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Video of Stretched Cluster Presentation

David Davis (of Train Signal and VMwareVideos.com) was kind enough to record my stretched clusters presentation at the Carolinas VMware User Summit back in May. That video recording has now made its way online, so if you are interested in watching/hearing the presentation you’re in luck! I’ve embedded the YouTube video below, or you can follow this link to view it at the YouTube site.

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Summary of Cisco Live 2011 Blog Posts

This past week I had the opportunity to attend Cisco Live 2011 in Las Vegas. Along the way, I was blogging the sessions that I attended. To help make it easy to find the material, I thought I’d provide a quick “roll-up” post that summarizes not only the posts I published but also some posts from other bloggers. I’m sure that this list will not be comprehensive, but if you have additional posts/links you think I should add, let me know in the comments and I’ll update the post.

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BRKDCT-9131: Mobility and Virtualization with LISP and OTV

This is BRKDCT-9131, Mobility and Virtualization in the Data Center with LISP and OTV. This is one of the last, if not the last, session at Cisco Live 2011.

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BRKSAN-3707: Advanced SAN Services

This is BRKSAN-3707, Advanced SAN Services, presented by Mike Dunn.

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BRKDCT-3060: Deployment Considerations with Interconnecting DCs

This is BRKDCT-3060, Deployment Considerations with Interconnecting Data Centers, presented by Patrice Bellagamba (Distinguished SE) and Max Ardica (Solution Architect). Given that my role in virtualization and storage puts me squarely in the middle of these sorts of designs, I’m really looking forward to this session and gaining some valuable knowledge out of it.

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BRKDCT-2121: Virtual Device Context Design and Implementation Considerations

I joined this session late (a last minute change from the UCS VM-FEX session). This session is on VDC design considerations with the Nexus 7000, presented by Ron Fuller, CCIE #5851 (@ccie5851 on Twitter).

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Announcing Mastering VMware vSphere 5

Now that the lid has been officially lifted on VMware vSphere 5 (see my initial launch coverage here), I’m finally able to discuss a significant project that has been consuming a great deal of my free time for the last several months: Mastering VMware vSphere 5.

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BRKDCT-2081: Cisco FabricPath Technology and Design

This is BRKDCT-2081, Cisco FabricPath Technology and Design. FabricPath is (to my understanding) Cisco’s implementation of TRILL, and as a key data center technology this is something I’m very interested in learning. Tim Stevenson is the presenter.

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VMware's Launch Event

Today was a big day for VMware. I’m going to provide some summary coverage of the products launched today, but only a quick recap; I’ll have more in-depth analysis and information on the products and their key features and improvements in future blog posts. No doubt there is going to be plenty of other coverage on the launch as well, and I’ll likely produce a special “Short Takes” episode with a summary of some of the related links, so look for that as well.

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BRKCOM-3002: Network Redundancy and Load Balancing Designs for UCS Blade Servers

This is BRKCOM-3002, Network Redundancy and Load Balancing Designs for UCS Blade Servers, presented by none other than M. Sean McGee (available as @mseanmcgee on Twitter; I highly recommend you follow him on Twitter if you are interested in UCS). I was really looking forward to this presentation, as I’ve spoken with Sean before and I know that he is a super-sharp UCS guru. Sean also blogs here.

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