House of Brick Sessions

August 26 – August 30, 2018 | Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, NV

Don’t miss any of House of Brick’s sessions at VMworld. Find the sessions described below by searching the VMworld 2018 Content Catalog, by presenter or number. Then add your selection to your conference schedule by clicking the not scheduled button (to add the session to your schedule), and logging into your VMworld account.


Breakout Sessions

Migrating Critical Oracle To the Cloud Using VMware Cloud on AWS [Session ID: VAP2710BU]
Tuesday, Aug 28, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

VMware Cloud on AWS offers a simple and effective cloud migration path for organizations already leveraging the strengths of VMware vSphere. For business-critical Oracle workloads, such a migration combines the performance and flexibility of AWS with the flexibility and power of vSphere. Join this session to learn about the challenges and solutions for moving single instance or clustered (RAC) Oracle workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS. Explore the different considerations for single instance vs. clustered workloads, as well as the licensing and support implications of running Oracle in VMware Cloud on AWS. In addition, you will hear success stories and get practical tips that your organization can use to avoid common pitfalls when planning your own cloud migration.

Michael Stone, CIO & Lead Architect
Bryan Wood, AWS

vNUMA and pNUMA: Save Your SQL from Certain Doom-A [Session ID: VAP3118BU]
Tuesday, Aug 28, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

There’s more to non-uniform memory access (NUMA) than physical boundaries in your server hardware. Putting the deep back into deep dive, Rob and Shawn will deliver everything you ever wanted to know about physical NUMA (pNUMA) and virtual NUMA (vNUMA) settings within VMware vSphere, Windows, and SQL Server to aid you in getting the settings right to maximize performance. In addition to an overview on NUMA, Rob and Shawn will discuss some nuances of NUMA that are not commonly known, effects of memory and CPU hot-add, selecting cores vs. sockets for your VMs, default calculation behavior, performance penalties for getting it wrong, and more!

Shawn Meyers, Principal Architect
Rob Girard, Minio

Licensing Oracle and SQL Server on vSphere [Session ID: VAP2547BU]
Wednesday, Aug 29, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Oracle and SQL Server databases are licensed very differently than other applications, with many options from which to choose depending on requirements for features, mobility needs, virtualization/consolidation targets, and usage of third-party cloud resources. This breakout session will help you understand the options available to license Oracle and SQL Server database virtual machines. Learn to maximize your database licensing investment while maintaining mobility and minimizing risks of an audit.

David Welch, Partner, CTO, Chief Evangelist
Scott Salyer, VMware

Heard About Mars vs. Oracle? Learn About Oracle Audits from the Experts [Session ID: VAP2682BU]
Wednesday, Aug 29, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Running Oracle on VMware offers significant benefits to customers worldwide. But it also brings increased scrutiny from Oracle, which may result in the heightened threat of an audit. House of Brick, who on any given day supports more than 50 clients running on VMware against aggressive tactics from Oracle, and attorneys at Crowell & Moring, who represented Mars in the now famous Mars vs. Oracle lawsuit, will offer insights learned from helping defend their clients during Oracle audits. Oracle audit best practices for VMware customers will be explored using these client examples. Architectural, operational, and organizational recommendations for preparing for an Oracle audit will also be shared. You will learn practical techniques you can use in your own organization to prepare for the possibility of an Oracle audit.

Nathan Biggs, CEO
Art Beeman (US), Edward Norman (EU); Crowell & Moring


PANEL Discussion

vSphere UNIX to Virtual Linux Migration Service: Customer Success Stories [Session ID: VAP1228PU]
Wednesday, Aug 29, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Learn key strategies, best practices, and missteps to avoid in migrating from UNIX to virtualized Linux from four customers that have recently migrated. Four companies help VMware deliver this service, so learn from them and find out more of the benefits of migrating off big iron.

HoB Panelist: Michael Stone, CIO & Lead Architect
Don Sullivan, VMware (Moderator)


Meet the Experts Roundtables

Successfully Navigate Oracle Audits for VMware Customers (APP-5022) 
David Welch, CTO & Chief Evangelist

Monday, August 27, 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28, 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29, 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Understand Oracle Licensing Options for VMware Cloud on AWS (APP-5023)
Nathan Biggs, CEO

Wednesday, August 29, 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Full Day Bootcamp

Architecting and Implementing Oracle Workloads on VMware Technologies [Session ID: VAP3769WU]
Sunday, Aug 26, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dave Welch, CTO & Chief Evangelist, will be presenting on Oracle Licensing for the closing 45 minute session of this bootcamp.




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