The Weekly VCE Update. Volume 2, issue 21 - all issues below

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly Update.  Your 30sec of VMware, EMC, & Cisco info starts now.

 

Headlines

 

 

VMware Release Watch

  • VMware vSphere v4.1 (7/13/10)
  • vCenter Server Heartbeat v6.3 (7/13/10)
  • vCenter Site Recovery Manager v4.1 (7/13/10)
    • Faster iSCSI, better vDS, Win7, WS08-R2 support, etc…
    • Release Notes

 

 

vSpecialist Blog Watch

 

 

VMware Webcasts

  • VMware TV: Intro to Virtualization – July 15, 9am PDT

 

 

Cisco Webcasts

 

 

EMC Webcasts

 

 

Recent Powerlink Docs

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

  • Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas or one of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Asif Khan – CA

Clint Kitson – Los Angeles, CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Josh Gwyther - NorCal

Rick Scherer – Orange County, CA

Steve Hunt - CA

 

Lee Loughnane – vSpecialist Sales NorCal

Omar Yakarsr – vSpecialist Sales SoCal

Rob Israel - vSpecialist Sales NorCal/Pacific Northwest

 

Volume 2, issue 21

 

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly Update.  Your 30sec of VMware, EMC, & Cisco info starts now.

 

Headlines

 

 

EMC Release Watch

  • Ionix Storage Configuration Advisor *updated*
    • Supports vSphere
    • Supports IBM & HDS Storage

 

 

vSpecialist Blog Watch

 

 

VMware Webcasts

  • VMware TV: Intro to Virtualization – July 15, 9am PDT

 

 

Cisco Webcasts

 

 

EMC Webcasts

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

  • Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas or one of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Asif Khan – CA

Clint Kitson – Los Angeles, CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Josh Gwyther - NorCal

Rick Scherer – Orange County, CA

Steve Hunt - CA

 

Lee Loughnane – vSpecialist Sales NorCal

Omar Yakarsr – vSpecialist Sales SoCal

Rob Israel - vSpecialist Sales NorCal/Pacific Northwest

 

Volume 2, issue 20

 

 

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly Update.  Your 30sec of VMware, EMC, & Cisco info starts now.

 

Headlines

 

 

VMware Release Watch

  • VMware Go *updated*
    • V2V Conversions
    • Assisted P2V Assessments

 

 

EMC Release Watch

 

 

VMware Patch Watch

  • ESX v3.5 – 9 patches (6/24/10)
  • ESXi v3.5 – 1 patch (6/24/10)

 

 

vSpecialist Blog Watch

 

 

VMware Webcasts

  • VMware TV: Intro to Virtualization – July 15, 9am PDT

 

 

EMC Webcasts

 

 

Recent Powerlink Docs

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

  • Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas or one of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Asif Khan – CA

Clint Kitson – Los Angeles, CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Josh Gwyther - NorCal

Rick Scherer – Orange County, CA

Steve Hunt - CA

 

Lee Loughnane – vSpecialist Sales NorCal

Omar Yakarsr – vSpecialist Sales SoCal

Rob Israel - vSpecialist Sales NorCal/Pacific Northwest

 

Volume 2, issue 19

 

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly Update.  Your 30sec of VMware, EMC, & Cisco info starts now.

 

Headlines

 

 

vSpecialist Blog Watch

 

 

Cisco Webcasts

 

 

EMC Webcasts

 

 

Recent Powerlink Docs

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

  • Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas or one of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Asif Khan – CA

Clint Kitson – Los Angeles, CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Josh Gwyther - NorCal

Rick Scherer – Orange County, CA

Steve Hunt - CA

 

Lee Loughnane – vSpecialist Sales NorCal

Omar Yakarsr – vSpecialist Sales SoCal

Rob Israel - vSpecialist Sales NorCal/Pacific Northwest

 

Volume 2, issue 18

 

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly Update.  Your 30sec of VMware, EMC, & Cisco info starts now.

