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