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My VMworld Schedule

Here’s my VMworld 2007 schedule so far. I’ll update this as my schedule evolves. If anyone has any suggestions for other sessions I should attend, please let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, September 11

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM: General Session

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: BC40 - Cutting VMware Infrastructure Backup Time in Half (Symantec)

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Private meeting

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM: SL12 - VMware Lab Manager Technical Deep Dive (VMware)

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM: Private meeting

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM: BC23 - Bulletproof VirtualCenter - A Guide to Protecting VirtualCenter (VMware)

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM: VMotion Between Apples and Oranges - Understanding CPU Compatibility Constraints for VMware VMotion (VMware)

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: DV18 - VDI with VMware’s Next Generation Connection Broker - Architecture, Security, and Deployment Scenarios (VMware)

Wednesday, September 12

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM: General Session

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM: LAB05 - Security Hardening and Monitoring of VMware Infrastructure 3

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM: IO40 - ESX Server 3 - Patch Management (VMware)

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM: IO46 - VMware Infrastructure 3 Advanced Diagnostics Logs Analysis (VMware)

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: TA57 - Security Architecture Design and Hardening VMware Infrastructure 3 (VMware)

Thursday, September 13

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM: General Session

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: TA49 - iSCSI on VMware Infrastructure 3 - Techniques, Configuration, and Best Practices (VMware)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM: TA51 - NFS and iSCSI - Performance Characterization and Best Practices (VMware)

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM: BC32 - Best Practices for Architecting VMware Consolidated Backup Enabled Solutions (VMware)

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: IO44 - Top Support Issues and How to Solve Them - Batch 2 (VMware)

I’m thinking of dropping the VMotion compatibility session, since I think I’m fairly clear on how that process works (refer to this article and this article), but I’m not really sure what to put in its place.

In any case, I’m sure that my schedule will change as the event draws closer and I’ll keep this post updated as it changes. If you’re interested in meeting up with me in San Francisco, post in the comments below and let’s get together. Thanks!

UPDATE: If you’d like to meet up with me at VMworld, Tuesday is absolutely out of the question. As you can see, I’m already overbooked, and my schedule above still doesn’t reflect a few other obligations I have on Tuesday. Ugh! In any case, you’ll be able to spot me at VMworld because I’ll be wearing personalized polo shirts that have my name on the right chest and my company’s logo (e+) on the left chest. Feel free to come up to me and say hi!

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