 

Headlines

 

 

VMware Release Watch

 

 

VMware Patch Watch

  • vSphere ESXi v4 : 1 patch (6/10/10)
  • vSphere ESX v4 : 1 Patch (6/10/10)
  • Nexus 1kv : 2 Patches (6/10/10)

 

 

vSpecialist Blog Watch

 

 

Cisco Webcasts

 

 

VMware Webcasts

  • Scalable SQL Consolidation with VMware vSphere – June 15, 9am PDT

 

 

EMC Webcasts

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

  • Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas or one of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Asif Khan – CA

Clint Kitson – Los Angeles, CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Josh Gwyther - NorCal

Rick Scherer – Orange County, CA

Steve Hunt - CA

 

Lee Loughnane – vSpecialist Sales NorCal

Omar Yakarsr – vSpecialist Sales SoCal

Rob Israel - vSpecialist Sales NorCal/Pacific Northwest

 

Volume 2, issue 17

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly Update.  Your 30sec of VMware, EMC, & Cisco info starts now.

 

Headlines

 

 

VMware Release Watch

 

 

EMC Release Watch

 

 

Virtualization Blog Watch

 

 

Cisco Webcasts

 

 

VMware Webcasts

 

 

EMC Webcasts

 

 

Recent Powerlink Docs

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Three Cool Things of the Week

  1. Celerra NFS Plugin v1.1:  Now with View4 Integration
  2. Uber Celerra VSA : Celerra Simulator, optimized for performance
  3. FMA – Rainfinity Virtual Appliance

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

  • Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas or one of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Asif Khan – CA

Clint Kitson – Los Angeles, CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Josh Gwyther - NorCal

Rick Scherer – Orange County, CA

Steve Hunt - CA

 

Lee Loughnane – vSpecialist Sales NorCal

Omar Yakarsr – vSpecialist Sales SoCal

Rob Israel - vSpecialist Sales NorCal/Pacific Northwest

 

Volume 2, issue 16

 

 

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly Update.  Your 30sec of VMware, EMC, & Cisco info starts now.

 

Headlines

 

 

VMware Patch Watch

  • Nexus 1kv (5/27/10), 3 patches
  • ESXi v4 (5/27/10), 2 patches
  • vSphere v4 (5/27/10), 9 patches

 

 

Virtualization Blog Watch

 

 

Cisco Webcasts

 

 

VMware Webcasts

  • Using E-Rate Funding for Virtualization Projects – June 8, 9am PDT
  • Customer Success Story, Bruce & Merrilees – June 9, 9am PDT
  • Scalable SQL Consolidation with VMware vSphere – June 15, 9am PDT

 

 

EMC Webcasts

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

  • Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas or one of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Asif Khan – CA

Clint Kitson – Los Angeles, CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Josh Gwyther - NorCal

Rick Scherer – Orange County, CA

Steve Hunt - CA

 

Lee Loughnane – vSpecialist Sales NorCal

Omar Yakarsr – vSpecialist Sales SoCal

Rob Israel - vSpecialist Sales NorCal/Pacific Northwest

 

Volume 2, issue 15

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly Update.  Your 30sec of VMware, EMC, & Cisco info starts now.

 

 

Headlines

 

 

VMware Release Watch

 

 

Virtualization Blog Watch

 

 

VMware Webcasts

  • Virtualized IT Operations – May 26, 9am PDT
  • Using E-Rate Funding for Virtualization Projects – June 8, 9am PDT
  • Customer Success Story, Bruce & Merrilees – June 9, 9am PDT
  • Scalable SQL Consolidation with VMware vSphere – June 15, 9am PDT

 

 

EMC Webcasts

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

  • Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas or one of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Asif Khan – CA

Clint Kitson – Los Angeles, CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Rick Scherer – Orange County, CA

Steve Hunt - CA

 

Lee Loughnane – vSpecialist Sales NorCal

Omar Yakarsr – vSpecialist Sales SoCal

Rob Israel - vSpecialist Sales NorCal/Pacific Northwest

 

Volume 2, issue 14

 

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly Update.  Your 30sec of VMware, EMC, & Cisco info starts now.

