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

CIM1326 Session Notes – Oracle Databases on vSphere5 Best Practices – VMware Partner Exchange

Got here late due to an EMC interview thing….apologies for partial notes. Summary = Oracle can be annoying on vSphere but is definitely worth it. One of Varrow's customers listed as a case study. More after the jump... Upgrade to vSphere 4-5 for 10-20% performance boost. Use Oracle recommended install guidelines - same as physical. … Continue reading CIM1326 Session Notes – Oracle Databases on vSphere5 Best Practices – VMware Partner Exchange

TEX1512 Session Notes – Backups for vSphere, vCloud Director, View – VMware Partner Exchange

Presented by Alton Yu and Laurynas Kavaliauskas Summary = Core vSphere backup concepts and some new stuff around vCD + View. Worth attending. Agenda for the session. Why Backups? 93% of companies that lost their data for more than 10 days went out of business. vSphere Backup Some Basics - used floppies and now tapes … Continue reading TEX1512 Session Notes – Backups for vSphere, vCloud Director, View – VMware Partner Exchange

EUC1230 Session Notes – Technical Battleground: View vs. Citrix XenDesktop – VMware Partner Exchange

Matt Lesak presenting. I'm staying somewhat general…the presenters are committed to calling out positive things about View/vSphere which I appreciate. Note: being completely upfront, I work with Citrix products as well…what I like the most right now is how VMware + Citrix is driving this space so fast….competition = good. More after the jump... View … Continue reading EUC1230 Session Notes – Technical Battleground: View vs. Citrix XenDesktop – VMware Partner Exchange

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