Category: General


VMworld 2016 Roundup: Day 1

Here we are on the official first day of VMworld 2016. So, how did it go? Registration First a quick trip to the registration area. The lines weren’t terribly busy and by this point you can tell that VMworld registration is a well...


VMworld 2016 Roundup: Day 0

Today was what I like to refer to as VMworld 2016 Day 0. This isn’t an official conference day, however some things start to kick off, not the least of which is travel. The driving, flying, and walking take a bit of a...


VMworld 2016 Preview: Recommended Sessions

Here are my top five recommended sessions, if there are any stragglers still looking to round out their VMworld schedule. These are sessions that I’m most looking forward to, in no particular order. Virtual Volumes Technical Deep Dive [STO7645] Pete Flecha and Patrick Dirks...


VMworld 2016 Preview: vExpert Offers

Less than a week to go until VMworld 2016 US and the vExpert offers are just starting to trickle in. Here are the offers that have come in so far. Stay tuned, as you’ll find new offers in this post as they roll in....


First Look at AirWatch Express

Today VMware is introducing and making available AirWatch Express. AirWatch Express is an easier, friendlier, more affordable version of the full AirWatch product. As a vExpert, I was invited to an advanced webinar preview of the service. This included the standard here’s-our-new-service presentation, followed by a demo and Q&A....


So Long vSphere Thick Client, Hello Web Client

VMware’s finally making good on their long tolled death knell for the vSphere Client, a.k.a. the C# client, a.k.a. the thick client, a.k.a. the you’ll-pry-it-from-my-cold-dead-fingers client. In a pre-release blogger briefing earlier this week Mike Adams, Director of vSphere Product Marketing at VMware,...


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...


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


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...


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,...