VMworld 2013: Breakout Sessions online availability

I have received a mail regarding the Breakout Sessions presentations that will be available online starting 19th of September. Check out the VMworld website by that time for more information.

Access will only be granted to participants of VMworld 2013 in San Francisco or Barcelona.

Alternatively you can register yourself for the online only session subscription and pay a smaller amount for getting access to the sessions.

I will most definitely share the interesting sessions with colleagues that are responsible for the technical areas these sessions cover. It’s also great to view some sessions you could not attend or as a preperation for VMworld 2013 in Barcelona next month.

VMworld 2013: Operating and Architecting a vSphere Metro Storage Cluster based infrastructure #BCO4872

It’s wednesday and time for a session about vSphere Metro Storage Clusters (vSMC) presented by Duncan Epping and Lee Dilworth. They will explain the various ways to design a vSMC and what you have to pay attention to during the design phase.

Operating and Architecting a vSphere Metro Storage Cluster based infrastructure

Operating and Architecting a vSphere Metro Storage Cluster based infrastructure

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Veeam Backup and Replication v7 Deep Dive #BCO5362

This session, provided by Doug Hazelman and Anton Gostev is all about the new Veeam Backup & Replication v7, launched not even 2 weeks ago.

Veeam v7 Deep Dive

Veeam v7 Deep Dive

I have published an article right after the launch about upgrading your existing Veeam installation and the new features I could find in the first few minutes. Check it out in the related articles section at the bottom of this page.

During this session I learned some new things and added some actions to my to-do which I will perform when I get back from VMworld. I will share these items with you, hopefully helping you to improve your environment with Veeam B&R v7 as well.

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VMworld 2013: What’s New in vSphere Platform and Storage #VSVC5005

While beginning to write, the session didn’t start yet. This is the first time I’m going to see Cormac Hogan live. I heard good things about him in a technical way. Next to him on stage will be Kyle Gleed, both Cormac and Kyle are from the Cloud Infrastructure Technical Marketing team.

What's new in vSphere 5.5

What’s new in vSphere 5.5

This session will be about the new vSphere 5.5 features, including new features for storage.

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VMworld 2013: General Session – Tuesday #GS-TUE

This morning the second keynote was kicked off by Carl Eschenbach, President and Chief Operating Officer of VMware. He pretty much recapped the announcements made yesterday:

  • vSphere 5.5
  • vCloud Suite 5.5
  • Cloud Foundry
  • VSAN
  • NSX
  • vCloud Automation Center

See my blog post about the General Session on monday below in the related articles section.

Today we finally heard how many attendees were here in San Francisco to be at the VMworld event: twenty-thousand-five-hundred. Holy shit!

Carl gave the word to Kit Colbert and Joe Baguley for the more technical details.

Next to the announcements, I got to know more about NSX now so I can tell my colleagues more about the technology. NSX makes it possible to bridge your NSX networks (VXLAN networks?) to the portgroups you created on the physical network and make life between virtual and physical networks a reality.

With this possible, NSX will provide switches, routers, firewalls and load balancers on your hypervisor and will be attached to your VMs and/or vApps. No more central network devices, just a bunch of features attached to your VM. Deployed when your VM gets deployed, removed when your VM gets removed. Automation eh? =)

NSX will prevent so called ‘hairpinning’ which means that VM traffic from one VLAN to another, on the same host, will flow thru the physical switches behind your ESXi hosts. NSX will happily route the traffic inside the hypervisor, speeding up traffic and decrease load on your physical network.

The demos about vCloud Automation Center were also very cool. The way customers and managers can request applications by using a user-friendly interface is something I want to build myself! Next, integrating vCenter Operations Management Suite with vCAC provides you and your customer with the latest status of their applications. Even more; when problems arise and vCOPS is able to fix it by adding capacity (in the form of auto-scaling, a new feature in vCAC enabling automatic enroll of VMs to your existing application cluster) or moving your vApp to a different storage tier, for example. These features an be enabled and disabled per user/customer and per VM.

I made some photos during the session to give a better impression of the topics and the speakers.

In september I will be giving a presentation together with my colleague Eelco de Boer (See related articles below) about this VMworlds highlights. I will most certainly show a demo of vCAC with vCOPS integration; very very cool!

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