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Enhanced VMotion Announcement

I was supposed to be in this session! I’m so mad…I had another obligation, someone to whom I’d committed to do something, so I couldn’t make the 5:00PM session yesterday during which VMware announced “Enhanced VMotion,” which is designed to alleviate some of the CPU compatibility concerns that have become a bit more visible in the last few months.

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A Collection of VMworld 2007 Links

Here are some VMworld links that I’ve been collecting over the last day or so. As I have time, I’ll try to expand upon them and add my own thoughts and views, but wanted to mention them here briefly, at least:

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VMworld 2007 Session on Advanced Diagnostics Log Analysis

I signed up for this session (titled “Advanced ESX 3.0.x Diagnostics Log Analysis”) with the hope of getting some in-depth, useful information on log analysis and troubleshooting. As a field person, out there in the trenches installing and supporting this stuff, having detailed information on the information that’s being logged by the system is incredibly helpful. Let’s hope that this session provides exactly that.

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VMworld 2007 Session on ESX Patch Management

I’m getting ready to start another session (another super-session) on ESX patch management, presented by Brian Gallob. Incidentally, I met Brian on Monday night at the VMTN Communities get-together around the corner at the Thirsty Bear (username is BrianG on the forums). I think I heard there’s about 1200 people registered for this session over in Room 103 of Moscone South, the same room used yesterday for the VC bullet-proofing session I attended.

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VMworld 2007 Day 2 Keynote Liveblog

Day 2 is here, and along with it is my liveblog. Thanks for reading, and I hope that today’s content is useful to you. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below!

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Other VMworld News and Views

I was so busy yesterday with meetings, VMworld sessions, and other obligations here in San Francisco that I missed out on some important news and posts:

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First Session of VMworld 2007, Day 1

The morning of Day 1 of VMworld 2007 was filled with meetings, training sessions, and a self-inflicted mandatory visit to the Solutions Exchange (more on that tomorrow, at which time you’ll understand why I can’t say anything now and why I referred to it as a “self-inflicted mandatory visit”). In any case, it’s now 2PM on Day 1 here in San Francisco and I just finished standing in line for about 15 minutes to get into a session on protecting VirtualCenter. Given that VirtualCenter is not a clusterable product that can be protected using Microsoft Cluster Server, anything that I can do to help harden VirtualCenter or increase VirtualCenter’s fault tolerance is a definite plus.

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VMworld 2007 Day 1 Keynote Liveblog

There’s a great deal of buzz surrounding the VMworld 2007 Day 1 keynote address, in which VMware is expected to make a number of product announcements as well as shed some additional details on product announcements already made, such as ESX Server 3i, VMware Site Recovery Manager, and Virtual Desktop Manager 2.0. I mentioned all these things in a post yesterday, after completing the first half of Partner Day. Today, I’ll be trying to liveblog the keynote, so stay tuned for additional details and information as it is presented.

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VMware Acquires Dunes

VMware has announced that it has acquired Dunes Technologies, a company that provides process automation and workflow in virtualized environments (the Dunes announcement is here). Virtualization.info broke the news about this several days ago, and it was confirmed today with this press release. Presumably Dunes’ technologies and products will be used to bulk up VMware Site Recovery Manager, Virtual Desktop Manager, and related VMware products.

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VMworld 2007 Partner Day Sessions

I had the opportunity to attend three Partner Day sessions today, all three from the “Advanced In-Depth Technical Track.”

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