vmworld 2020 – My list of Must Attend Sessions


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Top 15 VMworld 2020 sessions to attend from Duncan: http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2020/08/17/top-15-vmworld-2020-sessions-to-attend/

My List of Must Attend Sessions:

  • Hybrid Cloud
    • 60 Minutes of NUMA [HCP2453]
    • 99 Problems, But a vSphere Upgrade Ain’t One [HCP1830]
    • A Practitioner’s Guide to Migrating Workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS [HCP2557]
    • Azure VMware Solutions: Network & Security in a Hybrid Cloud Environment [HCPS1576]
    • Build and Drive Business Transformation through VMware Cloud on AWS [PAR2875]
    • Build Application Migration Waves for HCX with vRealize Network Insight [HCP1685]
    • Business-Critical Workloads on the VMware Cloud Panel [HCP1208]
  • Multi-Cloud Operations
    • Accelerate Your Networking Business with VMware SD-WAN [PAR2870]
    • Better Together: CloudHealth and VMware Secure State [MCOP2174]
    • Birds of a Feather Roundtable: Architecting A Multi-Cloud Environment That Accelerates App Modernization [MCOP2670]
    • Birds of a Feather Roundtable: Managed Service Provider Program for VMware Cloud on AWS and Cloud Director Service [MCOP2711]
    • Cloud Bursting in Healthcare & Government to Achieve Agility and Scale [MCOP2938]
    • Exam Guide Review: VCP-CMA [MCOP2632]
    • vRealize Automation Design, Deployment Deep Dive: Large Financial Customer [MCOP2584]
  • Virtual Cloud Network
    • 7 Reasons for Network Automation: With Blue Cross Blue Shield NC [VCNC1207]
    • Active-Active SDDC with NSX Advanced Load Balancer Solutions ]VCNC2043]
    • Demystifying Multitier Gateways in VMware NSX-T Data Center [VCNC1140]
    • Demystifying the NSX-T Data Center Control Plane [VCNC1164]
    • Exam Guide Review: VCP-NV [VCN2629]
    • Expert Roundtable: Ease the Migration to NSX-T from NSX for vSphere with Crystal Greenwood [VCNC2905]
  • Digital Workspace
    • Architecting Workspace ONE: The Official Reference Architecture [DWMM1820]
    • Back-End, Meet Front-End: Modern App Delivery with Tanzu and Workspace ONE [DWMM1468]
    • Bogged down with Legacy Infrastructure? Come Learn How to Migrate from Citrix to VMware Today! [DWHV1075]
    • Business Continuity Solutions for Remote Workforce [DWDE2239]
    • Creating and Optimizing a Windows Image for VDI and Published Applications [DWHV1823]
    • CTO in the Hot Seat: VMware EUC CTO Shawn Bass Answers Your Tough Questions [DWHV2824]
    • Empowering Clinicians and Governments with a Remote Workspace [DWDE2936]
  • Intrinsic Security
    • Advancing Your Cloud Security Journey – Putting All the Pieces Together [ISCS1993]
    • A Practical Guide to Implementing Zero Trust [ISWS1383]
    • Carbon Black Cloud Use Cases [HOL-2136-96-ISM]
    • Carbon Black Endpoint Standard Simulation [HO-2136-95-ISM]
    • Cloud Infrastructure and Workload Security: VMware Secure State and Carbon Black [ISWL2072]
    • Demystifying the NSX-T Data Center Distributed Firewall [ISNS1141]
    • Eliminate Blind Spots with a Purpose-Built Internal Firewall [ISNS1185]
  • App Modernization
    • A Deeper Look at the Kubernetes Cluster API [KUB2470]
    • An Introduction to VMware Tanzu Mission Control: Manage Kubernetes at Scale [KUB2229]
    • A Pragmatic Path for IT & App Modernization with the VMware Tanzu Portfolio [KUB2957S]
    • Best Practices for Zero-Downtime Tanzu Application Service, K8s Deployments [MAP1627]
    • Cloud Native Fundamentals: Containers and Kubernetes 101 for the VI Admin [KUB1888]
    • Cloud Native Operations on Kubernetes [KUB1056]

Personally inviting you to register for VMworld 2020 on September 29 – 30.
VMworld 2020 presents a unique opportunity for two registration passes never offered before:

