VMworld 2010 sessions published. A few recommendations.

The 2010 edition of the VMware’s conference VMworld is approaching fast. The company already published the session catalog which, easy to guess, has a strong focus on private cloud computing and the upcoming vCloud Service Director (vCSD, formerly codename Project Redwood).

virtualization.info recommends a few sessions:

  • DV7180 – ThinApp : What’s New and Future Vision
    This session will detail new features and enhancements to the ThinApp product since VMWorld 2009, including the 4.0.3, 4.0.4, and 4.5 releases as well upcomming releases that occur between now and VMWorld 2010. The second half of the session will present part of our vision for the future of application virtualization and demonstrate some demos of possible future technology.
  • MA7140 – vCloud Architecture Design Strategies and Design Patterns
    This session focuses on the building blocks for a vCloud architecture. Using Design Patterns is fundamental for a successful design and deployment. We will provide a Conceptual Model including the requirements and constraints and conceptually represents what we are trying to produce. The Logical Design shows the relationship of the components.
    This session uses the experience of the VMware TS Cloud Team for deployments with Enterprise Private Cloud and with Cloud Providers.

  • MA8027 – Provisioning Cloud Computing on Vblock using VMware vCloud Service Director
    This session focuses on provisioning vApps in cloud environment. Starting with at the hardware layer, provisioning of UCS servers in Vblock architecture, applying server profiles and related policies. Moving up the stack with installing and configuring vSphere, applying host profiles, creating and deploying network/storage policies. Carving out resource, network and storage pools for Cloud computing using VMware vCloud Service Director. Create Service catalogs, apply cost models using Chargeback, deploy vApps in multi-tenant environment.
  • MA8030 – Saving Time with vCenter Orchestrator
    Starting with a demo of how to use the bulk operations workflow to maximize your investment in vCenter Orchestrator, we will walk through how to modify a few workflows that saves a few minutes of your day. We will also show some of the best practices of writing workflows.
  • MA8092 – Cloud Futures: The Infrastructure Authority
    To realize the potential of private cloud, infrastructure must be capable of not just dynamically provisioning and optimizing systems, but also not violating any security, regulatory, or organizational policy constraints in the process. In many enterprise environments, dynamic IT consists of several disjointed solutions and oftentimes blind faith that policy, security, or regulatory constraints will not be broken. The bottom line – someone has to be in charge. The infrastructure authority (IA) is the future nerve center of cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) operations. Among the many roles the IA possesses are:
    • Provides a central metadata store
    • Leverages common data models to request or offer services
    • Maintains physical, virtual, and policy dependency maps
    • Ensures security and regulatory compliance
    • Ensures that service level requirements are met
    • Stores and enforces organizational policy
    • Ensures accurate capacity forecasts
    • Integrates with third party management and orchestration tools to authorize IT operations such as provisioning or relocation before they proceed
    Typical questions answered by the IA include:
    • Are security zoning rules checked before live migrating a VM?
    • Do any policy restrictions prevent VMs from migrating to different data centers or to public cloud infrastructure?
    This session takes a practical look at the emerging role of the IA, and details how existing management frameworks such as VMware vCenter and industry standards such as OVF can be used in this capacity moving forward.
  • MA8181 – Optimizing Capacity using vCenter CapacityIQ
    This session will provide recommendations and best practices to optimizing your VMware virtual infrastructure capacity using vCenter CapacityIQ. The session will provide a deep dive into how CapacityIQ analyzes and forecasts capacity utilization, how it identifies unused capacity and how it predicts your future capacity needs. It will explain the key CapacityIQ concepts and methodology as well as help you understand and interpret all the data presented.
  • MA8649 – VMware Server Configuration Manager: Our Foundation for Compliance in the Private Cloud
    Compliance to regulatory requirements and IT standards is an important issue that drives many IT initiatives including security and threatens to limit cloud adoption. Learn how Server Configuration Manager (SCM) enables customers to ensure compliance and provide visibility and control of their IT infrastructure. SCM helps automate mundane tasks, reduce manual errors and increase application availability. Learn how SCM can help your customers dramatically reduce their operating costs, and experience firsthand this new solution which provides a foundation for compliance in the cloud.
