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Industry’s Premier Digital Infrastructure Event - VMworld 2019 Awaits You!!
By Pranay Jha | Aug 4, 2019 | In Articles | Update: Sep 2, 2019 | Total Views [ 824 ]
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Welcome to this post. VMworld 2019 – Make your mark!
  • VMworld US in San Francisco (25-29th August 2019)
  • VMworld Europe in Barcelona (4-7th November 2019)

Link to Visit:

IBM Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, and much more from Virtualization and Cloud Computing – Come to VMworld 2019 to learn about the unbeatable SDDC solution, industry validation, and path to/from the cloud that Vmware has to offer. Advantage of hundreds of community and networking opportunities, breakout sessions, hands-on labs, visionary keynotes, workshops, hackathon, party, and much more! Most importantly, vExpert and VMUG community get together which I would never like to skip.

  • 21000+ attendees
  • 5000+ companies
  • 700+ live sessions
  • 230 exhibitors & sponsors
  • 86 countries representation

Pretty exciting for me as well because this time it’s an opportunity for me to be part of this grand event. After waiting for couple of years, finally I am ready with my conference pass and will be attending VMworld US 2019 this month.


Reason why we should attend VMworld: -

  • Hear perspectives about what’s coming next in Hybrid Cloud from top VMware leaders and industry experts.  There will be 700+ sessions, Hands-on Labs in multiple languages, workshops, panel discussions, keynotes, VMTN TechTalks and more.
  • Experience the latest Hands-on Labs featuring VMware solutions and interact directly with lab builders and product experts. Learn more about what happens behind the scenes with a Hands-on Labs Tour so don’t forget to sign up!
  • Get Practical insights and best-practices from customers who’ve cracked the code on addressing challenges like the ones you may be facing.
  • Face time with top experts, get tips to improve usage of existing solutions, and roadmaps that can advance your capabilities to conquer new business requirements.
  • Build your skills and expertise with VMware certifications for career advancement.
  • Get access to 700+ sessions on topics spanning across hybrid & multi-cloud management, apps & containers, networking & security, digital workspace, edge computing, IoT, and much more.
  • Catch up with colleagues, meet new friends, and explore ideas with thousands of fellow attendees.
  • Connect and Collaborate with 21,000+ attendees, 500+ companies, and 230 sponsors and exhibitors, from 86 countries.
  • Relax and let loose with games, recreation events, sponsored get-togethers, and VMworld Fest—The can’t-miss party!



Important Dates for VMworld US: -

Event Date

25-29th August 2019

04-07th November 2019

Call for Paper Proposal

March-16th April

March-16th April

Registration Opens

7th May

7th May

Last Date for Early Bird Registration

21st June

26th July

Regular Registration

22st June - 29th Aug

27th July - 7th Nov

Cancellation Date

With less a $50 refund processing fees - 7th May - 21st June
With less 50% refund amount - 22nd June - 2nd Aug
No Refund will be given after 2nd August

With less a €50 refund processing fees: 7th May - 06th Sep
With less 50% refund amount: 7th Sep - 4th Oct
No Refund will be given after 3rd Oct

Content Catalog

18th June

16th July

Session Builder

16th July

24th September


General Session Speakers: -

  • Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware
  • Sanjay Poonen, COO, VMware
  • Ray O'Farrell, EVP & CTO, VMware
  • Lindsey Vonn, Olympic Gold-Medal Skier, Author
  • Steve Young, Philanthropist
  • And many more to be announced on stage!

One thing is sure that we are going to learn many technical stuffs and will be interacting with industry experts. The best thing for me what I excited for is that I have scheduled sessions of Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman in my conference agenda. They are the inspiration for me in this industry. There are many others as well who are doing tremendous and we are going to meet them face to face, seriously! 😊  As a Research Scholar, I will also have opportunity to explore the sessions and discussion around ongoing Research, Development, and Innovation in the different organizations in various countries.


Schedule Builder: -

VMworld Agenda from US and Europe is listed in below link.

  • VMworld US Agenda:

  • VMworld Europe Agenda:


My Agenda: -

Schedule builder is live and almost sessions are filling up now. Out of 700+ sessions, I could only manage to get schedule below sessions in my catalogue due to ongoing parallel sessions. Below sessions that I am going to attend in these these 5 days. And yes, few most parties as well like vExpert and VMworld Fest.





