VMworld 2013 Barcelona–Where I will be


After what I think has been my most enjoyable VMworld yet in San Francisco I am fully looking forward to VMworld 2013 Barcelona, I have lots of sessions to present and always enjoy the European VMworld as it seams to me to be slightly more technical, maybe people adjust their slides a little after the announcements from the US VMworld to include more working details or maybe the Europeans are just that little bit more technical, I will let you decide!

If you are attending and wondering where to find me then please do look out for me and say hi at the following places”:

My Sessions

VCM5048 – Automating the Software Defined Data Center: How Do I Get Started
Alan Renouf , VMware
Thomas Corfmat , VMware
Datacenter automation can be a pretty intimidating task. What should I automate? What product should I use? Just within the VMware product family, there are a number of automation/orchestration/integration solutions that sound like they could do the job. But which one is the right one? This session will answer these questions by helping you understand how to approach datacenter automation based on specific criteria. It will also provide guidance on which automation product you should be using… and which ones to avoid. Finally, this session will offer you some practical tips to ensure that your automation journey is a successful one, and tell you where to find additional resources to get a deeper understanding of the described concepts.
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMThursday, Oct 17, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
VSVC4944 – PowerCLI Best Practices – A Deep Dive
Luc Dekens , Eurocontrol
Alan Renouf , VMware
A must see with altered content from VMworld USA.  In previous years Alan and Luc showed you some of their best practices and how to take PowerCLI one step further.This year they will dive deeper and show you some best practices you didn’t see coming.

  • The Software Defined Datacenter
  • Taking on the MOB and winning
  • From vSwitch to vDS
  • Pimp your performance graphs
  • Common and Cool Community Questions
  • Much, much more
Thursday, Oct 17, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
VSVC5931 – PowerCLI What’s New? Administrating with the CLI Was Never Easier
Alan Renouf , VMware
In recent years VMware PowerCLI has proven that managing vSphere, vCloud Director, Update Manager and VMware View with the CLI can be easy, quick and consistent, learn how the latest version of PowerCLI can take this to the next level by managing even more.Attend this session to learn about the new features in PowerCLI, also learn about the updates to PowerCLI’s existing cmdlets and see a demo of something new and cool which is sure to wow all VMware users.
Tuesday, Oct 15, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM


I will be attending the “Birds of a feather” sessions at the TAM day and hope to see you there and talk to you about automation, integration and of course PowerCLI.


Of course I may attend a party or three 🙂

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