Keynote – VMware Partner Exchange

Summary = I dare you to find more detailed notes on the keynote anywhere else. 🙂 In a large Venetian ballroom in the 5th floor of their convention area -- smaller than the VMworld keynote but still a pretty large room with a couple thousand people. Kickoff videos by EMC (customer videos), NetApp (Julie Parrish … Continue reading Keynote – VMware Partner Exchange

EMC Bootcamp Notes – General Avamar & vCloud Director+Avamar – VMware Partner Exchange

Summary = good core Avamar info and some interesting details/thoughts around how to protect vCD with Avamar. Love Avamar's dedup rates as always. Phil George (EMC BRS) - Core Avamar with VMware Walkthrough Core Avamar value stuff with VMware (big stuff but core) - VADP+CBT integration, vSphere 5, Image-level/Guest-level, etc. Proxy VMs to handle backup … Continue reading EMC Bootcamp Notes – General Avamar & vCloud Director+Avamar – VMware Partner Exchange

EMC Bootcamp Notes – Solution Based Selling – VMware Partner Exchange

Summary = lots of integration/work/blood/sweat/tears from EMC into anything and everything VMware - highlighted across all my different posts on the EMC Bootcamp. Note: as always, these are my notes from what was on the screen, what was said, and my own thoughts. Session with Tommy Trogden - Solutions-based selling. Random notes basically... Consultative selling … Continue reading EMC Bootcamp Notes – Solution Based Selling – VMware Partner Exchange

EMC Bootcamp Notes – Stretched Cluster Discussion by Scott Lowe – VMware Partner Exchange

Summary = high-energy walkthrough by Scott Lowe around the promise of stretched clusters, the high level details (part 1 below), and the low level details (part 2). Fantastic run-through of a fascinating subject (fascinating to me at least as I'm actively having SRM + VPLEX discussions with customers). Scott Lowe - Stretched Cluster Discussion Part … Continue reading EMC Bootcamp Notes – Stretched Cluster Discussion by Scott Lowe – VMware Partner Exchange

EMC Bootcamp Notes – vCenter Operations & EMC – VMware Partner Exchange

Summary = I'm already very excited about vCOPs and have multiple customers using it. Seeing the mass of additional data points we can now pull in from the storage array excites me even more. Matt Cowger - vCenter Operations and EMC Stuff VMAX Adapter It works! Go to config tab and add adapter. See front … Continue reading EMC Bootcamp Notes – vCenter Operations & EMC – VMware Partner Exchange

Session Notes – VCDX Prep Session – VMware Partner Exchange

Summary = it's doable but a long hard road. Note: as with all my session notes this is a mix of what's on the screen, what the presenters are saying, and my own thoughts. If something doesn't sound like what the presenters would say, assume it's just my opinion. 😉 Or ask in the comments … Continue reading Session Notes – VCDX Prep Session – VMware Partner Exchange

Session Notes – VMware vSphere 5 Storage Troubleshooting Boot Camp – VMware Partner Exchange

Summary = great design considerations around VDI and awesome deep dive by Mostafa -- buy his book when it comes out. Presenters = Mostafa (VCDX #02) for Troubleshooting and Jeff Whitman & Jim Yanik (both Senior SE's) for initial VDI part. Note: as with all my session notes this is a mix of what's on … Continue reading Session Notes – VMware vSphere 5 Storage Troubleshooting Boot Camp – VMware Partner Exchange

VMware Partner Exchange Schedule

So I'm currently sitting at VMware Partner Exchange in a deep-dive Storage Troubleshooting session (very good 4 hour session) and realized I never posted my schedule. While I overlap a good bit with other Varrow-ites (surprise surprise), I wanted to put out what I'm attending. Sunday and Monday I'm in pre-conference bootcamps…so no nice schedule … Continue reading VMware Partner Exchange Schedule