VMworld 2014 Recap

by latoga on September 5, 2014

in Tech Industry, Virtualization, VMware, VMworld

I’m a bit delayed in posting my VMworld recap of VMware announcements…a week in the tech industry seems like a lifetime but real life items like kid’s birthdays, overseeing a landscaping project, and maintaining a thumb rehab schedule (I was the one walking around VMworld in the orange cast, and I’m finally back to two handed productivity on the keyboard!) sometimes get priority.

001_7924_VMWorld_DW211(Image via vmworld)

In retrospect, the imagery around VMworld 2014 struck a little to close to home considering the 6.0 earthquake that struck the Bay Area on the Sunday before…  Anyhoo, here is my list of the most important stuff from VMworld last week:

And while technically this happened pre-VMworld, it’s important to note that vCloud Hybrid Services was rebounded to vCloud Air and .


vCenter Operations Blog Series

by latoga on August 7, 2014

in Virtualization, VMware


I recently came across the blog series that David Davis, of VirtualizationSoftware.com, guest wrote for VMware on VCOPS which I though was a great resource for those ramping up or looking to dive deeper into VCOPS.  I couldn’t find a list of all the articles in  the series, so I created one (14 posts at time of writing):

  1. Why Do You Need More Tools?
  2. How to Select a Virtualization Management Tool
  3. Evaluating VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite
  4. Understanding VMware Center Operations Management Suite Editions
  5. vCenter Operations Manager Architecture
  6. Installing vCenter Operations Manager
  7. Adding Your License in vCenter Operations Manager
  8. Understanding vCenter Operations Badges
  9. Right-Sizing Virtual Machines with vC Ops
  10. Configuring Policies and Groups
  11. Understanding and Configuring Alerts
  12. Introduction to Capacity Planning From the World View
  13. Capacity Analysis of Your vSphere Hosts
  14. Capacity Analysis of Virtual Machines



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A frequent request from my clients is what education resources do you have to help get me up to speed with recent changes? This is always a loaded question as everyone’s current speed varies as does the type of education resources that work best for them.  However, I put together this list for a client’s […]

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Temper Your New Release Excitement & Protect Yourself

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With all the new releases that have spun out of VMware in the past few months it’s great to see all the excitement from my clients wanting to upgrade (and with good reason).  There is an exciting set of new features and capabilities to add value to your environment in these releases. However, make sure […]

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License Key Management for new VMWare ELA Customers

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I had a recent discussion with a client regarding management of VMware Licenses after an ELA.  This is a area that I’ve been actively working on since the launch of My VMware and thought others would benefit from my high level summary; the following applies to both an Unlimited or Capped ELA. This advice assumes a bit […]

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VMworld 2012 Recap

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I’m still getting a few requests for a recap of VMworld.  Below is a modified version of a private email newsletter I create for my clients and posting here for all the recap requestors… ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Last week more than 21,000 people attended VMworld 2012 in San Francisco. Nearly half […]

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