  • General Pass (FREE)
    • Gen Session/Solution Keynotes
    • Curated/Scheduled Sessions (shorter format)
    • Interactive Simulated Labs
    • Access to On-demand Sessions
    • VMware & Partner Demo Zones
    • Cloud City
    • Gamification
  • Premier Pass ($299 USD) – Technical Audience
    General Pass access plus:
    • Guided WorkshopsLive engagements with experts
    • Personalized Cloud City engagement
    • Birds-of-a-Feather / Networking
    • Certification training & VMworld 2021 discounts

Day 1 – Agenda
VMware Executive General Sessions
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT – Sept 29 – Americas

Solutions Keynote & Customer Case Study
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT – Sept 29 – Americas

Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM – 03:30 PM PDT – Sept 29 – Americas

Expert Roundtables
(Premier Pass Only)
09:30 AM – 03:30 PM PDT – Sept 29 – Americas

Guided Workshops
(Premier Pass Only)
10:00 AM – 03:30 PM PDT – Sept 29 – Americas

VMware Demo Zone &
Sponsor Demo Zone Hours
10:00AM – 05:30PM PDT – Sept 29 – Americas

Day 2 – Agenda
Breakout Sessions
09:00 AM – 03:00 PM PDT – Sept 30 – Americas

Expert Roundtables
(Premier Pass Only)
09:00 AM – 03:00 PM PDT – Sept 30 – Americas

Guided Workshops
(Premier Pass Only)
09:00 AM – 02:30 PM PDT – Sept 30 – Americas

VMware Demo Zone &
Sponsor Demo Zone Hours
08:00AM – 05:00PM PDT – Sept 30 – Americas

NEW! Key Americas Ancillary Event
In addition to all of the core VMworld programming, Americas is also running a collection of ancillary events for customers and partners. On the evening of the first day of VMworld, Women Allies in Sales is hosting “The Inspired Future” event. An experiential virtual event that inspires imagination and action among the women community at VMware, customers and partners, as well as our ally stakeholders. More details on this exciting new VMworld ancillary below.

“The Inspired Future” hosted by Women Allies in Sales – Tuesday, September 29

  • Event Hosts: Anna Dorcey and Dom Delfino
  • VMware Moderators and Panel Participants: Carol Carpenter and Sandy Hogan
  • VMware Emcee: Gabby Buckles
  • Entertainment: We will kick off the evening with DJ Umami, a “true woman warrior” in the DJ scene as she hypes the crowd and gets the audience excited for the evening as well as inserts energy throughout the program.
  • Luminary Speaker: We are pleased to share that we will be joined by Kathy Sullivan, scientist, astronaut, explore, and the only woman ever to have reached the deepest point in all of the oceans and walked in space.

Details of VMworld Conference Activities:

Education Services Trainings and Certifications Details –
Designed to hone and validate attendee knowledge of the latest VMware technologies and solutions. Check out this page or this blog for more. VMworld special offers:

  • For ALL Registrations: Complimentary 6-month access to the VMware Learning Zone (24/7 training hub) Premium Subscription.
  • For General Pass (Free): 25% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification exam voucher
  • For Premier Pass (Paid): Save 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification exam voucher

VMware Demo Zone Details –
Previously known as the “Solutions Exchange”, the VMware Demo Zone offers 10 solution pages that will include product demos (available on-demand) and the opportunity to chat with product SME’s during set hours.

  • 10 Solution Pages: Multi Cloud – Infrastructure, Multi Cloud – Cloud Management, Multi Cloud – for Partners, App Modernization, Intrinsic Security, Virtual Cloud Networking, Digital Workspace, Telco, Emerging Trends, Customer Experience and Success.
  • AMER Booth/Chat Support Hours:
    • Day 1: 10AM PT – 3:30PM PT
    • Day 2: 9:00AM PT – 3:00PM PT

Hands-on Labs Details –
Attendees will be able to experience HOLs throughout the online event. The offerings differ slightly between General and Premier pass registrants:

  • General Pass (Free) – Simulated HOLs, offered on-demand
  • Premier Pass (Paid) – Guided HOL Workshops offered Day 1 & 2, targeting 100 attendees per session. Attendees will also be able to participate in Odyssey Gamification.