With only one week left to go until VMworld it’s time to sit down and finish up my Schedule. This year is going to be a busy year.
Below is my session list, will I get to every single one of these hell no, but I wanted to make sure I had a full day planned with breaks, one’s I do miss I can view when they go online. I need to save time for HOL’s, Vendors, VMUG duties, and just chatting.
|GS01 — IT Transformation as the Enabler of Business Transformation||8:30||10:00||Moscone North, Hall D|
|INF-STO1430 — Tracking Down Storage Performance Issues: A Customers Perspective||11:00||12:00||Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2022|
|INF-BCO2065 — Disaster Recovery for All VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5 Puts Real-Time Replication and Disaster Recovery Within the Reach of Every Business||12:30||13:30||Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2022|
|VMUG Booth||12:00||13:00||Booth #1817|
|SPO3336 — A Healthcare Providers Perspectives on Going Beyond VDI with Unified Workspaces||14:30||15:30||Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3007|
|INF-NET2207 — VMware vSphere Distributed SwitchTechnical Deep Dive||16:00||17:00||Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2009|
|EUC1688 — Tackling Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Initiatives with the VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop||17:00||18:00||Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3006|
|GS02 — Delivering the Promise of the Software Defined Datacenter||8:30||10:00||Moscone North, Hall D|
|INF-STO1521 — vSphere Storage Appliance â€“ Deep Dive and Best Practices||11:00||12:00||Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3001|
|INF-SEC2813 — Beyond the Hypervisor: Three Key Areas to Consider When Securing Your Cloud Infrastructure Platform||12:30||13:30||Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3018|
|INF-STO3345 — Understanding Storage In Virtual Environments||14:00||15:00||Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2022|
|INF-STO2192 — Tech Preview of a Software-defined Storage Technology||15:30||16:30||Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3001|
|APP-CAP1676 — VMware vFabric Server Best Practices for Security, Stability and Sanity||17:00||18:00||Moscone South, Level 3, Room 306|
|SPO3275 — I Did It My Way||8:30||9:30||Moscone South, Level 3, Room 307|
|INF-BCO2382 — VMware vSphere HA Recommendations to Maximize Virtual Machine Uptime||10:00||11:00||Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2022|
|INF-STO1198 — vSphere Storage Features & Enhancements||11:30||12:30||Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2006|
|SPO3355 — Unleash the Power of VMware Management Tools with VblockTM Systems||13:00||14:00||Moscone South, Level 3, Room 307|
|INF-STO2564 — Supercharged SAN: Fine-tune Your VAAI Enabled vSphere SAN with This Collection of Configuration and Performance Best Practices||14:30||15:30||Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3006|
|ITT3239 — On-Demand IT: Leveraging Cloud for Efficient Self-Service IT||16:00||17:00||Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2003|
|GS03 — Genius Machines||9:00||10:00||Moscone North, Hall D|
|SPO3291 — Case Study: Networking, Storage and Backup for 1,300+ VMs||10:30||11:30||Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3002|
|APP-BCA1516 — Virtualizing SQL 2012 : Doing It Right||12:00||13:00||Moscone West, Level 2, Room 2016|
|OPS-CIM1926 — 5 Must Know Design Considerations for Planning Capacity When You are 50% or More Virtualized||14:00||15:00||Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3006|
This year I don’t know if it is just me, or are there more gatherings put together than years past.
Below is the list of gatherings I will attempt to attend. I didn’t just pick the best parties, I picked the ones that relate to my job. It’s a great chance to meet IT professionals dealing with the same problems and solutions as myself.
If you have not signed up for any after hour events have a look at this. http://www.vmworld.com/community/gatherings
Some of the parties are invite only, contact your vendors and see if they are having any, and get on the list. Things are pretty full at this point.
|Welcome Reception in Solutions Exchange||4:00 PM||7:00 PM||Moscone|
|VMunderground||8:00 PM||11:00 PM||175 Fourth Street, Suite 1070
San Francisco, 94103
|VMUG Leader Reception||7:00 PM||10:00 PM||DUCCA – Outdoor Patio
50 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
|DTCUG-IP at VMworld||4:30 PM||7:00 PM||Westin at Market Street
50 Third Street
San Francisco, CA
|Veeam Annual VMworld Party||8:00 PM||11:00 PM||Mezzaine San Francisco|
|Nimble Storage/Accel Partners VMworld||5:30 PM||8:30 PM||SF MOMA
151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
|VMworld Party||7:00 PM||10:00 PM||Moscone|
Start with Twitter and setup a search for #VMworld that will be the hashtag used for all items relating to VMworld
VMworld Session & Lab Hashtags
#vmworldinf: Infrastructure Sessions
#vmworldops: Operations Sessions
#vmworldapp: Application Sessions
#vmworldeuc: End-User Computing Sessions
#vmworlditt: IT Transformation Sessions
#vmworldsponsor: Sponsor Sessions
#vmworldhol: Hands-on Labs
Verticals & Solutions Hashtags
#vmworldsmb: Small and Midsize Business
#vmworldgov: Gov’t & Federal
#vmworldhealthcare: Healthcare IT
#vmworldfinance: Financial Services
#vmworldedu: Education Services
VMworld "3-Word" Game
Tweet about VMworld 2012 with just 3 words and add #vmworld3word
This is just for VMworld attendees and will give you a chance to look at discussions and ask questions.
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