I just received the following information from Danish VMUG leader Liselotte Foverskov @LFoverskov
She asked me to post the following information on my blog. I have to say it looks pretty awesome. Can’t wait till December 3rd.
December 3rd Danish VMUG is hosting a Nordic VMUG conference in Bella Center.
This event is made out of passion for the coolest technology on the planet. Our goal is to gather some of best people from the virtualization community in Copenhagen, for the most specialized and technical agenda ever. The Danish VMUG Leaders are so very proud of name dropping our speaker line up so far:
Keynote : Joe Baguley, VMware CTO EMEA
– Duncan Epping – Principal Architect at VMware R&D , No. 1 blog yellow-bricks.com
– Chad Sakac – Sr. Vice President for global presales technical resources at EMC,
– Cormac Hogan – Sr. Technical Marketing Architect for Storage at VMware
– Frank Denneman – Technology Evangelist at PernixData
– Mike Laverick – Sr. Cloud Infrastructure Evangelist at VMware
– Mattias Sundling – Evangelist at Dell
– David M Davis – VMware Evangelist – Video Author & Virtualization Marketer
– Paudie O’riordan – Sr Staff Technical Support Engineer for Storage at VMware
We’re still hoping for a confirmation from a few more speakers. They are big names in the industry and normally you would have to go to VMworld or other big IT conferences to see them.
There will be 25 sessions. An exhibition hall and focused networking. We are extremely excited about the event.
This event for is Denmark, Sweden and Norway VMUG. But we really want the whole world of VMUG to join us.
You can register for the event here: http://www.vmug.com/p/cm/ld/fid=1760
If you would like to hear more about sponsoring this event : Contact us email@example.com
It was a great VMworld in San Francisco this year. With approximately 23,000 attendees it was the biggest yet. I remember six years ago in 2007 when I attended my first VMworld in San Francisco. At that time I was just a rookie VMware System Administrator and now I was back as a speaker for the first time. This was my 8th VMworld and I am doing my 9th in Barcelona in October.
1. 2007 San Francisco
2. 2008 Cannes
3. 2008 Las Vegas
4. 2009 San Francsico
5. 2010 Copenhagen
6. 2011 Copenhagen
7. 2012 Barcelona
8. 2013 San Francisco
9. 2013 Barcelona
What was my key giveaway from the conference was the Software Defined DataCenter and what we need to get there. My recommendation for anyone attending VMworld in Barcelona is to take a serious look at NSX and vCAC. These features combined will lift VMware and vSphere to the next level.
I want to say thanks to all the Danes from the Danish VMware Usergroup who went to San Francisco. Thanks for the support during my session and thanks for just being awesome throughout the week.
I am still feeling jetlagged, but in a few days I will start looking forward to Barcelona and do another session. Hopefully some of my readers will show up.
Just realised that I had not blogged about the new release of Veeam7 Backup & Replication. The best backup software for your VMware virtual machines just got even better. They are constantly moving away from the competition. Some of the key new features include
If you are not already running Veeam I encourage you to check it out here
Check out this video by Doug Hazelman that gives and overview of Veeam7
I have some great news I want to share with you. This year I submitted two session proposals for VMworld. This is the first time I have submitted a session for the event. Luckily one of my session made it and VMware wants me to present it in San Francisco and Barcelona. I will be talking about vCenter Operations Management. I delivered this presentation at the Danish VMUG back in March. I will work on my session and improve it for VMworld.
vCenter Operations Management – Troubleshooting Best Practices
In this session vExpert and VMware Certified Instructor Frank Brix Pedersen walks you through troubleshooting best practises with vCenter Operations Management. You will learn that vCenter Operations Manager is a lot more than badges and what initially meets the eye. You will be introduced to Heat Maps, Custom Dashboard and the Metric Charts and how they provide value with real world examples. If you are used to do performance troubleshooting in esxtop and vCenter performance graphs and curious how vCenter Operations fits in? Then this session is for you.
I just received an e-mail from VMware about the public technology preview of the next version of VMware Workstation. Everybody can participate so I wanted to share it with you. Find the e-mail below.
