Virtualization Pro:

August, 2009


August 28, 2009  6:16 PM

Maybe VMworld is just too big?

Posted by: Rick Vanover

Like many other virtualization professionals, I am anticipating a very exciting VMworld 2009 in San Francisco. One thing I have in my mind before the event start is, how big is too big for an event like this? I am amazed at how action packed the schedule can be. Make no mistake, VMworld is not...

August 28, 2009  4:00 PM

Countdown to VMworld

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, VMworld

VMworld is just a few days away and the excitement is definitely in the air as everyone prepares for the show. Trying to cram all the various events, sessions, labs and everything else into one's schedule is like trying to assemble a jigsaw puzzle that has way too many extra pieces. I finally...

August 27, 2009  2:29 PM

When will VMware P2V VMworld?

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMware, VMworld

VMware seems to be intent on virtualizing anything it can these days, so when is VMware going to get around to virtualizing VMworld? It would be great if VMware could take its annual physical conference and transform it into a virtual conference to reach a much larger audience. After all...

August 25, 2009  4:07 PM

What to expect at VMworld

Posted by: Texiwill
Edward L. Halekty, Texiwill, VMworld 2009

So you have convinced your manager, team, et. al. that it is a wise idea to go to VMworld 2009 in San Francisco. You have booked your days solidly with the VMworld schedule builder and plan to attend several talks, sessions and labs to absorb all the information you can. But what do you bring...

August 20, 2009  3:19 PM

Virtualization vendors: What happened to good sportsmanship?

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtualization

August 19, 2009  3:30 PM

Will VMware ever release a Linux version of the VMware Infrastructure Client?

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Linux, vSphere

VMware users have been asking for a Linux version of the Windows-only VMware Infrastructure/vSphere Client for years. Last year at VMworld, VMware hinted that it may be releasing a version for Linux soon. But a year has gone by and...

August 14, 2009  4:11 PM

VMware flip-flops on VMworld 2009 breakout session policy

Posted by: HannahDrake
breakout sessions, VMware, VMworld 2009

By Andrew Storrs

August 14, 2009  2:48 PM

When will VMware retire the ESX service console?

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, ESX, ESXi

VMware has been stating that the ESX Service Console (COS) will go away ever since it released ESXi, but so far this has not happened and it doesn't seem likely to happen any time soon. Despite the session at VMworld this year entitled "How to survive in a COS-less world", VMware doesn't seem to be...

August 12, 2009  2:41 PM

Scheduling VMworld sessions

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, VMworld

VMware's VMworld session schedule builder went live last week so you can now start picking your sessions and planning your schedule for VMworld. This can be quite a challenge as the schedule builder will not allow schedule...

August 4, 2009  2:55 PM

Sample letter for justifying VMworld to your manager

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, justify, VMware, VMworld

VMworld is less than a month away, and if you're serious about VMware virtualization you can't afford to miss it. You might be having trouble convincing your boss to approve your attendance at the show, so here is a sample letter that you can use to justify the expense of attending the...


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