VSP2884 What’s New in Performance for VMware vSphere 5.0

Summary at the top = incredibly dense session on vSphere 5 performance....fantastic session. Getting right into it…I love that in a session…. Great performance maximums in vSphere 5 - 32 vCPUs, 1,000,000+ IOPs per host, etc. 92-97% of native performance up to 32 vCPUs CPU Scheduler Improvements -- increases as much as 30% vNUMA - … Continue reading VSP2884 What’s New in Performance for VMware vSphere 5.0

EUC2045 VMware View plus Virtual Cloud Infrastructure: What’s New and Future Directions

Summary at the top = nice View 5 feature overview and then HUGE stuff around using vCOPs to monitor View environments. This is critical stuff for building out and maintaining large VDI deployments. Found that a lot of the underlying requirements for Server Virtualization are the same as for VDI (stability, speed, scalability, etc.). First … Continue reading EUC2045 VMware View plus Virtual Cloud Infrastructure: What’s New and Future Directions

VMware Certification Quickstarts: VCAP

Can tell that the presenter (Andrew Ellwood) is an instructor….maybe the best presenter of my sessions so far. Very relaxed, good flow, good humor, etc. Got into this despite not being enrolled -- covers VCAP:DCA & VCAP:DCD Only 700 VCAPs in the world. This is all about VCAP4 -- VCAP5 isn't out yet. No prereq … Continue reading VMware Certification Quickstarts: VCAP

CIM2921 VMware vCenter Operations: Best Practices for Managing Virtual Capacity

Summary at the top = 3 Pillars of vCenter Operations Patented Performance Analytics Purpose Built Capacity Planning and Analysis Automated Configuration and Compliance Automated Patching and Provisioning Comprehensive Change Tracking to isolate root cause Why is capacity management challenging in a virtual environment? So many layers to optimize… CPU (vSMP, Shares, Reservations, Limits) Memory (Transparent … Continue reading CIM2921 VMware vCenter Operations: Best Practices for Managing Virtual Capacity

VSP2122 VMware vMotion in VMware vSphere 5.0: Architecture, Performance and Best Practices

Summary at the top = it's easy to forget how incredible vMotion is…good review and then deep-dive on vMotion and recent improvements plus best practices. Over 5x performance improvement in some areas in vSphere 5. So what is vMotion? Something that we love completely transparent to the guest invaluable tool to admins (avoid server downtime, … Continue reading VSP2122 VMware vMotion in VMware vSphere 5.0: Architecture, Performance and Best Practices

VMworld 2011 General Session Live Blog

I'll be posting updates here as the session progresses…. 3:30 -- Random pop music list as we wait….now an announcement another 5 minutes before we start. 3:40 -- cool opening video. Call it "video guys to nuts around some general image themes as supplied by VMware". 3:44 -- Rick Jackson, Chief Marketing Officer speaking. 3:45 … Continue reading VMworld 2011 General Session Live Blog

CIM4280 VMware vCenter Operations in the Real World

(4) Speakers each talking for 15 minutes about vCenter Options Customers speaking from Stanford School of Medicine, Kaiser Permante, and Maximus. Initial Review of vCenter Operations Editions -- Standard, Advanced, Enterprise. Fletcher Cocquyt - Principal Engineer at Stanford University Environment (310) VMs on (21) ESXi hosts. 20 TB NFs datastores replicated between campus and DR … Continue reading CIM4280 VMware vCenter Operations in the Real World

CIM3417 VMware Journey 2011 and Beyond: Accelerate IT, Accelerate Your Business

Talking about Adoption Enablers & Adoption Inhibitors Lots of data analysis, number crunching, etc. etc. 5 Key Takeways Savings - VMware customers enjoy significant operational efficiencies and savings; reduction of 30% in CO2 levels and HW maintenance, 27% savings in capital costs, 18% overall reduction in data center costs. Greater Agility - since 2010, customers … Continue reading CIM3417 VMware Journey 2011 and Beyond: Accelerate IT, Accelerate Your Business

VSP3116 – VMware vSphere 5.0 Resource Management Deep Dive

For those coming here from Yellow Bricks, thanks for stopping by and see all my other VMworld 2011 posts (many other sessions). Frank Denneman & Valentin Hamburger. Denneman = rock star. Hamburger is Technical Account Exec but has VCAP-DCD so knows his stuff. No Q/A….go buy the book if you do. 😉 Summary at the … Continue reading VSP3116 – VMware vSphere 5.0 Resource Management Deep Dive

BCO3334 – SRM Future Product Directions

Summary at the top = good session, nothing earth-shattering but nice development of current DR ideas....like the direction VMware is going here and matches up with where Varrow is going as a company. Hosting.com also had a very impressive screenshot demo of a per-VM, 2-click DR service. This is all futures and nothing committed here, … Continue reading BCO3334 – SRM Future Product Directions