Day 1

Launch Your Machine Learning Workloads in Minutes on VMware vSphere [ELW-2048-01-EMT_U]

Sunday, August 25, 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Kenyon Hensler & Uday Kurkure

VMware Cloud on AWS: From Test Drive to Full Speed [HBI2690WU]

Sunday, August 25, 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Matt Vandenbeld, Chris McMahon, Andrea Siviero & Michael Kolos


Day 2

Monday General Session [GSUMON]

Monday, August 26, 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pat Gelsinger & Sanjay Poonen

Applying Machine Learning to Reduce Day 2 Troubleshooting and Headaches  [HBO3381BU]

Monday, August 26, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Frank chodacki & Jack Benney

Deploying Kubernetes Apps on PKS Using Native Tools, Helm, and Operators [CODE1152U]

Monday, August 26, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Francis Guillier

Blogging 101: A Quick Start for Blogging in the Community [VMTN5012U]

Monday, August 26, 12:45 PM - 01:00 PM

Tej Cheema

Extend Your Network and Security to AWS, Azure, and IBM Cloud [CNET1582BU]

Monday, August 26, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Nikhil Kelshikar & Percy Wadia

Palo Alto Networks: Multi-Tier Security for Your Multi-Cloud NSX-T Deployment [STP3605U]

Monday, August 26, 02:20 PM - 02:40 PM

Brian Tokuyoshi

A VCDX Approach to Data Center Modernization [STP3579U]

Monday, August 26, 02:50 PM - 03:10 PM

Dave Convery

Monitoring Best Practices with vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight [HBO1649BU]

Monday, August 26, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Scott Walsh & David Kritschgau

vSphere HA and DRS Hybrid Cloud Deep Dive [HBI2186BU]

Monday, August 26, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Frank Denneman & Duncan Epping

One Is Not Enough: Multi-Cloud Deployments Enhance Colleague Experiences [ADV1300BU]

Monday, August 26, 06:00 PM - 06:30 PM

Aju Sukumaran


Day 3

Tuesday General Session [GSUTUES]

Tuesday, August 27, 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ray O’Farrell

HCI Tools: Assessing and Sizing a Real Customer Environment for vSAN [HCI1417BU]

Tuesday, August 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Aparna Somaiah & Geetika Jain

Virtualization 101 [HBI2948BU]

Tuesday, August 27, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Himanshu Singh

Accelerating Your On-Premises-to-Cloud Journey with Skytap on IBM Cloud [HBI3371BU]

Tuesday, August 27, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Brad Schick & Michael Whalen

Architecting VMware Cloud Roundtable [HBI2615PU]

Tuesday, August 27, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

John White, David Grimes, John Dwyer, Martin Hosken, & Daniel Paluszek

VMware Cloud Services Architecture [HBI1396BU]

Tuesday, August 27, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Orne Root & Alex Rankov

Get More Insight into Your Network with vRealize Network Insight [HBO1689BU]

Tuesday, August 27, 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

Martijn Smit & Pravin Goyal

60 Minutes of Non-Uniform Memory Architecture [HBI2278BU]

Tuesday, August 27, 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Frank Denneman


Day 4

VMware HCX for Cloud Providers Architecture Deep Dive [HBI1145BU]

Wednesday, August 28, 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Gabe Rosas & Chris Johnson

Horizon 7 Automation 101: How to Get Started with the Horizon API [CODE1316UR]

Wednesday, August 28, 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Jack McMichael

BeyondCorp: a new approach to enterprise security [UEM3592BUS]

Wednesday, August 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Atul Tulshibagwale, Ameet Jani, McCall McIntyre

Cloud Migration and Disaster Recovery with vCloud Availability 3.0 [HBI1896BU]

Wednesday, August 28, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Yogesh Ranjan & Chris Johnson

AppDefense Reference Architecture Deep Dive [SAI3196BU]

Wednesday, August 28, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Kevin Berger & Chris Corde

Best Practices for Architecting Hybrid Cloud Security [SAI3503BUS]

Wednesday, August 28, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

AMIR KAUSHANSKY & Stijn Vanveerdeghem

Hybrid Management Across On-Premises and Cloud - Design Studio [UX7014U]

Wednesday, August 28, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM


vSphere Cloud Services - Design Studio [UX7035U]

Wednesday, August 28, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Yu Xin


Day 5

Best Practices: Security and Compliance for Cloud Workloads [SAI3336BU]

Thursday, August 29, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Andrew Guerra & Scott Moonen

"If This Then That" for vSphere - The Power of Event-Driven Automation [CODE1379UR]

Thursday, August 29, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

William Lam & Michael Gasch


Certification at VMworld

  •  20% off select Live Online trainings scheduled for the week of August 12
  • 25% off select On Demand course
  • 50% off a VMware Learning Zone (our 24/7 training hub) Premium Subscription
  • 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exams and practice tests taken at VMworld
  • 50% off Dell Technologies Proven Professional exams taken at VMworld. Note: these exams cannot be added to your purchase during VMworld registration. Contact for more details.

Stay Connected at Social Media

  • #vmworldHOL: hands-on labs at VMworld
  • #vmworld3word: 3-word creative tweets
  • #vmworldselfie: selfie or group photos
  • #vmworldhackathon: Hackathon at VMworld
  • #vmworldfest: VMworld Official Party, August 28 beginning at 7:00 PM

Don't Forget to Leave some Space for VMworld Bag

In era of virtualization and cloud, learning should not be dependant on physical presence. I will definitely keep posting key takeaways from the technical sessions during the VMworld so that it can benefit to others as well who couldn’t make it possible this year. Stay tuned and subscirbe my blog and social media page to get live updates from VMworld in San Francisco and Barcelona.


Best wishes to everyone those who are attending or delivering the sessions. Love for my readers!!!

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