Some interesting lab stats: - Number of VMs deployed: over 50k and growing fast - Number of Labs completed: over 5,200 - Average number of VMs being deployed and un-deployed per hour: 3865
Top five labs out of the 30 lab Topics being offered: 1. View 4.5 Install and Configure 2. ESX 4.1 New Features 3. VMware Performance and Tuning 4. Basic vSphere Install & Configure 5. VMware Cloud Director
If you are at VMworld 2010 San Francisco, be sure to jump in and get you're feet wet!
·- Influence the direction of a VMware product or feature
·- Accelerate the development of new features and functionality
·- Provide input directly to the Product Management team
· And here's the fun part -- possibly win an Apple iPad or a free pass for VMworld 2011
Take any one of the following surveys to help us to understand your needs better to make the best possible product that will suit your needs. You only have to answer one of the surveys below in order to be entered into the iPad prize drawing. However, the more surveys you complete the better your odds are for winning!
Management and Automation - Provide feedback on how you manage your environment, including everything from how you deploy virtual machines to performance!
ESX/ESXi Convergence - Have you already upgraded to ESXi? Thinking about it? Share your thoughts on the process of moving to the most advanced yet!
Storage – Designed for managers of storage solutions within virtualized environments!
Networking – Do you manage the network components within your environment? If so, this survey will be of great interest to you!
Applications – Tell us about what applications you use within your virtual environment and what applications you don’t. If you have any thoughts on Java based applications, this is the survey you want!
vCenter – Use vCenter much? This survey covers a wide range of concepts focused on vCenter. Everything from upgrades and management to providing high availability of vCenter is covered here!
Distributed Systems (HA and Disaster Recovery) – If you are interested in providing the highest levels of availability for your mission critical applications this is your survey! Topics include VMware HA, VMware FT, replication and managing applications within a highly available capable environment.
While at VMworld 2010 (San Francisco), be sure to stop by the Social Media & Blogger Lounge, hosted by the VMware Social Media & Communities Team. There will be blogger tables, lounge chairs/couches, internet/power connections and a demo pod for VMware Communities and VMware Labs. Plus, the highlight of the lounge will be VMworld Live!, a live streaming show with video coverage each day of the conference (more details below).
As you can see, this can be great fun at a conference because you can see where your friends are and get tips about the cool things going on at the show. Many sponsors are offering special deals and tips for checking into their spaces. Most sponsors have setup their booths in Foursquare and you can quickly learn about them from the list below.
If you find a booth that is not on the list please enter it using the following format.
Name: [Company Name] VMworld Booth # Address: 747 Howard Street Cross street: Booth # City, State, Zip: San Francisco, California, 94103 Twitter: [Main VMworld Twitter Account]
Hopefully by keeping this format everyone will be able to find it and check-in.
Please send me the URL and I will add the "Make sure you add #VMworld to your shout when you check in!" tip from the VMworld Account to encourage the booth check in to appear in the main #VMworld hash stream. Happy checking in!
Questions, comments and anything else you can reach me at: Twitter: @lkilpatrick
Drop by VMware Labs "Flings Station" at the VMworld Social Media & Blogger Lounge and "Suggest a Fling" to get a FREE T-shirt. The lounge will be located in Moscone South lobby, near the bookstore. Look for the pod showing demos for VMware Labs and VMware Communities.
It is that easy. By the way, you may get to meet some of the authors of those cool Flings. Catch a Fling (demo) or just hang out with VMware Community folks. We hope to see you there!
TA717 Preview - Performance Best Practices for vSphere Kaushik Banerjee, Sr. Manager R&D at VMware, will present a breakout session about Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere, including new features in VMware vSphere 4.1.
TA8218 Preview - VMware Storage Vision Jay Judkowitz, Group Product Manager at VMware, will present a breakout session about the future of storage, what VMware and it's partners are looking to develop in the area.
Both Kaushik and Jay are Knowledge Experts at VMworld 2010. You can join them at an interactive group discussion with other attendees or schedule a 1-on-1 to discus your personal storage questions.
