DECEMBER 2, 2021







About the Event

Get transported to a 3-D virtual environment at the VMUG Virtual December Event. Connect with your vCommunity for in-depth sessions where you’ll hear the latest news and updates on VMware products and solutions. Network with peers, VMware leaders and experts any time during the event. And if you’re looking for new solutions to your business needs, make sure to visit our partners in a premier virtual tradeshow experience. The best part? You won’t have to leave your home or office to attend!

Join us at the VMUG Virtual December Event and enjoy:

Don’t miss subject matter experts offering insights into the latest in VMware technology. Our agenda will be live soon so be sure to check for more details!


On Demand

Tanzu Observability for vSphere admins and beyond - Monitor all your apps

Scott Rogers, Technical Marketing Manager, VMware

VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery Technical Overview

Cato Grace, Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

NSX Security Operations Hand-on lab and Security update

Tuan Nguyen, Sr. Technologist, VMware

Victor Monga, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Cloud flexibility AND on-premises control: the best of both worlds

Aaron Brongersma, Staff Solution Architect, VMware

Kate Bignell, Director of Product Marketing - VMware Cloud on Dell EMC

A-Z of application monitoring with vRealize Operations

Matt Bradford, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Winning on the Edge: Delivering edge services is a win-win for operators and enterprise customers.

Karthick Krishna. Senior Solutions Manager, VMware

Cloud Workload Security and Protection on VMware Cloud

Vish Kalsi, Sr. Product Manager, VMware

Thomas Sauerer, Sr. Cloud Solution Architect, VMware

Rob McGovern, Sr. Solution Architect

Tanzu Portfolio Overview Who's Who in the Tanzu

Art Fewell, Sr. Technical Product Manager, VMware


9:00 AM CT


9:15 AM - 10:00 AM CT

How vSphere is Redefining Infrastructure for Running Apps in the Multi-Cloud Era

Krish Prasad, SVP/GM Cloud Infrastructure Platform, VMware

The next era of virtualization is upon us. VMware is leading the way, working with industry partners to reimagine enterprise computing to support the needs of next-generation applications. VMware’s industry-leading vSphere compute platform, which powers VMware’s multi-cloud solutions, is evolving to unleash the advances in silicon-based accelerators, high speed interconnects, and cloud-scale architectures. In this session, VMware thought leaders will discuss some of the leading-edge vSphere innovations. Don’t miss this sneak peek on what’s on the horizon for AI/ML, Kubernetes, Project Monterey (DPU acceleration) and software defined memory across DRAM, PMEM, and NVMe

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM CT


10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CT

APEX: Peak Cloud Performance with as-a-Service Simplicity

Akanksha Mehrotra, Vice President, APEX Portfolio Marketing

Learn how Project APEX from Dell Technologies can deliver Infrastructure-as-a-Service in your data center, colocation facility, or edge location—enabling you to quickly, easily, and securely drive digital transformation in your organization.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM CT

Horizon, ControlUp and Remote Workers

Tom Fenton, Technical Marketing Manager, ControlUp

Trentent Tye, Sales Engineer, ControlUp

Never have Horizon administrators been challenged as they have over the last year and a half. Horizon users have moved from working in an office with stable and reliable network connectivity to working in far-flung remote locations with, oftentimes, unstable and unreliable networks. Identifying and diagnosing issues with remote connectivity quickly and efficiently is one of the topics that we will be covering in this session. We will also be discussing automated remediation and synthetic monitoring of Horizon resources in this fast-paced session.

10:15 AM - 10:045 AM CT

Backup Across the Board: VM, Cloud and Kubernetes Made Easy

Rick Vanover- Senior Director of Product Strategy, Veeam

There are so many VMware choices to run modern applications. Whether it is on-premises vSphere, VMware Cloud or cloud native with VMware Tanzu; there is a platform for your application today. Regardless of platform, backups and data protection should be part of the service architecture. This session will overview how the various core VMware platforms can be backed up and tips and tricks along the way. Whether it’s a VMware Cloud deployment or a Tanzu deployment, we will show what has caused this rise in popularity across platforms. You will learn why containers are an essential part of any modern stack and why simple, flexible, reliable and powerful backup is crucial to your modern application strategy. This session will focus on why you should keep backup central to any VMware solution.

