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BC1693: Architecting DR Solutions with VMware SRM

Late again! Man, I need to get on the ball! Fortunately, I only missed the first part of the agenda. Once again, no Wi-Fi access in the session breakout, so I’ll publish this at the first available opportunity.

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Don't Believe Me?

In response to the questions about whether the complaints regarding The Venetian’s Internet connection are valid:

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Fusion 2.0 Released

The next major version of VMware Fusion, version 2.0, has been released and is now available for download. The best part? It’s a free upgrade for registered owners of Fusion 1.x. I have to applaud VMware’s approach on this; rewarding early adopters with a free upgrade is something a lot of vendors should consider.

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TA2668: VMware ESX Architectural Directions

Once again, there’s no wireless signal in the breakout session, so I’ll have to publish this in a delayed fashion. Ugh! Someone needs to work on this wireless network.

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BC2621: Fault-Tolerant VMs in VI: Operations and Best Practices

Well, it looks like wireless coverage pretty much stinks, so this will have to be published post-session as well.

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Today's Vendor Meetings

So I met with a number of vendors this afternoon to discuss their product offerings and such, and thought I’d provide a quick summary of the discussions here in case anyone might find them useful.

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VMworld 2008 Day 1 Keynote

I arrived late and couldn’t find the bloggers’ table, so I had to find a table. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get an Internet connection, so publishing this keynote will have to wait until after the keynote is over. Sorry guys!

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Follow Up on the VDC-OS Announcement

Now that I’ve gotten through the first part of discussing VMware’s VDC-OS announcement—making sure that the message and vision is a bit clearer—I can focus on some of the specifics contained within the announcement. In other words, I can talk about new features. (That should make Duncan happier.)

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VMware's Virtual Datacenter OS

So, the news is out on VMware’s new announcement regarding the Virtual Datacenter OS (VDC-OS). You can find more coverage of this on a few other sites:

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A New Slogan for VMware

VMware’s using the “Virtually anything is possible” tagline or slogan this year in Las Vegas at VMworld 2008. During dinner last night after the VMware Partner Technical Advisory Board (PTAB) meeting, we came up with a new slogan or tagline for VMware:

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