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24 October, 2013

#BCO4872 (Part 2) #Operating and #Architecting a #vSphere #Storage #Metro #Cluster Based Infrastrucrure

Hello all,
part 2 of "Operating and Architecting a vSphere Storage Metro Cluster Based Infrastrucrure"

HQ and headphones recommended


21 October, 2013

#BCO4872 (Part 1) #Operating and #Architecting a #vSphere #Storage #Metro #Cluster Based Infrastrucrure

Hello all,,
as always Lee Dilworth and Duncan Epping have enchanted the breakout session attendees, taking place at VMworld 2013 in Barcelona, with their explanations, best practices and deep knowledge of the VMware products architecture.

They give their approval to publish the videos and blogging about BCO4872, so I fully recorded the session and publish it on my blog in two posts: this is part 1.

My position in the room was not so good so the video showing the slides are quite diagonally placed: hope they are readable but descrition from Lee and Duncan help a lot (HQ and headphones recommended)


16 October, 2013

#VMWorld Wednesday #General #Session with Carl #Eschenbach

Hello all,
A lot of attendees as always :)

Mr. Carl Eschenbach, VMware's President and COO, along with VMware's engineering leaders will showcase state-of-the-art technology that is transforming IT by virtualizing and automating compute, storage, networking and security across private and hybrid clouds.

Mr. Carl Eschenbach starts with a recap of yesterday's GS subjects

Innovation is the key along with agility in order to go to market faster: hence ITaaS

So it comes the SDDC

Through VMware vCloud Automation Center Portal you can request/deploy application on demand and scale out automatically comparing the different prices and SLA for different providers

With the same portal you can check the healt of your applications, transparent pricing and much more

You can draw the steps of application deployment and streamline the application provisioning that could be provisioned in minutes

This agility is in contrast with conventional networking approach

So we need to use the same approach with networking using NSX

Let's take a three tiers application as an example

Moving NSX into hypervisor directly

What about security? NSX could works also as a firewall and a load balancer, too, not just a switch or router.

Recapping NSX in a slide

Storage innovations

VSAN deployed in two clicks

can be extended in seconds if needed adding another host in the cluster and it is highly resilient

End User Computing self service.

With VMware Horizon, VDI goes mainstream

Policies based management

Monitoring and alerting cannot be done in the "legacy" way in a SDDC.

So vCenter Operation manager gives you what you need with simple to read red/amber/green badges and dynamic thresholds thanks to th intelligent analytics

Recapping automated operations

Hybrid Cloud

From vCenter Web Interface you can click on Hybrid service icon and deploy the application along with its infrastructure service in the cloud using the catalog from your private cloud

Recap on Hybrid Cloud


15 October, 2013

#VMWorld Tuesday #General #Session with Pat #Gelsinger

Hello all,
I've just take my place in the blogger/press/analysts area in order to attend the Tuesday general session here at VMWorld.

Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, will discuss the next generation of IT and how the software-defined data center is extending the proven model of virtualization and automated management across storage, networking and security. VMware is helping businesses extend the software-defined data center to the hybrid cloud, and in this session we will hear from customers who have used virtualization to become champions of next-generation IT in their own organizations.

General session location is filled up!

First to speak is Mr. Maurizio Carli celebrating 15 years of VMWare and the continuous journey in transforming IT.

Then it's time on stage for Mr. Pat Gelsinger that describes the new streamline to have and use all of the data needed for work in mobility (Mobile-Cloud Era)

Sanjay Poonen comes on stage explaining all the VMWare EUC Portfolio with all new performance, management and the ability to bring reduced TCO and OPEX Predictability. A new partnership for DaaS has been announced: DeskStone

Another great subject of the general session is Software Defined Data Cente (SDDC): everything must be virtualized from servers to networks to storages and management must be automated.

So, Mr.Gelsinger tells us about what's new in vSphere 5.5

and what's the future of Software-Defined storage

Always taking care of the complexity of the applications involved.

Storage product announcement has been done today vSAN and vVOLs to be powered with the help of important technologic partners

Last announce, but not least, NSX, the Network Virtualization Platform.
Martin Casado comes on stage and explain how NSX works.

Basically you must think about NSX to networks as you thought, some time ago, about ESX to servers

Then is time to speak about hybrid cloud and cloud management


14 October, 2013

Attending #VMWorld #Partners Day #General #Session

Hello all,
General session room is filling quickly.
All we want to get the last information about VMWare!!