10:45 AM - 10:55 AM CT


10:55 AM - 11:25 AM CT

Meet the Experts: Moving forward with the Cloud Operating Model

Martijn Baecke, Cloud Technologist, VMware

Nick Kenny, Lead Domain Architect, VMware

In this session we will discuss how vRCU can help you operationalize and more easily manage your multi-cloud environment (private, hybrid, public) and how its simplifies your migration TO the cloud at your own pace with flexible licensing and features every great team needs

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM CT

An Application Modernization Journey with VMware Cloud on AWS

Eric Shanks, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

Join us to learn how a fictious company named Hardtop Hotels took their on-premises applications and modernized them on VMware Cloud on AWS. This session talks through strategy of re-architecting the Hardtop Hotels loyalty application running on virtual machines in their private data centers, to a distributed application using containers, virtual machines, and AWS native services. The demo will setup the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters and manage their policy configuration through Tanzu Mission Control. After this the Hardtop Hotels loyalty application will be re-architected from a monolithic VM to a distributed containerized application.

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM CT

Container Networking Runs Anywhere Kubernetes Run

Tuan Nguyen, Sr. Technologist, VMware

This talk will layout some new features for NSX-T NCP and Antrea container networking. By making the transition from VCN (VMware’s cloud networking) to adopt Modern App, this solution offers full stack from Layer 2 to Layer 7 with NSX VCN and Antrea to support both TCE Tanzu Community Edition or TKG-TSM to fully respond in real time of the rapid changing customers demand. This talk will illustrate every usecase with live demo.

11:55 AM - 12:00 PM CT


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CT

Meet the Experts: TKG on vSphere - What does a vSphere Admin need to know?

Tom Schwaller, Technical Product Line Manager, VMware

In this sessions you can ask any questions related to TKG on vSphere. Want to know more about the the NSX Advanced Load Balancer integration, routed pods, experimental Windows containers support, IPv6 on vSphere, then join this session. Of course you can also ask questions about TKG on Azure or AWS.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Unlock ROI from Kubernetes: Accelerating Digital Transformation

Hans Ammitzboll, Biz Dev Mgr: Cross BU Synergy Acceleration, Dell Technologies

Organizations are amid a transformational journey innovating at a speed never before possible and the motivation to move to cloud native has never been stronger. As more and more business critical applications move to Kubernetes, providing the right infrastructure platform is essential while protecting the data and applications becomes critical. Yet, it is not as simple as applying traditional solutions. This session will discuss the challenges of moving to cloud native, what’s required for the infrastructure, and the unique advantages of joint engineering from Dell Technologies and VMware, where IT has the ability to radically reduce manual processes, speed up IT service delivery, reduces costs, and improve ROI.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Lookout and VMware: Cross-Platform Threat Hunting

Kristina Balaam, Senior Threat Researcher, Lookout

Stephen Banda, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Lookout

"Cyber criminals increasingly target mobile devices as a way to penetrate an organization's infrastructure. However, many organizations lack visibility into mobile threats, leaving a dangerous security gap."Cyber criminals increasingly target mobile devices as a way to penetrate an organization's infrastructure. However, many organizations lack visibility into mobile threats, leaving a dangerous security gap.

Together, Lookout and VMware provide the unified security you need to investigate incidents across both your fixed and mobile endpoints. With this visibility, your security team can understand where the attacker is, what they are doing, and automate actions to stop breaches.

Join Lookout on December 2 as we discuss how Lookout and VMware Workspace ONE Intelligence integrate together so your security team is able to easily investigate incidents across your fixed and mobile endpoints to understand where the attacker is and what they are doing.

We will cover

• The current work and threat landscape
• How to complete your Anywhere Workspace solution by integrating Lookout and VMWare Workspace ONE Intelligence
• The top 3 use cases
• Demo Continuous Conditional Access for VMware Anywhere Workspace productivity apps

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Disaster Recovery at Scale for Amazon EC2 with Zerto

Gene Torres, Technology Evangelist, Zerto

Are you running many instances, or are actively migrating VMware workloads at scale to Amazon EC2? Come to this VMUG session to see the new Zerto In-Cloud for AWS that delivers Disaster Recovery at scale, designed to protect 1000+ instances in AWS across regions and zones. It is 100% API driven and introduces greater orchestration and automation capabilities to align to modern workflows for disaster recovery. Leave your Windows license at home and join Gene Torres demo into the next evolution of the Zerto Platform for Amazon Web Services.

1:00 PM - 1:05 PM CT


1:05 PM - 1:35 PM CT

Management Hackers: Modern Management Tips and Tricks for Windows Admins

Josue Negron, Staff Architect, VMware

Darren Weatherly, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

What is the most effective and efficient way to troubleshoot Windows 10 devices? This session is back by popular demand, with completely updated content! We will explore various troubleshooting tips for getting to the root of the issue quickly. From gathering logs locally on the device to remotely collecting them; using Fiddler to view all OMA-DM communications going to and coming from the device; comparing SyncML on the device to what was sent from the MDM server...and more. Don't miss your exclusive access to our updated Troubleshooting Cheat Sheet!

