VMWorld Training Offerings

Poll created by david.fiore Expert on Jun 20, 2014

The Education department is considering offering free training to VMTurbo customers attending VMWorld onsite at VMWorld.  Below are the descriptions of modules we are considering presenting.  We would like to hear from you if you would be interested in attending any of these sessions and how many you would want to attend.  We understand you have many ways to spend your time at VMWorld, so we want to offer those sessions which generate the most interest.


Please take the survey below to indicate which sessions you would like to attend:

VMTurbo Education Workshops at VMWorld 2014 Survey


Here are the module titles:


  1. Decommission a data center
  2. Headroom capacity
  3. Redundancy – how much redundancy do I have? How much should I have? How do I put vms in maintenance?
  4. How much space do I have? What is my wasted storage? How do I eliminate waste?
  5. Under the Hood – How do I interpret what I’m seeing in VMTurbo? How do I map what I’m looking at to what I see in vsphere.  Understanding the data I’m seeing in vmturbo. What is average, peak, ready queue, IOPS, latency.  Management data understanding for better control of your environment.  Ready queue – I look invmware and see 120 MS. Explain how we get the data from vmworld, how we compute the %.  Is 120 MS good or bad.
  6. Cloud – sizing, deploying in a cloud environment. Open stack/hybrid cloud. Amazon azure …
  7. Aggregation – Set up an aggregator deployment. How to use product in an aggregated deployment.
  8. New reporting framework

What-If Planning: Decommission a Datacenter

Want to migrate your workload and shut down a datacenter? Where do the pieces fit?

Use the Economic Scheduling Engine to calculate:

  • Optimal placement of migrated workloads
  • Current capacity to take up the workload
  • How hardware upgrades improve the situation
  • Room for growth after migration

The same algorithm VMTurbo Operations Manager uses for real-time workload management also works for planning. See how easy it is to plan for major changes to your environment.


Headroom: Increasing Efficiency and VM Density

Underutilized hardware is inefficient – it increases costs for:

  • Hardware – More hardware purchased than necessary
  • Maintenance –Staff hours to keep hardware running
  • Consumption – Power and cooling costs

Learn how VMTurbo Operations Manager tracks headroom per cluster, and how to run plans that calculate headroom now and in the future. Learn how to use this information to plan for more efficient utilization of your hardware resources, while assuring operational performance.

HA and Redundancy: Enough or Too Much?

Availability and disaster recovery depend on a certain amount of redundancy in your environment. Obvious questions are:

  • How much redundancy have I built into my environment?
  • How much should I have?
  • How do I manage workload while VMs are in maintenance?

VMTurbo Operations Manager can discover existing HA configurations and incorporate them in its workload management calculations. Or you can configure Operations Manager to ensure a specific amount of redundancy per cluster. Learn how to use Operations Manager to balance workload and security requirements.


Storage Space: What Have I Got? What’s Wasted?

It’s just as important to manage storage space as it is to manage any other resources in your environment. Zombie VMs, stale snapshots, and other files that are not part of an active VM take up space that you could otherwise put to use. Learn how VMTurbo Operations Manager manages storage space to:

  • Discover your storage resources
  • Discover wasted storage
  • Configure what’s classified as “waste”


Under the Hood: What is Operations Manager Telling Me?

VMTurbo Operations Manager continuously analyzes real-time data from across your entire virtual environment. The Economic Scheduling Engine uses this data to constantly drive your environment toward healthy operation.

  • How do I interpret what Operations Manager shows me?
  • Can I map these reading to what I see in vSphere?
  • What data does Operations Manager collect?
  • Does it need exhaustive data?


Look under the hood and get your fingernails dirty as we map Operations Manager displays to real-world conditions in virtual environments.

The Cloud: VMTurbo for Consumers and Service Providers

Whether you provide cloud services, host applications on a cloud, or operate in a hybrid environment, VMTurbo Operations Manager can manage the workload. Learn about:

  • Coverage – vCloud Director, OpenStack, Azure, AWS, and others
  • Full workload management on Provider VDCs
  • Virtual workload management on Consumer  VDCs
  • Scoping user accounts

Massive Environments: Aggregated Deployments of Operations Manager

A single instance of VMTurbo Operations Manager can manage a remarkable number of applications, VMs, hosts, datastores, disk arrays, and fabrics. However, there is a practical limit for a single VMTurbo appliance. The answer is to aggregate appliances to increase the capacity, but still view the environment through a single pane of glass. In this session you will learn about:

  • Practical limits – How many sockets and datastores can one appliance manage?
  • Aggregated deployments
  • ....feel free to indicate other areas of interest with respect to aggregated deployments


Please click on the survey link below to indicate which sessions you would like to attend.  Ignore the voting buttons on this page.

VMTurbo Education Workshops at VMWorld 2014 Survey

4 total votes
  • Would attend at least 1 session if offered (top voted)
  • Not interested in attending VMTurbo training at VMWorld