Take Five With Tom Fenton

Take Five: 5 Must-See VMworld 2021 Sessions

From Project Monterey to the future of VM provisioning (Kubernetes), Tom Fenton shares the top five technologies he's interested in learning more about during the online-only VMworld event in October.

VMworld 2021 will be held online Oct. 5-7, 2021. Although I love attending live events -- getting to meet up with old friends and make new ones -- having the event online allows those who haven't been able to travel to VMworld in the past to attend more easily; it is free, so cost is no longer a prohibiting factor.

There will be more than 800 sessions, and a multitude of vendors will be displaying their wares virtually. If you've been to VMworld before, you know the benefits of attending the show. If you have yet to attend, this is a great no-cost way to get a flavor of what VMworld has to offer, and to learn more about a VMware or related technology.

With that said, I combed through the content catalog to find my five must-see VMworld sessions. These sessions focus on the technologies I find most interesting.

The General Pass for VMworld is free and includes general and breakout sessions, keynotes and Hands-on Lab (HOL) interactive simulations. If you want to participate in HOL guided workshops, Tech+ tutorials, and other special offerings, you will need the Tech+ Pass, which is $299.

Both the General and Tech+ passes with provide you with a 50 percent discount on VCTA certification exams, so this is an ideal time to up your certs and validity your VMware creed. You can sign up for your free VMworld pass here.

About the Author

Tom Fenton has a wealth of hands-on IT experience gained over the past 30 years in a variety of technologies, with the past 20 years focusing on virtualization and storage. He previously worked as a Technical Marketing Manager for ControlUp. He also previously worked at VMware in Staff and Senior level positions. He has also worked as a Senior Validation Engineer with The Taneja Group, where he headed the Validation Service Lab and was instrumental in starting up its vSphere Virtual Volumes practice. He's on X @vDoppler.


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