1926- Getting Started with VMware vSphere Design
I’m really looking forward to Scott’s session on vSphere design. His book that came out this year on the same topic was excellent, so it will be good to expand on this and hear from experiences in the field!
VSP1425- Ask the Expert vBloggers
Put this many vExperts in a room, throw out some user submitted questions, what more do you need?
CIM1644- The Path from Lab Manager to VMware vCloud Director: A Customer Journey
I submitted a session on a similar topic, so I’m very interested to hear this one. The migration from Lab Manager to vCloud Director is not trivial and it is a big step forward in cloud strategy. I’m interested to hear the customer experience on this one!
VSP3111- Cisco Nexus 1000v: Architecture, Deployment and Management
One of my top sessions from last year, Jason has updated the content for vSphere 5 and as a Cisco guy at heart, how can you not get excited for this one?
VSP2757- A Deep Dive on Virtual Distributed Switching and Cisco Nexus 1000v
vSphere 5 brings some much needed enhancements to the vDS. I’m really looking forward to the discussion around vDS vs. Nexus 1000v and real-world implementation advice for both! This, and Jason’s dedicated Nexus 1000V session, are ones you won’t want to miss!
VSP1682- VMware vSphere Clustering Q&A
What’s better than an early morning session from the two guys that wrote the book on Clustering and HA?
All things are pointing towards this year being epic! Not only do you have all the great sessions, but the Hands on Labs will be bigger and even more awesome than last year! There were some insane numbers on how many VM’s were deployed over the week last year and their goal is to crush that number!
At the EMC booth, we will also have our own Hands on Labs in the solutions exchange. RSA will be well represented with some excellent content around vShield Data Security. A lot of people have put in a ton of work on these labs, so I’m really looking forward to these! I’ll be around the booth, so come stop by and check out the labs!
Most of all though, I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of my friends from the community who for some, I only get to see at this event. I’m also excited to meet a lot of new faces and chat with my fellow vNerds. So drop me a note in the comments here if you’ll be attending and make sure to say Hi!
Will Vegas be ready for us? I sure hope so!