VMworld 2008 is over, but you can still get useful advice and information from it. Here’s my list of must-click VMworld 2008 links. This list offers helpful info for VMware users, whether you attended VMworld or not. It contains webcasts of the two VMware keynotes, live blogging perspectives, new product announcements, feature demonstration videos and much more.
So, enjoy VMworld from other perspectives as you go through the links on this list and enjoy some of the great information that came out of VMware’s annual conference. For hundreds of additional links to the conference including audio, video and photos check out my special VMworld 2008 page on my VMware-land website.
1 – Day 1 (Tuesday) Paul Maritz Keynote -
Several links from the Day 1 keynote including the official webcast and live blogging with commentary. This keynote introduced some of the new concepts and products that VMware has planned for the future.
2 – Day 2 (Wednesday) Stephen Herrod Keynote –
Several links from the day two keynote including the official webcast and live blogging with commentary. This keynote was much more technical then the previous days keynote and contained many details on upcoming features in VMware products.
3 – Virtual Data Center OS
Several links on the new VDC-OS concept that VMware introduced at VMworld including the official VMware page that describes the many new components included in it.
4 – Cisco Nexus 1000V vSwitch -
The long awaited Cisco vSwitch was announced at VMworld, these links describe its features and technical specifications.
5 – Virtualization.info wrap-up
Great conference wrap-up coverage from Alessandro at Virtualization.info providing information and commentary on the events, products and announcements at the show.
6 – TechTarget coverage
TechTarget provided many good blog posts, news reports, videos and more at VMworld, this link is to the page that contains all the links to their coverage.
7 – Best of VMworld 2008 awards announced -
The Best of VMworld awards showcased many great products at VMworld, this link details all the winners and finalists in a multitude of categories.
8 – Brian Madden’s roundup of the desktop/application vendors at VMworld 2008 -
Brian Madden’s great coverage of some of the many vendors that displayed their products in the Solutions Exchange at VMworld.
9 – New feature demonstration videos -
Demonstration videos for some of the exciting new features that are planned for the next major release of ESX.
- VMware DVS (Distributed vSwitch) demo video: http://download3.vmware.com/vdcos/demos/DVS_Demo_800x600.html
- VMware FT (Fault Tolerance) demo video: http://download3.vmware.com/vdcos/demos/FT_Demo_800x600.html
- VMware VirtualCenter Host Profiles demo video: http://download3.vmware.com/vdcos/demos/Hostprofiles_Linked_VC_800x600.html
- VMware Storage vMotion demo video: http://download3.vmware.com/vdcos/demos/Storage_VMotion_800x600.html
10 - VMworld 2008 – EMC Wrap-up
• Chad Sakac’s wrap-up summary of VMworld including summaries and links to the many session presentations provided by EMC.