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Apr 2 2009   5:46PM GMT

VMworld sessions soon available for free

Eric Siebert Eric Siebert Profile: Eric Siebert

VMware plans to start releasing VMworld 2008 and VMworld Europe 2009 sessions to the general public soon — for free. Currently only attendees, vExperts and anyone who purchased a paid subscription can access them. For now VMware plans to only release approximately 10 sessions for free, they may later decide to release more every month until VMworld 2009, at which point all sessions may be made available for free. If you can’t wait until then you can always buy a subscription to them for $699 that gets you access to all the sessions and some cool swag.

VMware asked me for input as to which sessions should be in the first batch. Trying to pick only 10 or so sessions was almost impossible. I ended up selecting a lot more than ten, because all of the ones I chose are great and should be released right away. In my opinion this is some of the best training you can get; there is so much great information in these sessions and there is much you can learn from the wisdom and experiences of others.

Most of the sessions come in three formats, a .pdf file of the presentation, an .mp3 file of the audio and an .flv flash video file. I prefer to download all the files locally to my computer so I can view them anytime and without an active Internet connection. The .pdf and .mp3 files are easy to download, just right-click the links and save them. To download the .flv files there are a few methods you can use, such as using a program that can download flash videos on a page such as Orbit, or if you know the URL for the videos (its not hard to figure out) you can disable your browser Flash plug-in, put the URL in and save the file to your PC. Once you have downloaded them you can play them locally using a Flash player like Swiff Player.

So here are my picks for some of the best sessions.  Keep checking the VMworld website for the official announcement of the release.

VMworld 2008 sessions:

AD2764 Managing VMware with PowerShell
BC2215 Top Tips for VMware Consolidated Backup
BC3141 Understanding Options for Virtualized Disaster Recovery
EA2244 Virtualizing SQL Server Using VMware Infrastructure
EA2263 Deploying Exchange 2007 on VMware Infrastructure 3
EA2347 Citrix Presentation Server Virtualization in VI3 – Best Practices
EA2538 Using IBM WebSphere Family Products with VMware
EA2672 VMware is the Best Platform for Java Workloads
PO1323 Best Practices for Virtualizing Active Directory
PO1520 Managing VMware ESXi in the Datacenter
PO2061 VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 Database Best Practices
PO1944 Architecting and Managing your Storage Effectively with Virtual Infrastructure
PO2218 Everyday Usage of the RCLI
PO2841 Virtualization – The Big Picture
TA1401 Understanding Host and Guest Memory Usage and Other Memory Management Concepts
TA1405 VMotion Technical Deep Dive
TA1440 ESXtop for Advanced Users
TA2213 VMware Infrastructure 3 Storage: iSCSI Implementation and Best Practices
TA2375 Intepreting Performance Statistics in VI3
TA2550 ESX Server Best Practices for Performance
TA2554 VI Networking: Advanced Configurations and Troubleshooting
TA2668 VMware ESX Architectural Directions
TA2920 Overview of VMware Product Directions
TA3807 VirtualCenter Directions
VD3261 VDI versus Terminal Services
VI2389 Licensing for a Virtual World
VI2940 VMware ESXi: The Easiest Way to Get Started
VI2715 Making the Case: Selling Virtualization When ROI isn’t Enough
LAB05 VMware Infrastructure – Security Hardening and Best Practices (VMware VirtualCenter/ESX/ESXi)
LAB09 Scripting VMware Infrastructure: Automating, Integrating, and Extending VI

VMworld Europe 2009 sessions:

AP07 Virtualized Oracle Database Server Performance and Best Practices
DC07 What’s New in vCenter Server
DC14 Overview of 2009 VMware datacenter products
DC15 Hypervisor Competitive Differences: Beyond the Data Sheet
DC26 vStorage – Storage integration for the VDC-OS
TA12 Introducing VMware Converter 4.0: What’s New and Different
TA15 Protecting your vCenter Server with Server Heartbeat
TA17 End-to-End Disaster Recovery Approach with Automated SRM Failback
TA20 Cisco Nexus 1000V Technical Preview
LAB02 Securing the Virtual DataCenter with VMware vShield Zones
LAB12 vNetwork Distributed Switch Tech Preview : Cisco Nexus 1000v

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  • Tlyczko
    AD2764 Managing VMware with PowerShellBC3141 Understanding Options for Virtualized Disaster RecoveryLAB05 VMware Infrastructure - Security Hardening and Best Practices (VMware VirtualCenter/ESX/ESXi) LAB09 Scripting VMware Infrastructure: Automating, Integrating, and Extending VLAB09 Scripting VMware Infrastructure: Automating, Integrating, and Extending VI POWERSHELL PLEASE POWERSHELL PLEASE POWERSHELL PLEASE Nuf sed??????? :) :) :)
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