Secret(?) #vCO Tips for #VMworld 2012

VMworld 2012 is coming (in fact, I’m writing this post on the plane to San Francisco¬† ūüėé ).

This year there will be a lot of great content about the Orchestrator, see this article on the official VMware Orchestrator Blog:

About and in addition to these promising sessions, I have some “secret” special tips for you:

The #vBrownBag TechTalks

In the Communites/Blogger Lounge a bunch of lightning talks will be hosted, including some sessions about vCO:

  • Monday, 3pm: I¬†will tell you a love story about vCO and WaveMaker (will there be an happy-end?)
  • Monday, 3:15pm:¬†Maish Saidel-Keesing will talk about vCO hands-on labs:
  • Tuesday, 11:45am: Edward Shen auto-deploys ESXi-hosts with vCO

See the complete agenda and the scheduling here:

Sorry, but not everybody can go to San Francisco!

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Great news for you: You can watch the sessions live and in color online  on

OPS-CSM1379 – Extending vCloud Director

No vCloud Director extension whithout vCO! I got word that you will learn how to provide “Availability as a Service” with vCD, RabbitMQ and vCO in this session.
including some brand-new never-published-before stuff….

OPS-CIM1274 – Building Cloud Services using VMware vCenter Orchestrator

I want to highlight this session, because: It is a Panel Session, Thomas Corfmat and Igor Stoyanov from VMware discuss and demonstrate Orchestrator use-cases with Sean Harrison (Nothrop Grumman), Vivienne Cleveland (FedEx Services) and James Bowling (iland Cloud Infrastructure).
This high-class cast promises great real-world stories about vCO!

Solution Exchange

More and more vendors present plugins for vCO…¬†Ask them all about their integration with Orchestrator!
(In the past this was hard business, but if you keep asking, you will get to the proper person for a demo….)

Party (and everywhere else)

To qoute from the official Orchestrator Blog:

And as you roam the convention floors, be on the lookout for orchestration gurus like Burke Azbill, James Bowling, Cody Bunch, Bill Call, Christophe Decanini, Chris Knowles, Thomas Kraus, Savina Ilieva, William Lam, Joerg Lew and Igor Stoyanov.

Let’s see who can snap the most pictures with these workflow jedis‚Ķ¬†;-)