Session Notes Compendium – VMware Partner Exchange

Just a wrap-up post given I posted a lot while at Partner Exchange -- bootcamps, sessions as well as both keynotes. Believe it or not, I was in more sessions than this but on some didn't take notes or ducked out when realized I didn't think the session was worth the time (not inherently that … Continue reading Session Notes Compendium – VMware Partner Exchange

CIM1269 Session Notes – Upgrading vCloud Director Solution Stack – VMware Partner Exchange

Presented by Chris Colotti, Consulting Architect with VMware (blog, twitter) and David Hill, Senior Consultant with VMware. Got into this session partway through so apologies for the incomplete notes. Summary = vCD 1.0 to 1.5 is not for the faint of heart, can involve a good bit of downtime, and was a serious effort even for … Continue reading CIM1269 Session Notes – Upgrading vCloud Director Solution Stack – VMware Partner Exchange

CIM1314 Session Notes – vSphere Distributed Switch Deployments – VMware Partner Exchange

Presented by Venky Deshpande, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager with VMware Summary = Venky really knows his stuff….great walkthrough on vDS and different scenarios with it. Some good audience questions at the end too. Now the standard disclaimer….but there's nothing new here so who cares? 😉 Looks like most people in the room are generally familiar … Continue reading CIM1314 Session Notes – vSphere Distributed Switch Deployments – VMware Partner Exchange

CIM1331 Session Notes – Design and Deploy Optimized SQL Server on vSphere – VMware Partner Exchange

Wendy He presenting, worked with MS products for 15 years or so. Summary = very good content, tendency to read from the slides but hard to argue with that given it was good stuff on the slides (getting the slide deck would be recommended). More after the jump... Tier 1 Workloads on vSphere - SQL … Continue reading CIM1331 Session Notes – Design and Deploy Optimized SQL Server on vSphere – VMware Partner Exchange

Second Keynote – VMware Partner Exchange

Eschenbach speaking today for 2nd keynote of Partner Exchange 2012. These notes are more what stands out to me today. Asking Partners to consider where to invest your development dollars -- believe that the best option is VMware. VMware's growth outpaced the industry by 8-10%. Part of this is Net Promoter Score -- VMware's is … Continue reading Second Keynote – VMware Partner Exchange