  • (for partners only) PA9444 – VMware Service Provider Cloud Licensing Programs
    This course will give you an overview of VMware’s licensing and pricing strategies for VMware Service Provider Partners. It will also cover program elements including requirements and key benefits of the VMware Service Provider Program. As cloud computing continues to evolve, VMware is enhancing and clarifying our licensing and pricing models to ensure our Service Provider Partners have the best in class pricing and licensing models along with world class product and programs.
  • PC8051 – Infrastructure Technologies to Long Distance VMotion – What Is “VM Teleportation”?
    Join this session and learn about infrastructure technologies purpose built for long distance VMotion and Cloud federation. Using existing technologies such as vSphere and active-active virtual storage models, you will discover new innovations to move active VM’s and workloads over distance without disruption. New techniques and best practices such as the conception of “VM teleportation” will be illustrated and discussed. Discussion of VM HA and DRS behavior and best practices with stretched vSphere clusters, including new changes in vSphere. Learn also about upcoming technologies that can help overcome limitations with current technologies including VMotion over geographies, and the support of cloud computing and federation.
  • PC8422 – Introduction to vCloud API
    We envision the vCloud REST API to become a key technology for managing, provisioning and automation in the vCloud infrastructure. The API is a major part of the vCloud offering and there will be a significant interest from both Service providers, Enterprises and ISV to implement custom solutions on top of the API or to consume/manage cloud services from the vCloud ecosystem.
    In this presentation we will describe the design and the architecture of the vCloud API, will present the key concepts and idioms of the API, and will deep dive into the user (which is focused on provisioning) and the admin API (which is focused on automating and managing the cloud infrastructure). In addition few major usage scenarios of the vCloud API will be explored.
  • SE7835 – Securing Your Cloud
    This session will provide an overview of the core security Features in VMware’s new VCloud Services Director Product. We will provide an overview of the architecture, key security features, how a Service Provider or Enterprise can offer a secure IaaS platform to their customers using VMware’s VCloud Services Director features and outline a roadmap for planned new security features in upcoming releases.
  • SP9721 – How to Use Virtual I/O to Provision and Manage Networks and Storage Resources in a Private Cloud
    Join this session to learn best practices for using virtual I/O to provision network and storage resources within a private cloud.
    With live demonstrations and practical examples, we will show how virtual I/O lets you assign, provision, and manage network and storage resources based on application and user requirements.
    You will learn the key elements of virtual I/O and how this technology changes the connectivity landscape to deliver far more connectivity and more bandwidth to servers than is possible with traditional I/O. We will discuss practical tips on how to run more virtual machines per server while delivering a superior, more predictable user experience.
    Virtual I/O fundamentally re-defines and streamlines resource provisioning. Join Camden Ford — a seasoned storage and networking architect — to learn how to make the most of these capabilities. Create, manage, and even chargeback for new value added services, and get the most from your virtualization deployment.
  • TA8218 – VMware Storage Vision
    A VMware engineering executive will describe VMware’s multi-year vision for storage. The discussion will cover strategic directions such as:
    • How VMware sees storage architectures changing to meet the needs of virtualized deployments for SMB, enterprise datacenter, VDI deployments, and service provider clouds
    • How VMware sees changes in application architectures impacting its products’ interaction with storage over time
    • VMware’s directions in its own storage product line as well as its strategy for partner engagement and growing the capabilities of the storage hardware and software ecosystem
  • TA8361 – Future Direction of Networking Virtualization
    Virtual Switch becomes an integral part of today’s data center.
    What is the next big wave of new technology coming in the cloud era?
    The speaker will discuss how upcoming new virtual networking technology that can significantly improve data center efficiency, elasticity, QoS, and SLA.