VMworld 2017 Session Voting

Just a quick post asking for your votes for some sessions I’ve submitted and/or been included in.

Successful vSAN Stretched Clusters [1118]
GS Khalsa, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, VMware
Jase McCarty, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

This session will provide a deep dive into using Stretched Clusters with VMware vSAN. Topics covered will include the foundation of vSAN Stretched Clusters, the latest updates, recommendations, and failure scenarios. For those interested in implementing Stretched Clusters with vSAN, this will be the session not to miss.

Automating vSAN Deployments at any scale [1119]
Kyle Ruddy, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, VMware
Jase McCarty, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

This session will cover some of the mechanisms and workflow requirements when deploying vSAN in small or large deployments. This will include methods using the vSAN Management API as well as PowerCLI to deploy vSAN. Guidance around the how and why will be included to better ensure successful deployments of any size, from the smallest to largest clusters.

Interpreting performance metrics in your vSAN environment [1206]
Pete Koehler, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, VMware
Jase McCarty, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

VMware vSAN is designed to deliver extraordinary performance to your data center. But how do you know it is performing well? And what are some of the ways you can diagnose the root cause of issues when performance doesn’t seem to be what you expected. This session is for the vSAN administrator who is responsible for delivering applications and services powered by vSAN. Learn how common metrics can be used to determine the demands of individual workloads, and their impact on the vSAN powered environment they run in. Learn how to identify anomalies versus patterns of behavior that might warrant further investigation, and remediation.

Dr. Sheldon Coopers Fun with vSAN [1241]
Aaron Dumbrow, VMware
Jase McCarty, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Storage costs account for 50% of capital budgets and 75% of the challenges in most modern healthcare environments. Taking into consideration the cost of storage networking, devices, and maintaining complex storage environments, not to mention the exponential growth and retention of these environments. Budgets are too high, systems too complex, and teams too siloed to sustain future healthcare IT needs. vSAN provides an Enterprise storage solution for Healthcare environments, eliminating unnecessary complexity, adding additional functionality, and opening the new dialog for storage and virtualization teams. Because it is built into the kernel of the hypervisor, vSAN can take advantage of additional performance gains, and simplified management.

Continuous Availability with vSAN [1482]
Jase McCarty, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Sumit Lahiri, VMware

Understand the design implications and options for deploying vSAN across 2 sites. Best practices, caveats and pitfalls

Successful vSAN for Remote Offices and Branch Offices [1994]
Jeff Hunter, Staff Technical Marketing Architect – Storage and Availability, VMware
Jase McCarty, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Are you looking to deploy vSAN to 1 or more remote or branch offices? Come to this session to see how easy and cost effective vSphere and vSAN can be for your Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) requirements. Have a few locations? Or a few hundred? More? See how vSphere and vSAN can be the most cost effective ROBO combination.

Running the vSAN Witness Appliance in vCloud Air [2463]
Jase McCarty, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
John Nicholson, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware

Looking to deploy vSAN Stretched Clusters or 2 Node and don’t have a place to run the vSAN Witness Appliance? Attend this session to learn how to run the vSAN Witness Appliance in VMware’s vCloud Air. This session will cover the process of vCloud Air configuration as well as vSAN Witness Appliance preparation and deployment on vCloud Air. This will be a deep dive session and expects attendees to be familiar with vSAN Stretched Clusters or 2 Node vSAN.

Advanced vSAN Design Workload Considerations [2610]
Jase McCarty, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Christian Rauber, Solutions Architect, VMware
Bradford Garvey, Solutions Architect, VMware
John Nicholson, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware
Vuong Pham, VMware

vSAN offers revolutionary enterprise storage, but there are key designs principles to consider for specific workloads. You have migrated your workload onto vSAN. Now what? A deeper discussion beyond Hybrid vs. All Flash. How to implement vSAN for Exchange, Oracle, SQL. How vSAN features implementation: FTT, Fault Domains, Clusters, SBPM — All decisions that impact your organization and meeting performance requirements. Adoption of vSAN is accelerating at a faster pace share key success strategies. Notes from the field and lab to maximize your success.

 

Thanks for the consideration, and I hope these sessions are something that VMworld attendees are looking for.

Thanks,
Jase

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