Leverage the power of virtualization across the data center
On this channel hear how VMware can support your digital transformation to a modern infrastructure built from software-defined compute, storage, and network virtualization or through a hyper-converged infrastructure stack. Get the resources for how to make your data center flexible, agile, secure, with cost-efficient delivery and management of applications across private and public clouds.
Dan Richardson, Systems Engineer, and Bo Busillo, Senior Technical Account Manager
Upgrading your IT operations -- even with the industry's leading virtualization platform -- is an unpredictable process. During this webcast, our technical experts will share common do's and don'ts for an easier virtualization upgrade execution for your DevOps and IT teams.
Discover top considerations around architecting the migration to vSphere 6.5 from Joseph Griffiths, Solution Architect, and Logan Smith, Systems Engineer. During this webcast, they will address specific design "How-Tos" and deep dive into architecture best practices.
vSAN continues to drive the rapid growth of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), adopted by more than 8,000 customers. One of the most popular HCI consumption models is the vSAN ReadyNode – pre-configured, tested and certified x86 servers designed for optimal HCI performance. Today, we have more than 300 pre-configured ReadyNodes listed in our vSAN Compatibility Guide, which includes certified CPUs, memory, network, I/O controllers and storage options available from our OEM partners across the globe.
While pre-configured vSAN ReadyNodes ensure excellent HCI performance, some users need the flexibility to use another capacity tier device or a different processor in their ReadyNode. In this webcast, we will explore what you can and can’t change in a pre-configured ReadyNode. We’ll also talk about Day 0 availability for ReadyNodes with the new Intel Purley server platform, and discuss:
The high level certification process conducted by our vSAN ReadyLabs
vSAN Hardware Market Segmentation
Guidelines on building your own ReadyNode with certified components
Brief review of vSAN Hardware Guidance
VMware’s vSphere 6.5, the latest version of the industry leading virtualization platform, solves for the top challenges for digital transformation including: increasingly complex IT environments, new cybersecurity threats, the need to support both existing and new apps and services, and the need for continuous operations and responsiveness.
In this webcast, VMware subject matter experts will explore the key components available in the new vSphere 6.5 including: simplified experience, comprehensive built-in security, universal app platform, and proactive data center management. Plus, get insight into how vSphere can continue to support your business needs into the future. We’ll discuss:
· What’s new in vSphere 6.5 and what’s coming up
· Best practices for upgrading to vSphere 6.5
· How vSphere 6.5 is your gateway to modernizing your infrastructure so you can take advantage of VMware’s suite of products for the SDDC, including vSAN.
As more and more systems become hyper-converged, it can be hard to know where to start looking when something goes wrong. In this troubleshooting deep-dive our VMware Support engineers discussed a common approach for vSAN, potential missteps and pitfalls, and provide tips on how to approach various errors and outages you may see while using vSAN. Questions on capacity, performance, and what to do if you encounter issues are were asked during the live Q&A.
This session builds on foundational understanding of high-level vSAN architecture such as disk groups, fault domains, and cache and capacity tiers. We will begin with some examples of how vSAN distributes data in the cluster to preserve data integrity and availability and how rules in a storage policy affect data component placement. Infrastructure lifecycle management commonly requires hardware maintenance, firmware upgrades, and software patches. A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) powered by vSAN is no exception.
This session will provide technical details on how to verify the health of a vSAN cluster and remediate configuration issues. We will cover the use maintenance mode options to help ensure virtual machines remain online during planned host downtime. The session will conclude with discussion on how vSAN effectively handles the availability of data when a disk or host goes offline temporarily or permanently with little or no warning.
Learn how users are deploying their modern infrastructure and the best projects to target for your modernization project. We’ll discuss best practices for modernizing your infrastructure and results from real-world deployments. We’ll also give you the top uses cases for a modernized infrastructure, including hybrid cloud, enhancing existing applications and enabling new apps, edge computing for disaster recovery and remote offices/branch offices, and for IaaS deployments.
In this session, we will discuss – and debunk – common misconceptions that you may encounter when planning to modernize your infrastructure. We’ll examine whether ‘build-it-yourself’ modernization deliver the same results as integrated solutions, if a modern infrastructure impacts the role of IT admins, how it effects the ROI of your existing infrastructure, the readiness of a simple, modern infrastructure for enterprise workloads, and whether or not infrastructure modernization leads to vendor lock-in.
In today’s digital economy, a modern infrastructure can help IT keep up with rapid changes, making it possible to deliver apps and services more reliably, provision without hassle, and scale quickly. You’ll learn about the limitations of traditional architectures, the characteristics of a modern infrastructure, the VMware approach, and customer success stories.
Come learn the technical details of the latest, innovative features in VMware vSAN 6.6 that are helping customers accelerate their path to a modern, secure infrastructure.
In this session, learn how vSAN will help your digital transformation to a fully software-defined data center for 2017 and beyond. We’ll take a deep dive into the brand-new features of just-released vSAN 6.6 which include:
- The first native HCI security, enhanced stretched clusters with local protection
- Intelligent operations
- 30% higher performance
We’ll also share the insight gained from our recently concluded vSAN beta program where the VMware IT user community tested out features and capabilities around the themes of security, protection, and management. Plus, learn how to better secure your data center, a top IT priority, and how you can accelerate your deployment of cutting edge flash technology.