Tag Archives: VMworld 2009

Monitoring challenges moving critical systems in virtual infrastructure

Like many shops, we have finally attained buy-in from all our stakeholders for virtualization.  As a result, we’ve pushed more and more into our infrastructure.  And while VMware is the most datacenter ready solution for virtualization, it is not without its shortcomings — monitoring and visibility into the infrastructure being one of the biggest. While we were […]

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VMworld coverage completed, finally

Well, I have finally gotten all my notes out from VMworld and posted on the site. I followed the conference with a family vacation on the West coast, so my time to get these notes processed and posted was limited. I attended several additional sessions, but these were the best of the sessions I attended […]

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EA2631 Virtualizing Exchange 2007 session recap

Deja vu.  Well, almost.  I sat in on a simliar session last year and I wondered what has now changed with vSphere being available and what new expectations could be had for virtualizing Exchange and I found answers.  First of all, as the speaker put it – VMware has eaten their own dogfood and virtualized […]

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BC2142 VMware Data Recovery session recap

VMware Data Recovery is a new feature introduced with vSphere 4 which attempts to be a full-featured backup solution for the ESX lineup.  There are some limitations to the software that limit it more towards small to medium business – not really enterprise customers, however, I’d consider my company a small enterprise user and we […]

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TA3105 Long Distance VMotion session recap

Long Distance VMotion is by far the best session I’ve attended and the most exciting news for me of the VMworld week this far.  The session was a presentation of a research project performed by VMware, EMC and Cisco.  The session presented four options for performing a long distance VMotion using stock vSphere and existing […]

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VMworld 2009 First Day keynote notes

Notes and things of interest from first day keynote: 12,448 attendees at this year’s VMworld – down from last year in Las Vegas Tod Nielson, VMware COO, challenged partners last year to try and recruit any of the 40 Fortune 1000 companies not using VMware to purchase VMware – 10 companies were recurited and those […]

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VMworld 2009 coverage notes

I decided not to try and join the legions of bloggers who were attempting to cover the conference in real-time.  This year, my family made the trip out with me and so my evenings are filled with family activities as we try to see and as much as possible while we are in San Francisco.  So […]

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WMworld and the week ahead

August is quickly drawing to a close and the last day of the month kicks off the first day of VMworld in San Francisco.  The past week has been really busy as I prepare for my trip and try and bring my co-workers up-to-date with what is going on and things that might come up […]

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