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Posted by Jonathan Summers Aug 30, 2011
Much better this year. Better organized and layout. Class sizes much much better. Have not missed a session yet. Good job vmware.
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Odd that this post was recovered from a post I tried back in 2008 Sept from Vegas VMworld)

 

 

 

 

 

I thought that a little planning ahead and preparation by looking for alternate forms of transportation would have helped but now I feel it is a mistake.

 

 

 

 

Granted I may save a little bit of money but it is wasted in time.  The monorail is routed in the worst possible locations and only serves the casino.  Trying to find the monorail in any Hotel is nothing less than pure luck or magic.  Signs maybe clearly marked for the monorail but it leads you into a winding maze throughout the entire casino and hotel and then shops before leading you to a sign-less dead end that may or may not lead you to the monorail.It's clear that the monorail was a good idea but once the hotels got a hold of it they simply ruined it and made it so inconvenient to use that you are better off walking or taking taxis.  It is also common place to find many of the escalators broken(normally not an issue but we are talking multiple stories to board at some stops here) Just take a look at any of the boarding stations and you notice how oddly protected the access is to and from the monorail loading platforms. 

 

 

 

 

The most telling sign that it truly is a complete failure is that not a single local person or employee takes it.   Its almost comical how bad the layout is and the obvious fact that anyone and everyone riding it does not know where to exit once the get off the train.  Its always like a bunch of sheep following each other around hunting for the escape route which albeit well marked it not always intuitive.

 

 

 

 

I would not suggest the monorail to anyone who has trouble walking no less than 5 miles a day.  It is not convenient at all and does 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I thought that a little planning ahead and preparation by looking for alternate forms of transportation would have helped but now I feel it is a mistake.

 

 

Granted I may save a little bit of money but it is wasted in time.  The monorail is routed in the worst possible locations and only serves the casino.  Trying to find the monorail in any Hotel is nothing less than pure luck or magic.  Signs maybe clearly marked for the monorail but it leads you into a winding maze throughout the entire casino and hotel and then shops before leading you to a sign-less dead end that may or may not lead you to the monorail.It's clear that the monorail was a good idea but once the hotels got a hold of it they simply ruined it and made it so inconvenient to use that you are better off walking or taking taxis.  It is also common place to find many of the escalators broken(normally not an issue but we are talking multiple stories to board at some stops here) Just take a look at any of the boarding stations and you notice how oddly protected the access is to and from the monorail loading platforms. 

 

 

The most telling sign that it truly is a complete failure is that not a single local person or employee takes it.   Its almost comical how bad the layout is and the obvious fact that anyone and everyone riding it does not know where to exit once the get off the train.  Its always like a bunch of sheep following each other around hunting for the escape route which albeit well marked it not always intuitive.

 

 

I would not suggest the monorail to anyone who has trouble walking no less than 5 miles a day.  It is not convenient at all and does 

 

 

   

 

 

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Last year we got this great USB key with ESXi loaded on it.  It was one of the best handouts.  It also came in handy back in the office as it was easy to simply drop off that USB key and allow any department to evaluate and use ESX on their servers. It was handy doing demos and seeing the different hardware virtualize.

 

 

 

 

 

This year I have not seen anything like it.  I hope someone takes notice and does this next show.  Getting the software into hands of people back in the datacenter or office after the show has proved invaluable.  

 

 

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Very good day

Posted by Jonathan Summers Sep 16, 2008

It was good to hear from Paul this morning.  The day went on well and the conference did feel organized.  I appreciated not having to wait in very long lines to make it into the sessions.

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ESX versus XEN

Posted by Jonathan Summers Sep 15, 2008

 

I am looking for some factual based evidence and details as to what the differences are between Xen and ESX.  Folks want numbers and features that help drive home the cause for VMware.

 

 

 

 

 

is there whitepapers or anything updated here that will help management understand how Vmware is a mature solution that beats ESX?

 

 

 

 

 

I am wondering how many people face Cloud from Amazon or the Xen competition.  Even better yet is how they overcome and sell anyway?

 

 

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it seems to only grow and grow.  I thought it would have thinned out but no such luck it is now more than 2 times the roped areas.  It does seem to be moving but what is worse that stanging in line?  One reason I do not do theme parks or pay extra at the ski resort is cause lines suck!   They really need to be better about those dang lines.

 

 

Maybe they could try interupts or something.

 

 

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This year the HP Thin Clients are working rather well. If they are going to be a pervasive solution they must not lag or create issues of performance. Peoples acceptance depends heavily on performance and just the fact its a terminal they will be even less forgiving than running a full machine locally.

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USB Keyfob

Posted by Jonathan Summers Sep 5, 2008

I sure hope that they do the keyfob give away again this year.  It was really cool to get ESXi on a keyfob.

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Facebook

Posted by Jonathan Summers Sep 4, 2008

Does facebook use any kinds of virtualization?

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Jonathan Summers

Jonathan Summers

Member since: Sep 10, 2007

Discussing the difficulty in getting buyoff into virtualization. Helping others catch the vision. I am also interested in total automated lights out test of builds.

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