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Virtualization Short Take #40

Welcome to the 40th post in the Virtualization Short Take series, where I share with you various virtualization-related links, thoughts, and news tidbits. (Occasionally, I throw in some stuff that’s not virtualization related just to see if you are paying attention.) Enjoy!

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Carolina VMware Users Summit 2010

The third annual Carolina VMware Users Summit is fast approaching, and this year looks awesome! Joining Mike Laverick—who is attending the event for the third year in a row—is NetApp’s Vaughn Stewart. Both Chad Sakac and I, both with EMC Corporation, are also going to be there.

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A Quick Look at VPLEX and VMware SRM

The announcement of VPLEX last week at EMC World 2010 in Boston has introduced lots of new possibilities in how virtualized data centers should be designed and deployed. Of particular interest to a number of people is how VPLEX interacts with VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM).

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More VPLEX Linkage

I’ll have my own write-up on VPLEX soon—I’m taking the time to prepare a thoughtful response rather than just repeating the same things that have been said elsewhere—but until then here are some of the things that are being said elsewhere (note that I’ve included negative coverage as well, to show that I welcome all viewpoints):

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Creating UCS Service Profiles Part 4: All Together Now

This is the fourth and final post in my series on creating Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) service profiles. What I’ve tried to do so far in this series is define the various elements that I recommend you create or define before you start trying to create a service profile or service profile template. Certainly you could start creating service profiles right off the bat, but I’ve found it easier to have all these other elements defined first. In part 1 of the series, I showed you what networking-related elements to define. In part 2 of the series, I described the storage-related elements, and in part 3 of the series I covered the remaining elements.

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EMC World 2010: Symmetrix VMAX Auto-Provisioning Groups

Here are a few notes from another Symmetrix session I attended Monday afternoon. It’s not a complete session blog (the presenter was presenting so much information I couldn’t capture it all).

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Creating UCS Service Profiles Part 3: Other Elements

This is part 3 of a series of posts on the various elements involved in creating UCS service profiles. In part 1, I discussed the networking-related elements. In part 2, I covered the storage-related elements. In this post, I’ll discuss all other elements. The next and final post will bring all the elements together and create a service profile or service profile template.

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EMC World 2010 Coverage

I’m leaving in just a few hours to head to Boston for the 10th annual EMC user conference, EMC World 2010. I’m really excited about attending, for a number of reasons. First, this will be my first EMC World; I’ve never had the opportunity to attend EMC World in the past. Second, this is my first major conference as an EMC employee (if you don’t count VMware Partner Exchange). Third, I’m looking forward to meeting a bunch of the new vSpecialists that have recently joined the team. Fourth, and finally, I’m really jazzed about the new product announcements that are going to take place during the conference this week.

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EMC World 2010: Enginuity 5874 Enhancements for VMAX

This is a liveblog of the session titled “Performance Improvements and Enhancements of Enginuity 5874 for Symmetrix VMAX: What’s New Since Last Year”. The presenter’s name is John Aurin. (Note: the product branding is changing from “V-Max” to “VMAX”.)

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EMC VPLEX Launches Today

I’ll have a more comprehensive blog post up later today or tonight, but I did want to bring everyone’s attention to the announcement of the VPLEX today at EMC World 2010. Like I said, I’ll have a more in-depth post up later, but for now here are a few links to some other coverage:

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