VMworld – Day 4

VMworld has drawn to a close; battle wary attendees slumped in the corridors, faces bathed in the soft light of a million pixels,  or stumbling around looking for that one last elusive caffeine high.


I arrived early to take a few minutes to get myself organised, and look at the notes from the previous three days. I had a few questions that I wanted to put to some of the VMware experts.

Session:  How to Manage the Health, Performance and Capacity of Your Data Center, using vSphere with Operations Management

Speaker: Himanshu Singh and Hicham (he-sham) Mourad

Unfortunately, this was rehash of their session from the day before (vRealize Operations Insight: Manage vSphere and Your Entire Data Center).

Session:  Horizon View Troubleshooting – Looking Under the Hood

Speaker: Matt Coppinger, Alex Birch

A good talk from guys in the field. Both of them are Brits so it felt like home. The two had an interesting dynamic, one would start and the other would elaborate. I’m working with View at the moment so this gave me some really good ideas.

Session: A First Look at vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon Platform

Speaker: Dan Wendlandt

I decided to round off the day with a DevOps session. I understand containers and I get why they are important to development but wow did this session stand out as one of the better ones for me. The demo of this technology was really cool. Photon was also talked about. Nicely done presentation.


After that Dimos and I went back to the solutions exchange and cornered Tomas a senior systems engineer from VMware and got him to show us everything we could think of about vROI. 60 minutes later Dimos left and 30 minutes after that I let Tomas get back to the other delegates.

My flight was at about 8pm so I got to the airport really early and amused myself by playing spot the VMware bag (36 if anybody’s interested).

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