#VMworld 2016 – My session picks

Written by Sam McGeown
Published on 20/7/2016 - Read in about 2 min (308 words)

vegasIn my post yesterday I promised to post my VMworld session picks, so here it is! I have filled my schedule, and even added some alternate picks when there were too many good sessions to go for. My session picks are focussing around:

  • vRealize Automation
  • NSX
  • VSAN
  • PowerCLI, APIs and automation

Now, before anyone tells me I’ve picked too many and I won’t make it to all of them - I know! I can guarantee I’ll get distracted/tired/hungry and won’t make all of them, but if I could…


11:00-11:30 - Automating Your Network Services Deployments with VMware NSX and vRealize Automation [NET10011-EDU]

12:30-13:30 - Automated Deployment and Configuration of the vCenter Server Appliance [INF8260]

14:00-15:00 - Enforcing a vSphere Cluster Design with PowerCLI Automation [INF8036]

16:00-17:00 - VMs and Containers: Extending Docker to vCloud Air [HBC8563]

17:00-18:00 - A day in the life of a VSAN I/O [STO7875]


11:00-12:00 - Virtual SAN - Day 2 Operations [STO7534]

12:30-13:30 - vRealize Automation and NSX Design Experts Panel [MGT9220]

(Alt) Deep Dive into Deploying the vRealize Cloud Management Platform the VMware Validated Designs Way! [SDDC8946]

14:00-15:00 - Advanced Network Services with NSX [NET7907]

15:30-16:30 - vSphere 6.x Host Resource Deep Dive [INF8430]

17:00-18:00 - The Architectural Future of Network Virtualization [NET8193R]


08:30-09:30 - Advanced NSX Troubleshooting: Tips & Tricks for Experienced Users [NET8680]

10:00-11:00 - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the vRealize Automation API [MGT8332]

11:30-12:30 - Save Time With Everything and Anything as a Service (XXXAAS) using vRealize Automation (vRA) [MGT8085]

13:00-14:00 - PowerNSX and PyNSXv: Using PowerShell and Python for Automation and Management of VMware NSX for vSphere [NET7514]

14:30-15:30 - Evolving the vSphere API for the Modern Era [INF8255]

(Alt) Multisite Networking and Security with Cross-vCenter NSX—Part 1 [NET7854R]

16:00-17:00 - Multisite Networking and Security with Cross-vCenter NSX: Part 2 [NET7861R]

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