VMworld Barcelona cloud management resources

Our great technical conference VMworld EMEA is on it’s way to Barcelona ! In two weeks we will be running our feet off in the Fira Gran Via. If you have no idea yet why you should attend, you can watch an overview video here:

In this post I also want to give you an overview of sessions and labs related to cloud provisioning and management to help you fill your agenda 😉

Sessions:

I cannot list all of them and do not know all the speakers, but here are my recommendations. You can consult the complete list here.

Tuesday:

VCM7369-S – Uncovering the Hidden Truth in Log Data With vCenter Log Insight. John Herlocker, CTO Log Insight, will be presenting.

VCM5539 – The Missing Link: Storage Visibility In Virtualized Environments. If you ever saw Colin present, you know why 😉

VCM4885 – Business Management for Cloud. Hear from a customer !

Wednesday:

VCM5271 – VMware and Puppet: How to Plan, Deploy & Manage Modern Applications. I attended this session in SF. Becky and Nigel do a superb job of explaining what we are doing with Puppet and do great demos. Don’t miss !

VCM5811 – How to Manage vSphere and Hybrid Cloud with vCenter Operations Management.

VCM5009 – Practical Real World Reporting with vCenter Operations. This is what we keep explaining to customers. Tom Findling is now the product owner of vCOps…

VCM4992 – Tips and Tricks for Capacity Risk Assessment, Rightsizing and Planning.

VCM5008 – vCenter Operations and the Quest for the Missing Metrics. Advanced stuff, but very interesting. By two nice Dutch guys Duco & Eric (of VMworld TV fame…)

Thursday:

VCM5148 – Provisioning and Managing a Heterogeneous Cloud with vCloud Automation Center. Naomi is the product manager for vCAC and Zack is extremely knowledgeable. He created some great demos.

VCM5781 – Whats New and What’s Next in vCenter Operations: A Tech Preview. Jai is Director, cloud management products, if anyone can tell you what is coming in vCOps…

VCM4952 – Practicing What We Preach: VMware IT on vCenter Operations Management Suite and vCloud Automation Center. Yes, we use vCAC and vCOps internally, come see us eat our own dog food.

 Hands-On Labs:

Of course we are back this year with the Hands-on Labs where you can come and learn in a real-life environment. For each lab a complete environment is deployed on-the-fly in a vCloud Director environment, so that you can actually use a real product. You can use thin clients or bring your own device (even a tablet !). New this year is a hotspot where you can take labs with your own laptop, I think in Barcelona it will be in Hall 8. The HOL itself is in Hall 7.

Even better you can take a lot of labs just from the comfort of your home… Nine labs have already been added from the new labs. See the announcement on the blog. You can enroll in the lab I am lab captain for here.

Labs relating to vCOps:

HOL-SDC-1301 – APPLIED CLOUD OPERATIONS. VSOM, Log Insight and vCOps Enterprise content.

HOL-SDC-1310 – VSPHERE AND VSOM 101

Also note there will be a lab around OpenStack on VMware: HOL-SDC-1320 – OPENSTACK ON VMWARE VSPHERE.

Other events:

There are Partner Q&A sessions on vCOps and vCAC. I am participating in the vCOps one. Not sure where they are listed.

I am also trying to organize a mini briefing for customers on vCOPs, more info to follow.