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August, 2011

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August 29, 2011  1:51 PM

VMworld TV: Chinwag with Charles Gautreux

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I was very fortunate to be asked to do my “Chinwag” on VMworld-TV. I picked Charles Gautreux as my guest. He’s a VP of the Global VMUG, but also pretty hands-on with vSphere implementations. So we take some time out to talk about his stretched HA cluster – and how his organization might go...

August 29, 2011  6:28 AM

VMworld Miniwag – Steve Beaver

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This miniwag is Steve Beaver. He’s a bit of legend in the VMware Community and one of old hands on the VMware Forums… We talk about the company he’s work with current which does network analyse who are getting into virtualization – and we talk about how much VMworld has changed since the...


August 29, 2011  6:14 AM

VMworld Miniwag – Tom Howarth

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

This year I’m hanging out at the bloggers lounge doing mini-chinwags with folks who stop by and say hi. This one is with Tom Howarth, we talk about whether ESXi is “ready” for secure environments, vCenter on Linux…


August 28, 2011  1:22 AM

VMworld Labs

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

If you have ever attended VMworld before – you’ll know that one of the top experiences are the VMware Labs. You know there’s an awful lot of talk and powerpoint at these kind of the events, and the VMware Labs offer an excellent chance to escape hot-air, and actually get your hands dirty with...


August 27, 2011  3:59 AM

VMworld: SRM 5.0 Pre-Publication Edition Available

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I’m pleased to announce that my a limited...


August 25, 2011  11:57 AM

My Take on Steve Job’s Departure

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

FUD. FUD. FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD. FUD.FUD....


August 25, 2011  7:21 AM

Top 3 Challenges facing VMware at VMworld

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

VMworld beckons and I’m now counting the hours till I pack my bag, and head off to London’s Heathrow Airport. I’ve had time to write down my thoughts about the challenges facing VMware this week. In nutshell they are: 1. Sunset any lingering concerns about vRAM licensing… And get vSphere...


August 25, 2011  7:10 AM

Off to VMworld? My recommended sessions

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

If your heading off to VMworld soon, you might be interested in my review of breakout sessions. As ever there is plenty to choose from and no need be bored by endless powerpoint from vendors – there’s plenty of hard core tech content there as well. Its my belief that vSphere5 will be...


August 25, 2011  5:36 AM

vSphere5 Ready to Download

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, at last the wait is over. vSphere5 is now available to download and evaluate from VMware.com website. I was actually expecting the bits to drop on Wednesday, that’s what my (no so) reliable sources were telling me. Who knows perhaps they were released at 23.59 on Wednesday! I wouldn’t...


August 25, 2011  1:38 AM

My VMworld Itinerary

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Things have really shaped up in the last couple of days. So below is what I’m doing and where I am at for VMworld Vegas. I’ve not listed the private appointments I’ve got – because well, there are private. But these are places I will definitely be...


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