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October 12, 2010
Whether at the conference or back at home/office, we hope your enjoying VMworld 2010 in Copenhagen and coverage online.

Here is a quick look at facts and fun figures so far...
- Over 6,000 attendees
- 82 countries represented
- 113 exhibitors

so far... 14,000 bottles of soft drinks consumed
estimated... 9,000 bottles of Tubourg to be served/consumed at the Welcome Reception

VMware Hands-on Labs:
- 2,155 labs completed
- 20,397 VMs deployed

Top 10 Labs:
1. VMware View 4.5  Install and Config
2. VMware vCloud Director Install & Config
3. VMware View 4.5 Advanced
4. VMware ESX 4.1 new features
5. VMware vShield
6. VMware vSphere Perf & Tuning
7. VMware vSphere Troubleshooting
8. VMware ESXi Remote Mngmnt Utilities
9. Basic VMware vSphere Install & Config
10. VMware vSphere PowerCLI

Let the journey continue!
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VMworld 2010 Copenhagen Welcome Reception
Tuesday, 12 October (17.30-19.30 CET)
Solutions Exchange, Bella Center, Hall E

VMware Go was initially designed as an easy on-ramp to virtualization to guide users of any expertise level through the installation and configuration of VMware vSphere Hypervisor. Based on feedback from customers VMware Go has met this goal. According to customers “VMware Go is so easy to deploy its like child’s play!” and “virtualization is now as simple as making toast”.  One customer said he “Was surprised at how easy VMware has made Virtualization”. Now with VMware Go Pro we want to bring that same ease-of-use to IT infrastructure management to help SMBs increase their IT productivity and business responsiveness.

VMware Go Pro is a web-based service designed to simplify IT management for Small businesses. VMware Go Pro lets users easily virtualize servers, scan and deploy patches to secure their infrastructure, and track software inventory and licenses to maintain compliance. VMware Go Pro provides a single pane of glass to manage both virtual and physical infrastructures. VMware Go was developed in partnership with Shavlik Technologies, and now with VMware Go Pro that partnership has been extended to leverage Shavlik’s expertise in patch management. Although patch management is new to VMware Go Pro, the underlying technology is robust and mature as it was developed by the same team of experts that built the well-known Shavlik NetChk Protect which has been used by thousands of customers.

The free trial of VMware Go Pro is now available and includes the following new features:

(Click on screenshots to zoom in for details)

Patch Management to Secure your Physical and Virtual Infrastructure. Keeping patches up to date is critical to ensuring the security of your IT infrastructure and protecting it from threats, however patch management can be complex and resource-intensive for small businesses. VMware Go Pro is a simple and affordable patch management solution specifically designed for the small business.

Patch Scan:
Scan physical and virtual machines for missing security, non-security, and 3rd party patches for the Microsoft OS.  Scan by machine name, domain or IP range. View missing patches sorted by patch or machine and view past scan results if desired.

Deployment: Deploy patches to all or selected at risk machines and specify reboot options if appropriate.
Software License Management to Track Software Inventory and Licenses to Maintain Compliance. As the number of applications and devices in the typical small business rises, tracking and managing software licensing and usage can become challenging. VMware Go Pro helps customers maintain control of their software inventory
- Scan physical and virtual machines for software titles, so you know exactly what exists in your IT environment.
- View software titleslisher, and view past scan results if desired.
- Scan by machine name, domain or IP rang
sorted by pube and remove irrelevant machines from the scan results.

Create software license descriptions: These consist of the license name, description, number of licenses, license key, purchase date and expiration date.
Maintain Software Compliance:   Once you’ve created a software license description you can assign it to  the appropriate software title.  Software titles are discovered during  the software inventory scan. The license management report matches the  quantity of licenses entered in the license description with the number  of instances of the software title found during the software scan. If  the instances of the software title is greater than the number of  licenses (i.e. if Crystal Reports was found on 7 machines during the  scan, but you only have 5 licenses for it) then this software title is  marked as non-compliant. Software that hasn’t been assigned a license is  also considered non-compliant. If there are software titles that you  don’t need to assign a license to (like free software), you can simply  hide those specific titles. The license management report can also be  filtered to quickly show only the non-compliant software titles.

Next Steps:
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Join the VMworld Social Media Team as we stream live video from the Social Media & Blogger Lounge at the Bella Center, Copenhagen.  Follow the live video stream on at the VMworld 2010 Video page.

The following is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12:

15:00:  Welcome to VMworld 2010 Europe

15:30: Managing Clouds
Ramin Sayar, VP Product Management & Marketing, VMware
Rob Smoot, Director Product Marketing, VMware

15:45: vCloud Director
Eddie Dinel,  Sr Product Manager, VMware

16:00: vCloud Consulting Services
Matthew Stepanski, VP Cloud Services, VMware
Dino Cicciarelli, Sr Director, Cloud Practice, VMware
Stephen Beck, Director, Cloud Practice, VMware

16:15: Mark Beaumont and David Howorth, Verizon Business

16:30 Secure Multi-Tenancy
Jay Kidd, SVP, NetApp
Ed Bugnion, VP/CTO, Cisco
Vittorio Viarengo, VP, VMware

16:45: Mark Leonard, CIO, Colt

17:00: Joost Matten, CEO, Terremark EMEA

17:15: Eric Kuzmack, Enterprise Strategist, Dell

17:30 VMware User Groups

17:45: Steve Herrod, CTO & SVP, VMware


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