Are you unable to travel to San Francisco or Copenhagen or attend VMworld 2010? You can still experience VMworld 2010 online and gain all the knowledge and learning by purchasing a VMworld 2010 Subscription. Content from the San Francisco conference will be posted to the VMworld Sessions & Labs Theater in mid-September. Most of the content will be repeated in Copenhagen, but we will also post any new keynotes or breakout sessions from Europe by the end of October.
The VMworld 2010 Subscription provides annual online access to the following VMworld 2010 content:
- General Sessions (video and PDF) - All Super Sessions (video and PDF) - All Breakout Sessions (flash presentations for all tracks) - Labs (PDF downloads only)
Access to VMworld 2010 content will be restricted to attendees and subscription owners only. Paid attendees of VMworld 2010 (San Francisco or Copenhagen) will have full access to online content. If you are unable to attend the live show in either the U.S. or Europe, please consider this subscription as an alternative opportunity to attend VMworld 2010 sessions and labs online.
Note: The subscription is $699 for individual access and can only be purchased via credit card. The subscription covers secure access until August 2011. VMworld 2011 content will require a new subscription.
Whether you have been waiting to access sessionand labs from 2009 online or you would like to preview sessions from last year before coming to this year's conference -- VMworld 2009 Sessions & Labs are now open to to public.
Visit the VMworld Sessions & Labs Theater and click on VMworld 2009 to view the presentations from last year. PDF and MP3 file downloads are also provided as links in the right sidebar when viewing each presentation. Free online sessions and labs are offered (as available) all the way back to VMworld 2004, our first VMworld conference.
You will need to have a VMworld account and sign in to view content in the theater. Once you sign in, you can scroll down under the presentation area to see 3D community avatars for all visitors in the theater (you can customize your avatar and walk from the theater to other areas of our Virtual Pavilion). Below the avatars is a live chat window for you to share live discussions or Q&A with other community members while watching presentations. You can click on other avatars to view profiles, share member info and network. While in the theater, find other community members and add them as friends.
Now in its third year, Spousetivities is a grassroots, community-driven effort to provide activities for conference attendees’ spouses. While the attendees are at VMworld during the day, their spouses are invited to explore and enjoy San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. Don't miss this opportunity to join these fantastic bay area adventures.
Visit the Spousetivities registration pageto register for a free Spousetivities Welcome Breakfast on August 30.
Highlights of activities:
- Spousetivities Welcome Breakfast - Monterey/Carmel Tour - Wine Country Tour - Photographic Adventure of San Francisco - "Floating" Sausalito Houseboat Tour and Sausalito Shopping - Muir Woods and Sausalito Tour - Private lunches at exclusive spots
At VMworld 2010, you'll have the opportunity to connect directly with subject-matter experts. Below is a list of Breakout Sessions being offered through the Knowledge Expert Program.
Knowledge Experts will also be available for One-on-One meetings and more casual discussions as they circulate throughout the conference. Look for the "Knowledge Expert One-on-One" area at Moscone West, 2nd level.
Banit Agrawal, Member of Technical Staff, VMware, Inc.
Our friends at GestaltIT are sponsoring a contest to provide the cost of airfare, registration, and accommodations at VMworld 2010! The award will be given to the contestant that explains best how they will take their experience at VMworld 2010 and “pay it forward” in a manner that benefits the most people. For example, that could be starting a blog, or writing tutorials on what you learn at VMworld. Get creative! The panel of judges will consist of past Tech Field Day Delegates.
For more details about the contest, visit the GestaltIT blog. Hurry though, the contest ends on Tuesday, August 10. Good luck, and hope to see you at VMworld 2010!
1) Steve Herrod, CTO of VMware - A glimpse of what will happen this year at VMworld 2010 2) Kit Colbert, Principal Engineer at VMware - Understanding Virtualization Memory Management 3) Howie Xu, Director of R&D at VMware - Future Direction of Networking Virtualization
To create a personal blog on VMworld.com, sign into your account, click on "Manage Account" in the top right corner of any page, click on the "Blog Posts" tab and then click on "Create a Personal Blog" or "Write a Blog Post" from within your account profile.
Note: All blogs will be monitored and reviewed for content. Any blogs not related to virtualization or considered to be spam or offensive will be removed.