The video of our Active Directory session at VMware VMworld 2020 is now available

VMware VMworld 2020

VMworld is a global conference for virtualization and cloud computing, hosted by VMware. It is the largest virtualization-specific event. No wonder, I was pleased to announce my return to this awesome event.

And now, you can enjoy Deji Akomolafe’s, Matt Liebowitz’s and my efforts in creating a demo-packed, full-featured version of the ‘Virtualize Active Directory the right way!’ evergreen VMworld session.

During the VMware VMworld 2020 online event, the video was available to play on-demand for everyone with a free General pass.


About our session

Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) allows organizations to deploy a scalable and secure directory service for managing users, resources, and applications. Although virtualizing Domain Controllers has been a simple and supported operation for many years, many organizations have been very reluctant to do so.

Organizations have struggled to understand how to properly navigate and avoid the multiple pitfalls (such as synchronization, convergence, security, time management, availability, and data integrity) inherent in virtualizing a production, enterprise-level Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure. Even when they have virtualized their Domain Controllers, administrators still worry about the security, safety, and integrity of their AD DS infrastructure.

Watch this session to see how to virtualize AD the right way:


Comparing to the recordings and slides of this session at previous VMworld events, we’ve updated the slide deck with everything that is new in vSphere 7.0 and vSphere 7.0 Update 1 for this session, if it (even remotely) touches on identity and virtualizing Domain Controller. This is the work of over 90 hours of work from the three of us.



Thank you to VMware for organizing VMworld Europe 2020 and inviting me as a speaker. VMware have also made the recording publicly available. Thank you to Deji and Matt for co-recording this session with me.

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