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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Studying for VCP5 exam

At vForum Sydney 2011 I presented three Certification Quick Start sessions on preparing for the VCP510 exam.  A number of session attendees asked whether the slides would be available for download, I haven’t been able to get an answer to that question, so I’ve posted a summary to my blog at www.demitasse.co.nz

My first blog on building your own study lab is up, use a windows PC as a non-dedicated lab.

 

EPISODE 44 – APAC Virtualization Roundtable – Management

The usual crew will be along to talk about vForum Sydney and VMworld Europe. Hopefully we’ll have a special guest who can talk about the management products that were announced last week.

Start Time: 26 October 2011 9:00pm Sydney
Duration (minutes): 45

Call ID: 75046

or click the link below

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Other Time zones:
EDT (USA) – 6AM
PDT (USA) – 3AM
Perth (Australia) – 6PM
Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – 6PM
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – 6PM
Tokyo (Japan) – 7PM
Auckland (New Zealand) – 11PM
London (UK) – 11AM

vForum Sydney End User Computing Experts Panel

vForum 2011 Sydney is over, the dust is settling.  This year, like last year, one of the last sessions at the show was the End User Computing Experts Exchange, a panel discussion around issues in EUC.  David Wakemen again recorded the session so those who couldn’t make it to the session (or vForum) could get access to the information.

The recording is on Talkshoe at the usual location of http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/75046

VMDownUnderground party a success

The inaugural VMDownUnderground party was a great success last night, thanks to Veeam, Netapp, Coraid and the community around VMware.  A great crowd of people took the opportunity to meet up and talk virtualisation and anything else that came to mind. 

I was too busy talking to people to take many photos, but as you can see talking with other virtualisation people was the order of the day.

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VMDownUnderground was  lot of fun this year, next year I’ll start organising more than six weeks before the event for an even better party.

Welcome Coraid to the sponsors of the VMDownUnderground party

I am very pleased to announce that Coraid have joined our illustrious sponsor list.  Friends of the podcast will recall that I have spoken to ChipBrodhum from Coraid a couple of times and find their etherdrive storage technology very interesting.

Coraid are making sure that the vStandby crowd are at least able to get a drink, these tickets are rapidly going, there may be a party outside the party!

Head over to the event page to register http://vmdownunderground.eventbrite.com/

vForum Community party selling out

As I write this there are only five places left for the VMDownUnderground party on Tuesday night next week. 

To make sure nobody misses out I’ve put up additional tickets for vStandby, I hope to be able to get these people up to the main party if any of the vAttendees can’t make it.  I’m now working on getting a sponsored bar tab in the main bar of the Pumphouse for the vStandy people so they can relax and chat. 

Register for the last few vAttendee or the new vStandby tickets at http://vmdownunderground.eventbrite.com/

EPISODE43 – APAC Virtualization Podcast – vForum and beyond

Join us for a look at what to expect from vForum 2011 Sydney as well as forward to the Australian VMUG User Summits in December.  The usual crew will be joined by VMUG leaders along with the sponsors of the VMdownunderground community party, Alex Hooper from Veeam and John Martin from NetApp.  There are still a few places available, head over and register if you haven’t already.

Start Time: 12 October 2011 9:00pm Sydney
Duration (minutes): 45

Call ID: 75046

or click the link below

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Other Time zones:
EDT (USA) – 6AM
PDT (USA) – 3AM
Perth (Australia) – 6PM
Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – 6PM
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – 6PM
Tokyo (Japan) – 7PM
Auckland (New Zealand) – 11PM
London (UK) – 11AM

VMDownUnderground is Go, NetApp joins the sponsors

I’m delighted to announce that NetApp has agreed to sponsor the party before vForum Sydney, joining Veeam in supporting the virtualisation community.

NetApp are well known as a vendor of multi-protocol storage solutions and long time champion of NFS as storage for VMs.

I also associate NetApp with a different philosophy for backups where tape has a minor role and block level and deduplicated storage array snapshots are replicated for off site recovery.  That philosophy plays very well into VMware’s Site Recovery Manager product.

Please join me in welcoming NetApp to the party and take a moment to follow @NetApp or like their FaceBook page.

If you haven’t yet registered do so now, there are only 120 tickets (unless sponsorship doubles again) and they’re going to sell out.

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