 

Headlines

 

 

Virtualization Blog Watch

 

 

VMware Webcasts

  • How VDI Can Save Time, Money & Resources – May 19, 9am PDT
  • Virtualized IT Operations – May 26, 9am PDT

 

 

EMC Webcasts

 

 

Recent Powerlink Docs

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

  • Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas orone of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Asif Khan – CA

Clint Kitson – Los Angeles, CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Rick Scherer – Orange County, CA

Steve Hunt - CA

 

Lee Loughnane – vSpecialist Sales NorCal

Omar Yakarsr – vSpecialist Sales SoCal

Rob Israel - vSpecialist Sales NorCal/Pacific Northwest

 

Volume 2, issue 13

 

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly VCE Update.  Your 30sec of VCE starts now.

 

Headlines

·       Acadia is “Up and Running”

·       VMware Reduces Cost of vSphere Essentials 50% until 6/15/10

·       Cisco Releases 322Tb/s router, CRS-3

·       Virtualization Boosting Intel x86 sales, causing fall in RISC sales

·       Seven Barriers to Increased Server Consolidation

·       Network Automation will Turn Tables

·       New Website from VMware: VMware Labs

·       VMware giving away SpringSource licenses with every vSphere purchase

·       Cisco CEO on :

o Public/Private Clouds

o Competing with IBM/HP

·       EMC Wants to Distribute Data

·       Fibre Channel may be gone in a few years

·       Cloud and the Death of the Sysadmin

·       VMware Licenses Likewise for use in vSphere

·       Microsoft reduces cost of OS Licensing in VDI Environments

·       Firms Fail to Assess Effect Virtualization Has on Networks

·       Cisco Sets Another New VMmark Record with New UCS Blade

·       Sizing Storage for VMware View Linked Clones

·       VCP Plus is coming

 

 

Release Watch

·       Celerra NFS Plugin for VMware (3/9/10)

o Provision, expand, compress, and more from vi client

o Download it here

·       VMware Workstation v7.1 Beta (3/12/10)

o Faster Graphics, Direct Launch, OpenGL, OVF, etc…

·       VMware Fusion v3.1 Beta (3/15/10)

o Faster Graphics, Improved USB, Larger VMs, etc…

·       VMware ThinApp v4.5 (3/17/10)

o Memory Sharing, decreased network usage

·       VMware Health Check Report v4.0.1 (3/21/10)

o Automated Health Check Tool from VMware

·       VMware Consolidated Backup v1.5 Update 2 (3/11/10)

o Bugfixes only

·       VMware Lifecycle Manager v1.1.1 (3/11/10)

o Bugfixes and perf improvements

·       EMC Celerra Failback Plugin for VMware SRM v4.0.9 (3/15/10)

o New support for NFS and expanded network configuration

 

 

VMware Patch Watch

·       vSphere ESX/ESXi v4.0 (1 update,  3/3/10)

·       Cisco Nexus 1000v VEM v4.0.0 (1 update, 3/3/10)

·       ESX v3.0.3 (8 updates, 3/8/10)

 

 

Virtualization Blog Watch

·       Chad Sakac ( 6 updates)

·       Scott Lowe (6 Updates)

·       Chuck Hollis (8 Updates)

·       Ed Saipetch (1 Update)

 

 

VMware Webcasts

·       *new* McKesson on VMware – Mar 31, 9am PDT

·       *new* Introduction to VMware ThinApp – Apr 6,  9am PDT

 

 

EMC Webcasts

·       Using RSA to Protect your VMware Environment – Mar 25, 8am PDT

·       *new* How the Boston Celtics use EMC & VMware – Apr 1, 8am PDT

·       *new* Virtualizing Exchange 2010 – Apr 6, 8am PDT

·       *new* Dedup/Compress/Storing Data Efficiently in a VMware environment – Apr 8, 8am PDT

 

 

Recent Powerlink Docs

·       Updated: Celerra SRA Release Notes for VMware SRM

·       Updated: Ref Architecture:  Oracle on Celerra with vSphere for NFS/FC

·       Solution Guide : EMC Celerra Plugin for vSphere

·       Updated: Solution Guide: Protecting Microsoft SQL 2008 with Celerra and vSphere VMware SRM

