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VMworld 2018 – vSphere 6.7 update 1 features

Today was the first day of VMworld 2018, and this will be the first post in a series on the event. Announced was vSphere 6.7 update 1.  While an update release typically wouldn’t warrant a blog post, this one almost feel like the completion on what 6.7 should have been.  Here’s the key features: Fully Featured HTML5 client vCenter Server converge tool Enhancements for HCI and vSAN Enhanced content library vMotion for NVIDIA Quadro vDWS (Grid) VMs Fully Featured HTML5 client Starting out as a VMware Fling, the HTML5 client[…]

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VMware Cloud on AWS

It seems like lately, all the buzz had been around the cloud, especially public cloud.  At VMworld 2017, there is certainly no exception to that.  In fact, in the morning keynote, AWS was onstage alongside Pat Gelsinger announcing VMware Cloud on AWS. What is VMware Cloud on AWS? Simply put, it’s running the VMware SDDC suite on AWS resources.  Once deployed, the underlying infrastructure is managed by AWS and VMware, allowing the customer to focus on simply consuming the resources paid for.  Maintenance is handled in a way that is[…]

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vCenter is dead! Long live vCenter!

VMworld 2017 kicks off today at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Normally there are some major announcements that are made each year during the first general session, and I”m looking forward to those. However, last week VMware dropped some news on their blog… Goodbye Windows vCenter That’s right! VMware announced that the windows based vCenter server would be deprecated in the next major version release.  a couple years back, VMware introduced the VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) which runs the vCenter server functions on a Linux based VM appliance.  At[…]

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Docker – Tech Field Day Extra @ VMworld 2016

  While attending VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas this year, I was invited to sit on the Tech Field Day panel for Monday.  One of the companies presenting was Docker. Mike Coleman from Docker presented to the panel and did a great job.  While I am familiar with containers conceptually, I have not yet implemented them in a lab or production environment.  And, being from the Ops side of DevOps, I was in no rush to jump onto the container bandwagon.  However, That’s about to change. Like most Ops people, the idea[…]

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VMworld Day 1

After Partner Exchange, VMworld officially kicked off Sunday night, with a welcome reception in the Solutions Exchange.  The welcome reception is a great time to get a layout of the solutions exchange, and to start talking with some of the vendors at VMworld.  Accompanied by drinks and hor devours,  VMware makes it’s customers feel at home and energized for the week ahead. Starting off VMworld, we were able to hear from Pat Gelsinger, and Michael Dell, who both talked about the future of VMware, and the concerns around the Dell /[…]

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VMworld 2015 – Kickoff

It’s that time again.  VMworld 2015 kicked off Saturday with the Welcome Reception. But, the unofficial start was earlier in the day. vBreakfast started off the day at Mel’s Diner.  This is the 4th year for this great get together organized by Shane Williford.  vBreakfast tweetup is a great time to meet with your fellow tweets in person, and too meet new ones. And, the food is fantastic. Starting off the afternoon was VMunderground Opening Acts.  Opening Acts is a great way to get the lowdown on the trends that[…]

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VMworld 2015 – Planning

It’s that time of year again, time for thousands to flock to San Fransisco, at the Moscone convention center for VMworld. If you haven’t, be sure to register! This year, will be my 4th year at VMworld – and preparing ahead of time makes for a much better trip.  So, here’s my tips for a more successful visit. Wear layers and bring a jacket. Yes, You will be in California, but San Francisco is a little different.  Here, the temperature drops quite a bit once the sun goes down. Comfortable[…]

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