VMware Event – London – 8th Oct – Not to be missed

If you are in London on the 8th October 2010 then you could be in for a treat, VMware are arranging a fantastic event, well worth the visit and best of all its free !

The event is called: Managing vSphere in large environments using APIs and PowerCLI

There are limited spaces available so act now or you will miss out, some of the most fantastic minds of VMware will be gracing London with their presence before heading out to VMworld Copenhagen.

Think of this as a taster of the kind of things you can expect from Technology Exchange, the contents are listed below, I would recommend this to any VMware admins who are managing large implementations of vCenter, there will be some great detail in these sessions.

If you would like to attend please send an email to [email protected] with your name and company, this will strictly be on a first come first serve basis as there are limited numbers.

If the API’s are not for you then make sure you read the last session before dismissing this day !

The Agenda of the day is as follows:

Audience: Open to all vSphere Administrators managing large environments, Developers building vSphere Management Solutions

Size: 50-100

Location: London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP

The nearest tube station is Mansion House, or Bank, location map is available here

Date: Friday October 8th

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (provisional)

Exploring VMware APIs

Level: Beginner

Length: 60 minutes

Developers have a broad set of options to integrate with VMware platforms to monitor and manage virtualization. This session will provide the overall direction of VMware APIs, describe opportunities for tighter integration with vSphere 4.1 and vCenter 4.1. This is a must-attend session for new product managers or developers to VMware platforms. For those familiar with VMware platforms, the session will provide a refresher course as well as a summary of enhancements to the APIs in the 4.1 release.

Speaker: Preetham Gopalaswamy

vSphere APIs for Performance Monitoring

Level: Advanced

Length: 60 minutes

Building on the initial knowledge of vSphere APIs, learn about the features available to developers via vSphere Web Services APIs to collect performance statistics. We will also discuss the best practices in collecting performance data when using these APIs. This presentation is a must-attend for any developer that retrieves performance information from the vSphere platform in any large environment. While the content is advanced, developers new to the platform will find it useful as well.

Speaker: Balaji Parimi, Ravi Soundararajan

<Lunch Break 12:30 – 1:00>

Automating vSphere Management Using PowerCLI & Onyx

Level: Advanced

Length: 60 minutes

This two-part session focuses on PowerCLI and Onyx. VMware vSphere PowerCLI is a powerful command line tool that lets you automate all aspects of vSphere management, including network, storage, VM, guest OS and more. PowerCLI is distributed as a Windows PowerShell snap-in, and includes more than 230 PowerShell cmdlets, along with documentation and samples. Onyx is a standalone application that serves as a proxy between the vSphere Client and the vCenter Server. It monitors the network communication between them and translates it into an executable PowerShell code. Later this code could be modified and saved into a reusable function or script. The audience will walk away with deeper understanding of how and when to use PowerCLI and Onyx.

Speaker: Vladimir Goranov, Yavor Boychev

Advanced performance troubleshooting using esxtop

Level: Advanced

Length: 60 minutes

This talk will teach you how to spot tricky performance issues using the various counters in esxtop.

Speaker: Krishna Raj Raja,  Staff Engineer, Performance Team

5 thoughts on “VMware Event – London – 8th Oct – Not to be missed”

  1. I went along to this – it was a fantastic day, kudos to Al for organising it and thanks to all the VMware guys who presented. If something similar gets arranged in the future I’d highly recommend attending.

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  3. i am post graduate student studying Msc in Computer networking at university of bedfordshire in luton.Mostly my interest in networking. virtualisation and storage. I would like to request to attend the event as a virtualisation enthusiast student/learner.

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