1:05 PM - 1:35 PM CT

VMware SASE: Up Your Game on App Performance and Network Security

Abe Ankumah, Sr. Director, Product Marketing & Partnership, VMware

We live in an ever-evolving digital world. Applications are moving out of data centers to the cloud. Devices are proliferating, with IoT and data volumes growing at a rapid rate. Users are accessing distributed apps from anywhere (home, office or away). Legacy WAN and VPN architectures are no longer adequate to meet evolving business needs. The inception of secure access service edge (SASE) closes this architecture gap by bringing together networking, security and edge services, and delivering next-level performance and protection from the cloud. Join this session to learn about VMware SASE and how our cloud native, open, extensible platform helps customers enrich a remote workforce experience while providing uncompromised protection with an end-to-end Zero Trust approach in the distributed world with a changing threat landscape.

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM CT

Meet the Experts:America’s Insurgency: The Cyber Escalation

Tom Kellermann, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, VMware

The cybercrime cartels have become dramatically more sophisticated in 2021. This presentation will highlight significant shifts in the modern kill chain. Adversaries are now expanding upon their core capabilities with more modular and evasive malware, allowing for more diversity in their overall operations and becoming much more brazen as a result. Shifting trade-craft towards more destructive attacks combined with outright sale of direct access into corporate networks. The burglary has escalated to a home invasion as island hopping abounds. These are just a few of the trends that VMware is actively tracking related to these cybercrime cartels many of which are treated as national assets. Kellermann will depict the threat actors' latest techniques, tips for defending against them, and what to expect as these actors continue to evolve.

2:05 PM - 2:10 PM CT


2:10 PM - 2:40 PM CT

Dell Technologies Storage and Modern Applications

Ian Breitner, Dell Technologies Storage Solutions, Dell Technologies

Containerized workloads and microservices are the new focus as businesses seek to be agile in delivering services to their customers. This requirement provides IT with difficult decisions as they pivot to include these new applications while still supporting their existing applications. Listen to how Dell Technologies and VMware can help IT deliver the agility that their businesses need.Containerized workloads and microservices are the new focus as businesses seek to be agile in delivering services to their customers. This requirement provides IT with difficult decisions as they pivot to include these new applications while still supporting their existing applications. Listen to how Dell Technologies and VMware can help IT deliver the agility that their businesses need.This session will cover:

  • Dell Technologies infrastructure for modern applications
  • Dell Technologies for multi-cloud
  • Dell Technologies with VMware Tanzu
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM CT

Dell Precision: Empowering Creativity and Customization

Tim McLaughlin, Associate Professor Department of Visualization, College of Architecture Texas A&M University

Join Tim McLaughlin, Dell Client Community member and head of the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M, as he takes you through his journey of working at Lucas Films and creating graphics for blockbusters like Jumanji and Jurassic Park, to helping shape the minds of future creators and designers. Tim will share how computer graphics technology has transformed over the years, and how he and his students use the Dell Precision 7750 and Precision 5820 Tower to stay on top of the trends. We will also learn more about Dell Monitors and the importance of color calibration with Adobe RGB, and how ergonomics effect the way we work. You don’t want to miss this engaging and educational conversation!

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM CT

Smart Self-Service Infrastructure for the VMware Admin

Tobias Flitsch, Director of Product Management, Nebulon

Self-service IT infrastructure is an enabler to quickly scale DevOps initiatives with predictability alongside speed and quality. These characteristics provide companies with a competitive edge as product teams accelerate the delivery of new immersive products and digital experiences. While IT infrastructure provisioning in public cloud sets the standard, organizations are finding difficulty in providing the same experience for their on-premises infrastructure. In this session we will focus on how the combination of VMware virtualization with Nebulon smartInfrastructure on can enable the VI Admin to deliver a Self-Service IT infrastructure for product teams.

2:40 PM - 2:45 PM CT


2:45 PM - 3:15 PM CT

Create Your First Kubernetes Cluster Using Tanzu Community Edition

Kendrick Coleman, Sr. Manager Technical Marketing, VMware

What if it were possible to get started with Kubernetes using a single command and following a user-friendly wizard to get your first cluster running? How about doing that all in 10 minutes? Tanzu Community Edition (TCE) is the foundation for Tanzu and acts as the glue between multiple projects to create wholistic solution that includes log shipping, policy management, alerting, backup, ingress, and more. Oh... TCE is completely open source and free to use. In this session we'll cover building a Kubernetes cluster, package management, global control plane integration, and more.


