VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions
In the blog, we will highlight VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions. Since the inception of the VMware Experts program both Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle edition, I have been involved. In this program, we identify leading database experts around the world and bring them to a VMware location for 3 intensive days of training and kicking the tires on VMware vSphere. They walk away three days later understanding why VMware vSphere is the infrastructure platform of choice for serious database virtualization. Here are two video montages on the VMware Experts program:
VMware Experts Program Microsoft SQL Server: http://youtu.be/Tydd1LJJ4wM
Vmware Experts Program Oracle: https://youtu.be/7BzIQbJ5g28
Today we draw some amazing speakers from the Database world to VMworld. The quality keeps getting better and better. Here are the VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions not to be missed.
VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions #1
The number 1 pick goes to….
VIRT1309BU Monster VMs (Database Virtualization) with vSphere 6.5: Doing IT Right
This has been a top 10 presentation at both VMworld USA and VMworld Barcelona for over 7 years. This presentation has it all, it has great technical content (vNUMA, Jumbo Frames, Network Considerations, Storage….) you can apply in your organization almost immediately to make your most complex Virtual Machine run faster and the best part, the speakers (Michael Corey and David Klee )make it fun. Michael has been presenting at conferences all over the world for over 25 years and brings a unique way of presenting material. David compliments Michael very nicely. There is a good reason these presenters and this presentation Monster VMs (Database Virtualization) with vSphere 6.5: Doing IT Right make’s the number #1 slot each and every year. If you can only see one presentation see this one. It sells out each year, so the sooner the sign up the better.
Monster VMs (Database Virtualization) with vSphere 6.5: Doing IT Right
VMware vSphere 6.5 has made a lot of changes to enhance the performance of Monster virtual machines (VMs). Databases by their very nature are the classic Monster VMs. If Monster VMs are not virtualized properly, they will never perform well and can negatively impact the performance of other VMs on the hosts. In this presentation, we will teach you how to properly virtualize Monster VMs/databases with vSphere 6.5. We will discuss why you should virtualize and take a look at some installation issues as well as how to architect for performance in terms of vSphere 6.5 specifics, including the storage layer, the processor, memory considerations, and the network layer. Topics will also include NUMA, memory reservations, and how to avoid common mistakes. These lessons will help you optimize any workload you are virtualizing.
VMworld USA Date: Tuesday 08/29/17 1:00 PM -2:00 PM
VMworld Barcelona Date: Tuesday 09/12/17 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions #2
The Number 2 Pick goes to
VIRT1430BU Performance Tuning and Monitoring for Virtualized Database Servers
Both Thomas LaRock and David Klee solid presenters and alumni of the VMware Experts Program SQL Server Edition. There is a lot of good material in this presentation.
Business-critical database platforms are the last holdouts to enterprise virtualization. These systems are the most resource-demanding and latency-sensitive applications, and at the first symptoms of infrastructure challenges, the DBAs blame the infrastructure. Successful virtualization of these platforms requires a different approach to virtualization from other applications. The speakers will share their years of experience in virtualizing data platforms. You will learn how to validate your VMware environment and manage the performance properly. Scalability concerns will be addressed through discussions on scaling database VMs upwards and outwards as you work with the DBAs to manage the data lifecycle. Key talking points will help you learn how to perfect database virtualization from a technical, an organizational, and people level.
VMworld USA: Tuesday, Aug 29, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions #3
The Number 3 Pick goes to
VIRT2049BU Mission Critical SQL Server: Windows, Linux, and VMware—Oh My!
Allan Hirt lives, eats, sleeps Microsoft SQL Server High Availability. Allan knows this topic better than anyone I know. Allan is also an alumnus of the VMware Experts Program SQL Server Edition. Allan is very particular about how he discusses HA and you will learn a lot in this presentation.
SQL Server instances and databases deployed under VMware vSphere have to be available and reliable and perform well. This session will cover the options for achieving mission-critical SQL Server installations under vSphere, as well as what’s new in both SQL Server (2016 and vNext) and vSphere 6.5 that affects SQL Server availability. One of the biggest changes we will discuss is how support for SQL Server vNext on Linux will change the availability landscape for some. No matter what your role, if you are responsible for SQL Server, you should attend this session to hear the what’s new and what’s coming, and learn tips and tricks to keep you up and running.
VMware USA: Wednesday, Aug 30, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions #4
The Number 4 Pick goes to
VIRT1930PU SQL Server on vSphere: A Panel with Some of the World’s Most Renowned Experts
Every member of this panel is an alumnus of the VMware Experts Program. Everyone of them will have lots of great information to share. Not to be missed.
Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWinds
Argenis Fernandez, Principal Architect, Pure Storage
Niran Even-Chen, Staff SE Specialist – NSX/Applications, VMware
David Klee, Founder, Heraflux Technologies
Allan Hirt, Managing Partner, SQLHA LLC
Continuing from last year’s successful session, learn from some of world’s most renowned SQL Server experts’ real-life experiences gained while virtualizing the most demanding SQL Servers! In this panel discussion, you will also have the chance to ask your own questions about SQL Server on VMware vSphere and get answers from the SQL Server gurus.