The VMware® Workstation™ Team is excited to invite you to participate in the VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2013. With the upcoming Windows 8.1 release, and the recent releases of Ubuntu 13.04, and Fedora 18 we thought it was the perfect time to release a technology preview. We would like to get your feedback on new capabilities that may appear in future releases of VMware Workstation.
In this preview, we would appreciate your help in evaluating the following areas:
• Creating and running Virtual Machines using the latest operating systems
• Running Restricted virtual machines with an expiration date
• Converting physical machines running Windows 8 into virtual machines
• Performance of Virtual Machines running up to 16 vCPUs
• General stability, application compatibility and usability
This is a public technology preview. You may share this email with your peers so they can download and try the technology preview.
Get Started Now
1. Download the VMware Workstation Technology Preview here: http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/beta/workstation_2013
2. When prompted, enter this expiring license key to enable the software: M109C-N0J5L-08J8A-02ARP-CE64F (expires 10/15/2013)
Your participation in the technology preview is an important part of the product development process. Your feedback helps the VMware Workstation Team:
– Improve the implementation of new features
– Guarantee a reliable installation experience
– Increase product performance and stability
– Test a broader number of operating systems and devices
– Refine general usability
To provide your feedback to VMware, please visit the technology preview community site:
Please contribute to an existing discussion or start a new one. Our Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Support Teams, Technical Writers and Product Managers are all actively involved in the forums to ensure that your suggestions and comments get our attention.
Thank you very much for participating in the VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2013 program.
We look forward to your feedback!
The VMware Workstation Team
I have been awarded vExpert 2013. This is the fourth year in a row for me. It is a great honor for me but it also sets the bar high for things to do for the community in the following year. Hopefully in the next year I will have at least one VMUG presentation and if lucky one of my VMworld sessions will get approved.
If you want to see who else made it you can see the list here 575 people made it this year.
This is the Danish #vExpert group of this year. (sorry if I missed ayone)
Mikael Korsgaard Jensen @jekomi – VMUG DK leader
Liselotte Foverskov @LFoverskov – VMUG DK leader
Rasmus Haslund @haslund – Blogger
Kenneth Hansen – VMUG DK leader
Nicolai Sandager – @nsa42 VMUG DK leader
Gert Kjerslev @gertkjerslev – Blogger
If you are a regular reader and like the content I create I would like you to consider voting for my sessions for VMworld 2013.
VMworld US 2013 is in San Francisco from August 26th to 29th and VMworld Europe is from October 15th to 17th. This year I have submitted two sessions to VMworld. VMworld Call for papers ended April 12.
The title of the first session is: “vCenter Operations Manager – Troubleshooting Best Practises” #4555. I did a session at the danish VMUG March 7th and it was very well received by the audience. This gave me the confidence that it was ready for a bigger audience and I have submitted it for VMworld US and VMworld Europe.
The second session is: “From vSphere to Hybrid Cloud – Best Practises” #4799. This is a session I have submitted with Michael Munk Larsen from Zitcom. In this session we are going to be talking about the move from vSphere to the hybrid cloud, and discuss the challenges and how to build the hybrid cloud.
Hopefully one or both of the sessions will be accepted. I know it is extremely hard to get sessions approved, but I keep my fingers crossed. In a few weeks I expect the public voting to start, and during the public voting I need your help to get attention to the sessions.
I was just working in my lab and wanted to play around with a vSphere 5.x feature. The feature I wanted to use required that the disk is SSD and the disk is Local. My lab environment is entirely virtual and I have no SSD. Here is what I did to accomplish it.
The first thing you need to do is list your devices. Everything is done from the local ESXi shell:
esxcli storage nmp device list
This gave me the following output. The information you need to look for is the “device id” and the “satp”
The next thing we can do is to mark the device as “Local” and “SSD”. I used the following command:
esxcli storage nmp satp rule add –satp VMW_SATP_LOCAL –device mpx.vmhba2:C0:T0:L0 –option “enable_local enable_ssd”
Then we have to claim the new rule:
esxcli storage core claiming reclaim -d mpx.vmhba2:C0:T0:L0
And at the end we can run the following command to verify our changes:
esxcli storage core device list –device=mpx.vmhba2:C0:T0:L0
After doing this ESXi detected the disk as a Local SSD and I could start working in my lab.