T.B.D. There Be Dragons

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Planning for Failure with DRS Groups

You’ve spent many hours on your virtualization infrastructure design. There are multiple network paths, at least two of each physical device, and, heck, even multiple upstream Internet providers. The multi-tiered application has multiple VM nodes at each tier for distributing load and boosting...

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VMworld 2015 Live Blog: Day 5

After a near-success trying to live-blog Tuesday’s VMworld General Session, I think I’ve worked out the kinks. So without further adieu, let’s live blog the VMworld 2015 Thursday (closing) General Session. General Session  

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VMworld 2015 Roundup: Day 4

Wednesday is typically a very breakout session heavy day for VMworld. There are no General Sessions and it’s the last day for things like the Hand-On Labs and Solutions Exchange. Because the conference party happens on this night, there also aren’t a lot...

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VMworld 2015 Roundup: Day 3

Day 3 at VMworld started with a little blog experiment, proceeded on to some sessions then a few meet ‘n greet events highlighted by the vExpert reception. General Session So, as mentioned, I tried live blogging. While real-time live blogging didn’t pan out,...

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VMworld 2015 Live Blog: Day 3

I’m trying something a little different today, Tuesday, at VMworld. Stick with me as I take a crack at live blogging this morning’s keynote. It’s set to start in just a few minutes, so here we go… Quick update: I had hoped to have...

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VMworld 2015 Roundup: Day 2

As always, Monday at VMworld 2015 is the first General Session and the proper start to the week. How’d it go? Let’s find out. PernixPro Breakfast PernixData held a breakfast for PernixPro’s and PernixPrime’s at the ThirstyBear (disclosure: I’m a PernixPro). It was...

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VMworld 2015 Roundup: Day 1

Away we go! Unlike last year, there wasn’t really anything blog worthy on “Day 0” (Saturday). There was a VCDX Bootcamp scheduled for Saturday morning, however I arrived in SFO in the afternoon and had attended last years any. So Saturday was a...

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VMworld 2015 Vendor: Catalogic Software

I’ll admit it was through their VMworld vExpert offer that I first heard of Catalogic Software. The fact that they landed Trevor Pott (@cakeis_not_alie) to host a roundtable during VMworld also caught my attention. Catalogic invited vExperts to attend a pre-VMworld webinar to...

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VMworld 2015 Preview: Come Out of Stealth

With VMworld 2015 US only a day away, it’s time to get your game face on. Not only will you interact with vendors, attend sessions, take labs, partake in breakouts, etcetera, but you’ll also have the chance to network with your peers. They may...

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VMworld 2015 Preview: Top 5 Sessions

VMworld 2015 US is almost upon us, and many of you attendees likely have your schedules pretty well sorted by now. Just in case you’re looking for a few extra sessions to squeeze in, here are my Top 5 most anticipated sessions this...