VMware USA: Wednesday, Aug 30, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions #5
The Number 5 Pick goes to
Oracle on VMware Technologies Licensing Group Discussion VIRT1867GU
Anyone who has ever heard of Oracle LMS (License Management Services) or does business with Oracle needs to see this session. Pay very close attention to Dean Bolton, VLSS has a unique solution to Licensing Databases with their product License Fortress. The only product on the market with a guarantee.
Dean Bolton, Chief Architect, VLSS
Daniel Hesselink, License Consulting
Following the tradition of the past six years, VMware will facilitate an open discussion, moderated by Don Sullivan, on the subject of Oracle on VMware Technologies Licensing. The three major Oracle on VMware licensing firms (House of Brick, LC, and VLSS) will be present to answer questions in the unrecorded open group discussion.
VMware USA: Wednesday, Aug 30, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions #6
The Number 6 Pick goes to
PBO3350BUS Snapshots and SQL Server– Technical Deep Dive & Detailed Lab Findings
Ron and Shawn are a great combination together.
Rob Girard, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, Tintri
Shawn Meyers, Principal Architect, House of Brick Technologies
Snapshots: Application-consistent, crash-consistent, VSS, Quiesced… what does it all mean from a technical perspective and how does it apply to Microsoft SQL Server? Snapshotting technologies are at the heart of data protection for Microsoft SQL Server, whether for backups, quick point in time restores, or full disaster recovery planning… know your risks! Discover through detailed lab testing how various snapshot technologies can protect your data and deep dive into specific (& often hidden!) risks of data inconsistency and corruption.
VMware: Wednesday, Aug 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions #7
The Number 7 Pick goes to
STO1167BU Oracle on HCI Steroids: A Complete End-to-End Solution for Business-Critical Oracle Workloads on VMware vSAN Sudhir
Sudhir Balasubramanian knows Oracle cold. I have not seen his co-presentor Palanivenkatesan Murugan speak.
VMware hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) provides the high availability, workload balancing, seamless site maintenance, stability, resilience, performance, and cost-effective hardware required to meet critical business SLAs and run mission-critical workloads. This session will showcase deployment of Oracle clustered and nonclustered databases along with running I/O-intensive workloads on VMware vSAN. Speakers will also discuss seamlessly running day 2 operations like backup and recovery, database cloning, data refreshes, and database patching using vSAN
VMworld USA: Wednesday, Aug 30, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions #8
The Number 8 Pick goes to
VIRT3171GU SQL Server on Virtual Linux
Mihaela Blendea, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Niran Even-Chen, Staff SE Specialist – NSX/Applications, VMware
Microsoft is enhancing SQL Server to run on the Linux operating system, a combination that will run best on VMware vSphere. Come to this group discussion and find out why SQL Server on Linux running on vSphere is such a compelling proposition.
Oracle USA: Wednesday, Aug 30, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions #9
The Number 9 Pick goes to
VIRT1630BU Wrangling and Taming Your Database’s Storage, Availability, and Disaster Recovery Monsters
Deji is a very solid expert on Microsoft SQL Server on vSphere. Rawlinson knows storage cold.
Storage infrastructures can often be the most complex and confusing challenges faced by data professionals and architects in today’s enterprises. Every organization strives to achieve the right balance among the multitudes of necessary requirements to ensure optimal performance, security, reliability, availability, and (yes) protection of important data. Although failures are a given in modern network infrastructures, frequent and lengthy data/database performance degradation and outages are conditions that most modern enterprises cannot tolerate in today’s economies. This session provides a comprehensive discussion of the ways data professionals and architects can design a VMware vSphere infrastructure to provide the most resilient, risk-averse, and optimal designs for storage infrastructures and mission-critical databases.
VMworld USA: Thursday, Aug 31, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
VMworld 2017 Top Database Sessions #10
The Number 10 Pick goes to
VMware vSphere Advanced Performance Design, Configuration and Troubleshooting
The Speaker Mark Achtemichuk is an excellent resource. I have been fortunate enough to be able to collaborate with him on a number of things. I do not see Mark Achtemichuk on any other sessions. for that reason, I am recommending Mark’s Bootcamp. Anything Mark talks about technically will be excellent.
The VMware vSphere Advanced Performance Bootcamp provides the most advanced technical performance oriented training available about vSphere performance design, tuning and troubleshooting. VMware Certified Design Expert Mark Achtemichuk and a team of VMware Performance Engineers will cover a broad range of topics that cover all resource dimensions including the ESXi scheduler, memory management, storage and network optimization. Attendees will learn how to identify the location of performance issues, diagnose their root cause and remediate a wide variety of performance conundrums using the many techniques practiced by the most seasoned vSphere veterans and other VMware experts.
VMworld USA Saturday, August 26, 2017, 8 am – 5 pm
This is a bootcamp and you have to pay extra. All the bootcamps are excellent.
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