Come and take your seat!!!
The show will go live in 10 minutes!


#VMWorld 3rd Breakout session: #PAR3241 - VMware Horizon View: Finally the Replacement for Server-Based Computing

Hello all,
Third session of the partner day. speakers Edwin Waijdema and Spencer Pitt
The description of the session is (cited)

There's been an ongoing debate for many years about the relative merits of legacy Server-Based Computing (SBC) solutions versus more sophisticated and modern virtual desktop (VDI) options such as VMware Horizon View. Arguments about cost, complexity, reliability and user experience continue to rage - is SBC 'good enough' for some use cases or is the extra expense of VDI justified by the better service and flexibility it can provide? Well, we think the latest technical advances in VMware Horizon View 5.2 finally tip the balance firmly in favour of VDI. Improvements in TCO and reductions in capital expenditure due to more efficient use of storage and support for previously 'forbidden' technologies in the VDI space such as Integrated Communications/VoIP and multimedia, mean that 'good-enough' for SBC may no longer be good-enough. Come and join us and one of our Partners as we share the very latest best practice in this area and show how VDI with VMware Horizon View has gained the upper hand over SBC, allowing organizations adopting it to gain a competitive advantage with lower levels of complexity and cost than ever thought possible previously.

Hope that 2014 will be the real year of Horizon View!

Second breakout session at #VMWorld - #vCloud #Hybrid service #PAR6429

Hello all,
Seated and ready to learn about vCloud Hybrid service, with Bart Schneider and Willem van Engeland as speakers.

The description in the agenda describe this session as a speech where you will

[...] Hear real customer challenges as they have used the Beta and Early Access versions of the service. You will learn about the ways you can help them with discovery and cloud readiness assessment engagements, planning and migration offerings, architecture guidance workshops and operational integration services including automation of the hybrid cloud using vCloud Automation Center.


First breakout session #partners day. #Backup and #Disaster #Recovery with #VMWare

Hello all,
First session at VMWorld 2013 about Backup and DR. Speakers Rory Choudhuri and Robin Llong


#VMWorld 2013: Day 0 - #Partners Day

Hello all,
this morning I woke up early and head to VMworld to start exploring the location.
I was the first at the VMWare Store... lot of relatives to make happy and some nephews that will receive a three year sized VMware T-Shirt.

Here's the location you will face when arriving at the main entrance

Now I'm at the VMworld Alumni Lounge waiting for some friends and colleagues to reach the place.

Yesterday the registraion desk was quite cal but I expect a lot of people checkin' in today

For who is not yet informed the Free shuttle from Underground Europa Fira stop is just in front of the building showed in the below picture.


13 October, 2013

#VMWorld 2013: day -1

Hello all,
I've just arrived in Barcelona and at the airport a great panel catch my attention

I've haded to my Hotel and suddenly I've gone to register myself to VMWorld 2013.
Best way if you are in the center of Barcelona is taking underground 'till Plaza Espana and the L8 (pink line.) and do four stops, droppimg off at Europa Fira.
There you'll find free event shuttles that will get you to the main entrance of VMWorld.
Tomorrow is Partners Day so I won't be able to vlog about the contents, but I hope in a good reportge at the Solution Exchange.

Stay tuned.

04 October, 2013

#SELinux demystified: part three

Hello all,
part three of best Breakout Session at Red Hat Conference 2013.

Thanks James Read

Sorry for the video quality... best viewed full screen HQ 720p


03 October, 2013

#SELinux demystified: part two

Hello all,
second part of best Breakout Session at Red Hat Conference 2013.

Thanks James Read

Sorry for the video quality... best viewed full screen HQ 720p


02 October, 2013

#SELinux demystified: part one

Hello all,
Red Hat party has just finished, almost the first part of it.

Red Hat has given the annual awards to best firms in Red Hat business.

I would like to give an award, too: Best Technical Breakout Session.

And the award goes to... Managing SELinux in the Enterprise presented by James Read

The session was all about troubleshooting SELinux and the moral is

setenforce 1

James starts with the four more common problem with SELinux and give solutions to these issues.

A video is better than thousands of words, so enjoy: this is the first video part of the session, other two posts will follow along with their videos

Sorry for the video quality... best viewed full screen HQ 720p