For those that are interested, here’s my VMworld 2008 schedule as it currently stands:
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM – BC2621 – Fault Tolerant VMs in VMware Infrastructure: Operation and Best Practices
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – TA2668 – VMware ESX Architectural Directions
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – BC1693 – Architecting DR Solutions with VMware Site Recovery Manager
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM – PO1694 – Datacenter Migrations Using VMware Site Recovery Manager
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – VD2422 – Offline VDI
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – TA2659 – Managing ESX in a COS-less world
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM – TA2275 – Tech Preview: VMware Infrastructure Virtual Networking – Future Directions
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – BC2215 – Top Tips for VMware Consolidated Backup
Thursday, September 18, 2008
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM – TA2441 – VMware Infrastructure 3.5 – Networking Concepts and Best Practices
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – PO1644 – VMware Update Manager Performance, Best Practices
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – PO2061 – VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 Database Best Practices
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – BC2214 – Advanced HA Troubleshooting
As you can see, there are some gaps in the schedule. First, I’ve specifically blocked off time to go to the vendor pavilion and talk to some vendors about their products. This is something that I always say I’ll get around to doing, but never actually make it. This year I decided to fix that by scheduling time specifically for that. Second, I’m working with SearchVMware.com again this year on some stuff, so there’s time set aside for that. Finally, my boss has scheduled some meetings with various people while I’m there, so I had to set aside time for that as well.
If you’re interested in catching up with me this year, shoot me an e-mail and let me know. I’ll do my best to meet with you while I’m there. In addition, I’m getting in early before the conference and not leaving until the Friday afternoon, so I might be able to meet with someone outside the conference days themselves.
If you’re attending and have a session suggestion for me, feel free to shout out in the comments below. Thanks!