VMworld 2015 US General sessions

VMworld 2015
During VMworld US 2015 there were three general sessions. The first and second general session were presented by VMware employees and contained the announcements made by VMware during this VMworld.

The third general session, as always, contained three TED talks. This year all of the talks were about the brains.

This blog post gives you embedded links to the first and second general session. Because the video recording of the third general session was not put online, I embedded previous recordings of the speakers, containing the same content as was presented during the VMworld general session. Read more of this post

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PowerCLI 5.8 R1 What’s New?

PowerCLI logoDuring VMworld 2014 VMware announced the vCloud Suite 5.8. One of the components of the vCloud Suite is PowerCLI. The new PowerCLI version is 5.8 R1. The PowerCLI 5.8 R1 features announced during VMworld are:

  • Enhanced startup speed
  • Storage Policy cmdlets
  • Query an OVF/OVA for deployment properties
  • OVF/OVA deployment and configuration
  • Added a filter by tag to more cmdlets
  • Enhanced error reporting
  • Added support for RelatedObject to Get-HardDisk
  • Added filtering support to multiple areas
  • Support for latest version of vCloud APIs
  • New-CIVM cmdlet
  • Support for upcoming version of SRM

These are all great improvements for an already great product. I can’t wait until the vCloud Suite is released to use all of these new features.

Don’t forget that PowerCLI is a free tool and you can use it with all of the vCloud Suite licenses.

You can download PowerCLI from www.vmware.com/go/powercli.

For more information about VMworld go to www.vmworld.com.

VMworld 2014 Sunday report

After arriving in San Francisco on Saturday, the first thing that happened on sunday was the 6.1 earthquake, that did shake my bed. Not being used to earthquakes, I didn’t realize it was an earthquake, until a few hours later I read the news.

After a good breakfast with the VMware VMTN Communities moderators, I went to the Hands-On-Labs to do some labs. I did the HOL-SDC-1429 Virtual Volumes Tech Preview. It is a good lab and it showed me that from an administrator point of view Virtual Volumes are not very different from datastores. You can use Storage vMotion to migrate a virtual machine from a datastore to a Virtual Volume and back, just like Storage vMotion between datastores.

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VMworld 2011 Las Vegas in pictures

VMworld 2011 LogoLast week I attended VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas, together with my colleague at Wageningen UR, Monique Vanmeulebrouk (Twitter: @moniquevmb, blog: thisvirtualrealm.com). This was my first VMworld and my first time in Las Vegas. And I was really impressed both by the event and the city. In this post I will show you some of the pictures I made last week. Read more of this post

Interviewed by Dutch VMUG TV

VMworld 2011 LogoAt the end of VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas, Monique Vanmeulebrouk and I were interviewed by Peter van den Bosch for Dutch VMUG TV. The interview was about our experiences at VMworld. Read more of this post