Thursday, August 28, 2014

Final day!

I am so far behind, it is not even funny, but in my defense it has been a whirlwind couple of days! I was starting to get a little disappointed with what I was seeing this time around at VMWorld. There was something that I thought was missing and I could not put my finger on it. 

Yesterday I found it. CloudVolumes. With what I have been involved with at the office I was looking for something that would improve the user experience with View. This is definitely what I was looking for! You can use a vmdk file that has applications installed to standardize a department build, without having to install it into the base image. Of course that is over simplifying.

There are also other things coming up....Project Meteor , and Project Fargo both looking to make the vdi environment even more. There are so many good things coming! 

The party last night was pretty cool. I was thrilled to be able to be part of the paper airplane toss for charity. This to me was something very positive that VMware is doing and I applaud them for it.

#VMWorld #VMware

Monday, August 25, 2014

End of day report

Lots of info in the sessions today! View 6 sounds to be very promising, with it being configured out of the box to give 30% bandwidth savings right out of the box! 

The log viewer that VMware is offering sounds like a heck of a product too! Being able to pull logs from more than just your ESXi servers; it can pull logs from your SAN, Fiber Switches,Network Switches, Windows machine and much more. It also give you the ability to not only pull those logs, but you can correlate outages that happen and you can filter out everything but error and warnings if you want. Not to mention the fact that you can download filter packs from VMWare to help making diagnostics even easier.

The general session did have some great info, but let's face it, the general sessions are VMWare's time to rah rah about everything that is coming and remind you exactly how many buzz words they know. I don't know about all the other shops out there, but our shop has decided it will keep its infrastructure in-house so that being said I will not feel guilty about not jumping on VMWare's cloud chariot and racing of into the wild blue younder! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Shake, Rattle and Roll!!!

Wow! You know VMWORLD is gonna be great when the first thing they do is wake you up with a 3:30am wake up call that can shake down the house!! Naa....I know that VMware had nothing to do with the earthquake.....or did they?! 

Registration is done! Bag has been picked time for some grub! Looking forward to hitting the labs here in a bit. As always VMware has done their best to make sure that the venues look great! The buzz is in the air and everyone is already talking about what tricks VMware has up its sleeve this year. 

Fully rested and looking forward to what the week has in store for me!