VMworld Europe 2018

  • simon 

I’m writing this from a lovely apartment in the medieval part of Barcelona, for I’m here to attend VMworld. This will be my third VM world event, having attended at the Moscone back in 2007 and Cannes in 2009.  It will be interesting to see what had changed with the event over the last decade.  God I feel old writing that, was it really 10 years ago I first attended one of these. This trip… Read More »VMworld Europe 2018

Data Centre Hybridity VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension

  • simon 

Data Centre Hybridity VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension Earlier on this year VMware announced Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX).  The release and subsequent detail about the service has been a cause of excitement. Why? Traditionally the most complex element of any service migration, is understanding the interdependence between elements.  If you are migrating from an environment dependent upon legacy infrastructure, most of the early focus is going to be trying to answer a simple question. What do… Read More »Data Centre Hybridity VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension

VMworld Europe 2018

VMworld Europe 2018 takes place again in the wonderful city of Barcelona.  After some intense negotiations in the Conyard household, I can confirm that I will be coming to VMworld Europe this coming November. It’s been a few years since I was able to attend (this will be my 4th overall 1 in San Francisco and 2 in Cannes) . With the rapidly changing industry, innovation in all sections of IT and growing demands from… Read More »VMworld Europe 2018

VCAP DCV 6.5 Design

  • simon 

VCAP DCV 6.5 Design One of the benefits of attending the VMware EMPOWER event in Vienna, is that part of the package includes an exam of your choosing from VCP to VCAP.  In addition to the awesome content, sessions, networking and technology updates. I passed my VCP 6.5 in 2017, I decided that I would take the opportunity to take my VMware Certified Advanced Professional Data Center Virtualization Design 6.5.  However, over the course of… Read More »VCAP DCV 6.5 Design

VMware EMPOWER – VMwares GSS Top 10 Supported Cases

Presenters: Owen Sheehy, John O’Brien Technical support specialists from GSS and VMware

GSS support the entire VMware stack, so requires technical competencies across all disciplines.  For the purposes of this session much will focus on vSphere (ESX and VMware vCenter) as the foundatio building blocks of any solution.  80% of cases are logged against these vSphere foundation components!

VVD’s help GSS to understand complicated environments quickly.  However, fixes might break a VVD.

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VMware EMPOWER – General Session Day One

Having worn both my fingers and my laptop battery down trying to keep up with the previous sessions in the day, I didn’t live blog the general session. In brief, lots of numbers about how well the various product streams within VMware are performing. However, in my opinion the session really started to ‘sparkle’ when Joe Baguley took to the stage. Joe’s presentation to the conference focused on the sheer volume of change that VMware… Read More »VMware EMPOWER – General Session Day One

VMware EMPOWER – VCDX War Stories

VMware EMPOWER – VCDX War Stories

Session presenters – Andrew Hald, Paul Meehan, Peter Oberacher, Nathan Raper, Johan van Amersfoort

VCDX is the highest level of certification offered by VMware and those that earn VCDX are partof an eliete group of architects leading implementations around the world. Moderated by Andrew Hald (VCDX#4) this panel of both VMware and partner VCDXs will share tips and tricks for achieving ths certification. They will also tell their personal stories of how investing in this certification elevated their careers. With time for questions, so you are prepared to start you own VCDX journey.

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VMware Empower (and kebabs)

  • jon 

VMware Empower (and kebabs) We have finally arrived after a mammoth stint on the UK’s largest car park aka the M25 followed by a much more pleasurable experience with plane and train. On Sunday night I plucked up the courage to book the VCP6.5-DCV exam, there are some areas that I feel reasonably strong in having had a really good recent amount of hands on experience in. There are some, however, that I really need… Read More »VMware Empower (and kebabs)