Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

Please note: All times listed below are in Central Time Zone

RSVP REQUIRED: VMware Integrated OpenStack: The fastest and easiest way to deploy NFV using OpenStack

Session 1: 1:30 – 2:45

Install and Configure VMware Integrated OpenStack

Instructor: Henrik Blixt

VMware integrated OpenStack is one of the easiest OpenStack distributions to install and configure. In this first session you’ll do a (remote) hands-on install of VMware Integrated OpenStack and experience it for yourself. We will also go through the main differences between VMware Integrated OpenStack and other OpenStack distributions, including the benefits as well as the drawbacks.

Key Take-away:

1.     Attendees will gain an understanding of how to install VMware Integrated OpenStack.

2.     Attendees will learn about the key benefits of VMware Integrated OpenStack and unique advantages from other OpenStack distributions.


Session 2: 3:00 – 4:15

Advanced Networking with VMware Integrated OpenStack

Instructor: Marcos Hernandez & Xiao Gao

VMware NSX is one of the fastest growing segments at VMware and packed with advanced features. Networking is an important and integral part of OpenStack, but also one of the most complex. Our NSX and OpenStack teams have always been working closely together and the result is a solution that gives you the best of both worlds.

In this session you will gain insight into the key features of NSX, the interaction with Neutron and how it all works in OpenStack. We will cover key areas including, firewalls, load balancers, and micro-segmentation, amongst other items and show how all the pieces fit together.

Key Take-away:

1.     Attendees will gain an understanding of the latest advanced networking features available in VMware Integrated OpenStack and NSX.

2.     Attendees will learn how to set up Neutron networking backed by NSX-T


Session 3: 4:30 – 5:30

CSPs deploying VMware Integrated OpenStack for NFV

Instructor: Vanessa Little

CSPs are quickly adopting OpenStack as a standardized platform for designing and deploying their VNFs. However, the complexity of the required networking combined with OpenStack can make this a daunting task.  If you are deploying VNFs, VMware Integrated OpenStack, with its VMware SDDC stack and OpenStack APIs, makes your life easier. Learn how to deploy model a VNF, deploy it via an open sourced orchestrator on to VMware Integrated OpenStack with NSX quickly and easily in this lab.

Key Take-away:

  1. Attendees will learn how to model and deploy a simple multi-VDU VNF.
  2. Attendees will learn how to deploy a VNF within a  VMware Integrated OpenStack environment using an open sourced orchestrator
  3. Attendees will learn the benefits of VMware Integrated OpenStack in a Telco network


Session 4: 5:30 – 6:00

Cocktails with the Instructor




Monday, May 21, 1:30pm-6:00pm (8:30pm - 1:00am UTC)
Difficulty Level: N/A
VMware , Product Line Manager
Henrik is a Product Line Manager for VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO), covering all aspects of OpenStack as well as the newly introduced VIO Kubernetes platform He has almost 20 years of experience split between professional services as a developer, DBA and sysadmin and lately as a product manager, working on how to provide tools and make life easier for anyonewho wants to manage or consume... FULL PROFILE
Layer123 NFV Advisory Panel, Committee Member
With over 25 years experience in various roles in network and system architecture, mobile video system architecture and governance in both telco and  retail sectors, Van has developed a diverse toolset.  Van spent much of her career as a contractor, working for every telco as well as major retailers in Canada over the years.  Having worked as everything from unix sysadmin to... FULL PROFILE
VMware Inc
Marcos Hernandez is a Principal Engineer in the NSX and OpenStack teams at VMware. He is responsible for supporting large Global Enterprise accounts and providing technical guidance around VMware's suite of networking and automation products. Marcos has a background in datacenter networking design and expert knowledge in routing and switching technologies. Marcos holds CCIE certification #8283,... FULL PROFILE