Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 29 2012

Best of VMworld 2012 awards revealed

I’ve been a judge for the Best of VMworld awards for 3 years but I had to hang up my robes when I changed jobs and went to a partner. So I was interested to see who the winners were this year. Last year SolarWinds won the Virtualization Management category, I was a bit surprised …

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Aug 28 2012

VMworld Coverage – Day 1 – vRAM is dead, vSphere 5.1 and new suites


Well, technically this is day 2 at the Welcome Reception opened on Sunday evening this year. At the opening keynote in the morning Paul Maritz presented before passing off to his replacement from EMC, Pat Gelsinger. VMware showed off to their vision for the future and laid the groundwork for the other announcements that they …

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Aug 24 2012

Your chance to win a very cool complete home lab


Putting together a good home lab can be costly, sure you can go the cheap route using nested hypervisors with VMware Workstation but it’s more fun to use physical hardware for it. Nested hypervisors also have limitations that restrict what you can do with it. Veeam is giving away a dream home lab at VMworld, I looked …

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Aug 23 2012

Coverage of VMworld 2012

Can’t attend VMworld in person, no worries, I’ll be blogging here each day to help keep you in the loop with all the exciting things happening at VMworld. Even if you are attending it’s hard to catch everything so watch for my daily recaps here. My journey begins on Friday as I drive from Denver to Phoenix …

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Aug 22 2012

SolarWinds vMixer party at VMworld


Looking for something to do after the conference ends on Monday? Of course you are, who wants to sit in their hotel room all night waiting for the next day. Well SolarWinds is having a big party at VMworld, and you’re invited. This is a great chance to get out, have a drink and meet …

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Aug 17 2012

Elvis has left the building


Yet another independent blogger has changed his status from single to married. Mike Laverick of RTFM Education fame has left the ranks of independent bloggers after 12 years and accepted a position at VMware as a (or is it THE) Senior Cloud Infrastructure Evangelist. That leaves only one independent blogger left in my top 10, I wonder …

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Aug 16 2012

Hitchhiker’s Guide to VMworld

I originally posted this advice for VMworld in 2010, much of it’s still relevant so I though I’d re-post it, not all the links all relevant below so I posted some updated ones below… VMworld 2012 parties & gatherings VMworld 2012 Spousetivities VMworld 2012 FAQ I felt a great disturbance in the force, nah its …

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Aug 16 2012

Things to do in San Francisco at VMworld

VMworld was last in San Francisco in 2010 having gone back to Vegas in 2011. Back in 2009 I compiled a list of links of things to do in San Francisco that you might find useful this year. Compared to Vegas there is just so much more to see and do and at least you’re …

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Aug 16 2012

VMworld sessions by the numbers

This year it seemed even tougher than ever to get a session approved, I know of many good sessions/speakers that were shot down. VMware has taken over more and more session slots and when you take into account the sessions that they owe sponsors as part of their sponsorships, that leaves not much for everyone …

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