VSP1708 VCDX Defense Prep

Literally 20 people in the room…..got here late b/c only heard about this off of Twitter. Design Role Play Scenario #1 Consolidation Scenario -- sample info about consolidation physical to virtual but not enough. I/O Scenarios Asking about application scenarios is a good method. Ask about peak I/O characteristics per VM See Windows XP -- … Continue reading VSP1708 VCDX Defense Prep

VSP2247 10Gb & FCoE Real World Design Considerations

Got here a bit late as stayed to talk with Bryan Kuhn and Chad Sakac after the last session….discussion around NFS for VDI, etc. Speaker = Don Mann from ePlus Two Approaches Throttling - examples… vSS - throttle egress (outbound) traffic from VM vDS - throttle ingress/egress to/from VM HP FlexFabric - FlexNICs - 4 … Continue reading VSP2247 10Gb & FCoE Real World Design Considerations

EUC2692 Rethinking Storage for Virtual Desktops

Got here a bit late….panel session between Dell (Travis), HP (Mike), NetApp (Vaugn) & EMC (Chad) Dell and HP talking about how they're good at moving storage functions into server hardware when it makes technical sense b/c they sell servers too. What would you deploy today for VDI? NetApp -- Cisco + NetApp FlexPod -- … Continue reading EUC2692 Rethinking Storage for Virtual Desktops

BCO2874 vSphere High Availability 5.0 and SMP Fault Tolerance

First session of the day Thursday -- chose to go to this rather than "PAR3340 Selling VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5 and VMware vSphere Replication" (I need to get comfy with the new SRM 5 licensing but figure I can do that from a PowerPoint). I've double booked this with a session that starts … Continue reading BCO2874 vSphere High Availability 5.0 and SMP Fault Tolerance

CIM2452 VMware vCenter Operations Technical Deepdive

Came into this session late…apologies for the rather fragmented notes. When Normal Behavior isn't good…. Probabilistic vs. absolute health model VC Ops has a domain-specific health model for vSphere Use absolute health noel until analytics' probabilistic model is ready to generate DT's 2 Goals of capacity management Efficiency -- optimization of capacity. Predictability -- availability … Continue reading CIM2452 VMware vCenter Operations Technical Deepdive

GD32 vSphere and vCloud Director with Massimo Re Ferre

Small group discussion with Massimo re Ferre around vCloud Director, interesting use of keypads for each person to do live surveys as Massimo is leading the discussion. One attendee mentioning cloud.com vs. vCloud Director….Massimo discussing depth of integration and ecosystem. What's most important attribute for you in cloud? Self Service - 52% BRoad Network Access … Continue reading GD32 vSphere and vCloud Director with Massimo Re Ferre