Wednesday, August 31. 2011
Due to the popularity of the “Mythbusters Goes Virtual” session and survey results, it will be repeated Thursday at 12:30 the session it will take place in San Polo 3404.
When you run across Mythbusters Goes Virtual, keep in mind I will guarantee that after attending this session, you will take your notes and change a thing or two in your own data-center – promise :-) Please join Mattias Sundling and Eric Sloof Thursday at 12:30
Some things never change, or do they? vSphere is getting new and improved features with every release. These features change the characteristics and performance of the virtual machines. If you are not up to speed, you will probably manage your environment based on old and inaccurate information. The vMythbusters have collected a series of interesting hot topics that we have seen widely discussed in virtualization communities, on blogs and on Twitter. We’ve put these topics to the test in our lab to determine if they are a myth or not.
Tuesday, August 30. 2011
In this video you can see the PowerCLI hero coming to the rescue when Luc Dekens got into trouble.
VMware is rolling out new VCP upgrade paths to promote vSphere 5 training as a way to upgrade from VCP 3 to VCP 5. Listed below are the key points on the new upgrade paths:
- VCP 3’s can take the What’s New 5 ILT to qualify to take the VCP 5 exam
- Upgrade path is valid until Feb 29th, 2012
- After Feb 29th, VCP 3’s will have to take ICM 5 to qualify for the VCP 5 exam
- Students in What’s New 5 ILT classes will receive access to the What’s New 4 eLearning to assist them in transition to vSphere 5
- Students do not have to take the eLearning course to qualify for the upgrade path
- Students who have taken a VCP 4 qualifying course, can attend the WN 5 ILT to satisfy the VCP 5 training requirement
- The upgrade path involving taking WN 4 to achieve a VCP 4 and then follow the VCP 4 to 5 upgrade path is still valid
Clustering Q&A with Frank Denneman and Duncan Epping
Join us for our very first VMware ESXi™ Quiz Show, where teams of vExperts and VMware engineers will match expertise on technical facts and trivia related to VMware ESXi and related products. We will cover topics related to ESXi migration, storage, networking security and VMware products. As an attendee, you will get to see the experts battle each other. For the very first time at VMworld, you will decide who leaves the stage as a winner: The audience gets 40 percent of the vote.
Monday, August 29. 2011
VMware has filed an intresting IETF internet draft.This document describes Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network (VXLAN), which is used to address the need for overlay networks within virtualized data centers accommodating multiple tenants. The scheme and the related protocols can be used in cloud service provider and enterprise data center networks.
VXLAN: A Framework for Overlaying Virtualized Layer 2 Networks over Layer 3 Networks.