Tag Archive: VMworld


Aug 23 2013

Join me at the SolarWinds vMixer party at VMworld

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Looking for a party to attend on Monday at VMworld, of course you are. SolarWinds is throwing their vMixer party again this year and I’ll be there so stop on by. If meeting me and other vExperts and bloggers is not compelling enough, there is also going to be a trivia contest where you can …

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Aug 20 2013

Tips and tricks for surviving and enjoying VMworld

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Another year, another VMworld, this will be the 10th anniversary of VMworld since the first one held in San Diego in 2004. The first VMworld only had 1,400 attendees, this year I would expect that at least 22,000 people attend VMworld. For me this VMworld will be number 6, my first one was in 2008 …

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Aug 08 2013

The VMworld bands over the years

I’ve been attending VMworld since 2008 and the official parties have always been a fun way to unwind for a bit and escape from virtualization. VMware has had a variety of different bands to play at the party over the years that are listed below: 2007 – Smash Mouth (Treasure Island) 2008 – DJ & …

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Aug 08 2013

The Top 10 Things You MUST Know About Storage for vSphere

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If you’re going to VMworld this year be sure and check out my session STO5545 – The Top 10 Things You MUST Know About Storage for vSphere which will be on Tuesday, Aug. 27th from 5:00-6:00 pm. The session was showing full last week but they must have moved it to a larger room as …

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Apr 30 2013

VMworld session public voting – vote early and vote often

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Well maybe not often, that’s the way they used to do it in Chicago in the old days. I did want to make a plea to get your votes for my sessions at VMworld. I have several I submitted as part of HP and I promise to make them as technical as possible. My Top 10 things …

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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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Aug 14 2009

What are you most looking forward to at VMworld?

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Aug 05 2009

Justification Links

Sample letter for justifying VMworld to your manager Why attend VMworld during financial crisis? Attend VMworld 2009 VMworld, just be there! VMworld 2009 Right Around The Corner VMworld 2009 Why attend VMworld?

Jun 04 2009

Select VMworld sessions released for general public

About 2 months ago, John Troyer asked me for recommendations for 10 or so of some of the VMworld 2008 & VMworld Europe 2009 sessions to be released for free to non-attendees. It was hard picking just 10 and I ended up with about 30 of the ones I thought people would enjoy the most. …

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