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No Liveblog for TA2441

I originally had TA2441, VI3 Networking Concepts and Best Practices, on my schedule, but upon a close review of the agenda it looks like this is all stuff I’ve seen before. In fact, it looks like stuff I’ve written about quite extensively, so I’m skipping out on this session. Sorry to disappoint anyone!

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TA2644: Networking I/O Virtualization

This is the liveblog for TA2644, Networking I/O Virtualization, presented by Pankaj Thakkar, Howie Xu, and Sean Varley.

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VMware Keynote - Automating DR with VMware SRM

There is no general session this morning at VMworld 2008; instead, a “keynote” will be delivered about automating disaster recovery (DR) using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). This is similar to the way in which other vendors have delivered various “keynotes” throughout the conference instead of all the announcements being crammed into the morning general sessions.

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More VMworld 2008 Day 2 Coverage

As I fully expected, another day at VMworld 2008 has passed and I seriously, seriously was not able to keep up with everything. I even blew off a session this afternoon that I really wanted to attend as well. Somebody, please—can you give me good session notes on TA2275, VMware Infrastructure Virtual Networking Future Directions? I’d be very grateful!

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OVF Format Released, VMAN Initiative Launched

Yesterday, September 16, 2008, the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) announced the release of the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) standard, along with a new management initiative called the Virtualization Management Initiative (VMAN). The full details are found here in the official press release.

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TA2659: Managing ESX in a COS-less World

This is TA2659, Managing ESX in a COS-less World. The focus here is on tools that allow you to manage ESX without using the Service Console.

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VD2422: Offline VDI

This is VD2422, and the presenter is Chris Leroy from VMware.

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Very Brief Thoughts on the Keynote

Now that the keynote has wrapped up, I just wanted to post a few very brief thoughts, perhaps questions, about the keynote and the technologies and initiatives discussed.

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VMworld 2008 Day 2 Keynote

Today promises to be an easier keynote, since I actually managed to find the bloggers’ tables (they actually exist) and get good wireless connectivity. In addition, today’s keynote should be more technical and feature-focused than Paul’s keynote yesterday. Refresh this page often, as I’ll be updating this post throughout the keynote.

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Other VMworld 2008 Resources

Clearly, I am having a much harder time covering VMworld 2008 than I had covering Tech-Ed or VMworld 2007. There’s just so much going on! In an effort to try to broaden the coverage, here are some links from other bloggers and resources:

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