VMworld 2016 – Coming soon

It’s that time of year again – time to get excited about heading to VMworld 2016! VMworld is the premier virtualization conference in the world, debuting  VMware’s products, vision, ecosystem partners, and community all in one place.  The event lasts 5 days, and could certainly fill more. Location: VMworld has been in San Francisco for the last handful of years at the Moscone Center, but this year, it’s back in Las Vegas.  This will be my first time to VMworld at Las Vegas, as VMware had an agreement to be[…]

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VMworld 2015 – VCDX Unwrapped #SDDC5027

I attended the session VCDX Unwrapped at VMworld in San Francisco this year.  This was a panel discussion type session, which are always laid back, and provide abundant time for questions. Moderator: Aiden Dalgleish #010 Panelists: Matt Vandenbeld #107 Simon Long #105 Duncan Epping #007 Jason Nash #049 Aiden started off by asking the panelists what are some of the qualities of a VCDX?  While the answers were all short, they were all in agreement: Confidence (in your design, and yourself), and be a continuous learner.  The comment was made[…]

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VMworld 2015 – Day 1 Keynote

While VMworld kicked off Sunday with the Welcome reception, and even some sessions, Monday is the first full day. The day started off with the General Session / Keynote, with multiple speakers, including: Carl Eschenbach (VMware President) Bill Raghu Raghuram Yanbing Li Ray O’Ferrel Kit Colbert Carl Eschenbach started with some stats about this years VMworld – specifically that this year there were more than 23,000 attendees. He continued on with this years theme : Ready for Any. Specifically One Cloud. Any Application. Any Device.  And this theme carries throughout[…]

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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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EVO:RAIL – Installation

  Here at VMworld 2014, one of the hands on labs was the new EVO:Rail.  The lab walks through the process of the installation and then creating some VMs and managing them.  Installation Overview: Connect to the IP of the EVO:Rail cluster to start the installation process. Choose to customize the installation to assign IP addresses and passwords. Assign hostnames: Host prefix Separator Iterator TLD These settings will build the fqdn of each host – in the example we will receive 4 hosts named: host01.localdomain.local host02.localdomain.local host03.localdomain.local host04.localdomain.local Configure the[…]

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VMware’s new product: EVO:RAIL

  At VMworld this morning, VMware announced it’s latest product, EVO:RAIL. So just what is EVO:RAIL? EVO:RAIL is a hyper-converged solution for business of many sizes.  Partnering with multiple hardware vendors, and utilizing vSphere with VSAN, VMware is able to provide a single product for your datacenter. With 4 nodes, the EVO:RAIL appliance comes pre-loaded, and you can have VMs spun up in minutes from powering on.  These 4 nodes will meet the following minimum specs: 2 x 6 Core Processors 192GB RAM 3 x 1.2 TB SAS HDDs 1[…]

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