2:45 PM - 3:15 PM CT

An End-to-End Demo of Tanzu Kubernetes Management with vRealize

Sam McGeown, Staff Technical Architect, VMware

Matt Bradford, Staff Technical Architect, VMware

In this demo heavy session, we will take you through a Day 1 and beyond demonstration of how VMware vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations, vRealize Log Insight, and vRealize Network Insight can come together to deploy, manage and troubleshoot Kubernetes for IT providers.

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM CT

Meet the Experts: Understanding vRealize Cloud Universal

Gabriel Martinez, Product Marketing Director, VMware

John Dias, Sr. Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware

This session will answer any questions you may have about what the Cloud Operating Model is, what it can do for your organization, and how you can implement it. Our SMEs will provide an overview of the key considerations to successfully implement a consistent cloud operating model across your VMware infrastructure and be public cloud ready when you need it for your modern and traditional apps. You will learn how VMware cloud management technologies can help you break down silos and optimize and automate service and app delivery across your multi-cloud environment.

3:45 PM - 3:50 PM CT


3:50 PM - 4:20 PM CT

Performance, Security, & Efficiency with Lenovo + VMware + AMD

Brad Violand, Sr. Manager, North America Brand & Product Management, Lenovo

Brandon Saxton, North America SDI Brand & Product Manager, Lenovo

Flexible, resilient IT infrastructure is a top priority for business leaders today. The where and how we work has changed, so there is more reliance on data and technology to be efficient and productive—with security being more critical than ever. Lenovo™ ThinkAgile™ VX appliances powered by AMD EPYC™ processors form the basis of robust and cost-effective VMware-based solutions for accelerating business capability. Inherently secure, and with new advances in processing density, they deliver unprecedented efficiency with ground-breaking performance to create value for your organization. Join as we break down the features and advantages of these new solutions and discuss how they can benefit organizations of all sizes.

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM CT

Policy-Driven Data Protection for the VMware SDDC with Rubrik

Adam Eckerle, Director Tech Marketing, Rubrik

With multiple Best of VMworld awards, Forrester Wave Leader, and most recently a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Backup and Recovery, it is no secret that the Rubrik is the leading data protection solution for your VMware environment. Join to learn about features that put Rubrik on the map, as well as a number of enhancements from the latest release. In this session, you will learn how a unified policy domain creates a seamless experience for all data operations including backup, replication, and archival to ensure business-critical information is protected throughout its lifecycle. See Continuous Data Protection (CDP) and Instant Recovery features in action, delivering near-zero RPOs and RTOs to minimize data loss and downtime. Leave knowing that Rubrik protects and manages all data across your entire SDDC.

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM CT

Optimize and Secure your Hybrid Cloud with Runecast

Wade Carlsen, Systems Engineer, Runecast

There are always things in your VMware and cloud environments that need to be updated, checked, and fixed. These activities can often become mundane, extremely time consuming and complex. What if you had a button you could push to give you feedback on all your configurations, hardware status, problem logs and security settings in a manner of minutes? Runecast Analyzer can provide you with results and remediation actions based on your environment which allows you to optimize and secure your computing resources.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Closing Keynote

Thomas Suarez, Co-Founder and CTO, Teleportal

Participate in the following Hands-On Labs:

These Hands-on Labs showcase the importance of staying current on software updates whether it be upgrading to vSphere 7.0+, staying up to date in security protection solutions, continuing to move forward in automation and operation tools to keep your systems running smoothly and quickly, and so much more.

We can't wait for you to interact with your vCommunity like never before in this highly interactive, 3-D virtual environment from anywhere around the world!

Read on to learn more about a few of the Hands-on Labs offered at the December Virtual Event.

DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware offers two DRaaS solutions for VMware Cloud on AWS - VMware Site Recovery and VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery, which are both comprehensive cloud-based disaster recovery services for the protection of vSphere workloads in on-prem and VMware Cloud on AWS environments. This Hands-On Lab will take you through the solution setup and solution operation for both DRaaS offerings including registering an on-premises vSphere environment, enabling protection policies for workloads, creating and testing Disaster Recovery plans then failing over workloads into VMware Cloud on AWS.

VMware Cloud on AWS with Tanzu- Lightning Lab

Discover VMware Cloud on AWS with Tanzu. In this lightning lab, experience the ease of deploying Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Plus, VMware’s enterprise-ready Kubernetes runtime, on VMware Cloud on AWS. Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Plus packages open source technologies and automation tooling to help you get up and running quickly with a scalable, multi-cluster Kubernetes environment.


Carbon Black Cloud Workload Protection Simulation

Learn how to install, configure and use the VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload protection solution, our vulnerability assessment and inventory management solution for VMware vSphere workloads.


Keep a lookout for more Hands-on-Lab details coming soon!

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