VMware Explore previously known as VMworld is right around corner and Session Builder is also live. There are 765 Events spread across 12 tracks and 5 focus areas. This can become overwhelming for newcomers very easy very soon. What to attend, what to skip – I know this feeling as I have been through same. So, I decided to write about few tips to make most of VMware Explore and list few interesting sessions, I am looking forward to. Without further delay, let’s dive right in.
Few Tips to filter sessions
Believe it or not, this is the first thing I do before attending VMware Explore/ VMworld. This section contains a lot of information and everything from Registration queries, Session queries to Hosting queries. Most of the questions I have are resolved through FAQs itself.
Key Focus Areas
Go through and understand the Key Challenges that VMware Explore it trying to solve. Sessions revolves around the Focus Areas and having a clear understanding of problem you are trying to solve, aligning with Focus area help you filter down sessions you would like to attend.
Example could be Last year I was more focused towards Networking and Security whereas this year I am more focused toward Microservices, so I would be more interested in Build and Operate a Cloud Native Platform
Core Technology Tracks
Once you have understood Focus area, within Focus Area comes core technology tracks. These are more granular focused categories which maps to different products.
Example within Build and Operate a Cloud Native Platform, there are 4 technology tracks –
- DevOps & DevSecOps
- Kubernetes Ops
- Cloud Native App Development
- Open Source
As my focus for this year is Kubernetes and Cloud Native Apps, I will be more interested in these technology tracks and start filter down my sessions I would like to attend.
While planning sessions, do not get lost and schedule too much. Session Builder will show you if you are double booking yourself but try to keep sessions apart so you don’t have to rush yourself to venue.
With this out of way, lets dive right into my top 5 sessions, I am looking forward to:
Great session to attend for Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations (TKO) with Hand on Labs experience. Talks about operating Kubernetes for multi-cloud deployment by centralizing management and governance for clusters and teams across on-premises, public clouds, and edge.
Covers the reference architecture for VMware Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations, combined with a discussion of the steps we can help you address to you get from VMware Tanzu deployed to an app running in production on your platform. Covers a lot of Tanzu products and how they integrate with each other.
If you are interested in IoT and How TKG on ARM can integrate with AI/ML
Back to Basics workshop. Introduce the basic concepts of containers in general and docker in particular and look at how to implement a simple application in docker and how to use container networking and docker volumes.
In this workshop, walk you through the challenges faced by teams operating a multi-cloud Kubernetes platform on VMware vSphere or a public cloud environment. This is a great tutorial for folks wanting to move from managing vSphere to managing platforms around Kubernetes.
Hope you like this blog and it help you selecting your favourite sessions. Signing off for now but see you soon with more favourties.