·       Physical to Virtual Replication of Oracle 11g with Replication Manager

·       Physical Security with Clariion, VMware, and Milestone XProtect

·       Avamar AVE Prerequisites before upgrading from VI3 to vSphere

·       Blueprint: Virtualizing EMC SourceOne in a 1,500 user Exchange environment

 

 

Upcoming Events:

·       Upcoming VMware User Group (VMUG) Meetings

·       *new* Vancouver, BC – Apr 1

·       *new* Kelowna, BC – Apr 8

·       *new* Seattle, WA – Apr 14

·       Cisco Data Virtualization & EnPointe Technologies, Apr 7, Irvine CA

·       K1 Go-Cart Racing, 11:30am – 2pmPDT

·       EMC World, May 10-13, Boston

·       T-Minus 48 days

·       Cisco Live 2010, June 27-July 1, Las Vegas

·       T-Minus 96 days

·       VMworld 2010, Aug 30-Sept 2, San Francisco

·       T-minus 160 days

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

·       Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas orone of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Asif Khan – CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Craig Steel – US Lead/ vSpecialist Sales

 

Volume 2, issue 9

 

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly VCE Update.  Your 30sec of VCE starts now.

 

Headlines

·       VMware to Execute USD $400M Stock Buyback

·       Cisco Releases Secure Borderless Network architecture

·       New Website via VMware : http://www.itofftheboardroomagenda.com

·       RSA Revamping it’s Consulting Business

·       RSA Announces Trusted Cloud Initiative

·       5 Things VMware Must do to Fend off Microsoft

·       130M Workers using the Mobile Cloud by 2014

·       Transcript of RSA Conference 2010 Keynote

·       Selling VDI to Desktop Admins

·       EMC Symmetrix Still Running After Falling Over in Chile Earthquake

 

 

Release Watch

·       VMware Site Recovery Manager v4.0.1 (2/26/100

o Bugfixes & cusomtization support for Win7 & WS08R2

·       VMware vCenter Update Manager v4.0 Update 1 (2/25/10)

o Bugfix for Nexus 1kv users

·       VMware vSphere vMA Patch 3 (2/24/10)

o Bugfixes

 

 

Virtualization Blog Watch

·       Chad Sakac ( 4 updates)

·       Scott Lowe (2 Updates)

·       Chuck Hollis (3 Updates)

·       Storagezilla (5 Updates)

 

 

VMware Webcasts

·       Upgrading from ESX to ESXi – Mar 9, 9am PST

·       Performance for  Virtualized Business Critical Apps – Mar 10, 9am PST

 

Cisco Webcasts

·       *new* Server Virtualization Basics – Mar 10, 10am PST

·       *new* Server Virtualization – Advanced – Mar 31, 10am PST

 

 

EMC Webcasts

·       VMware with Celerra NFS – Mar 11, 8am PST

·       EMC Proven Solutions for VMware View – Mar 18, 8am PST

·       Using RSA to Protect your VMware Environment – Mar 25, 8am PST

 

 

Recent Powerlink Docs

·       *new* RSA Whitepaper: Infrastructure Security: Getting to the Bottom of Compliance in the Cloud

 

Upcoming Events:

·       Upcoming VMware User Group (VMUG) Meetings

·       Salt Lake City, UT – Mar 16

·       Santa Clara, CA – Mar 17

·       Santa Barbra, CA – Mar 17

·       VCE Road Tour 2010 by FusionStorm

·       Portland, OR – Mar 9

·       Oakland, CA – Mar 11

·       Los Angeles, CA – Mar 19

·       Cisco: The Data Center Evolution: The Journey to Unified Computing

·       San Francisco, CA – Mar 18

·       EMC World, May 10-13, Boston

·       T-Minus 66 days

·       Cisco Live 2010, June 27-July 1, Las Vegas

·       T-Minus 114 days

·       VMworld 2010, Aug 30-Sept 2, San Francisco

·       T-minus 178 days

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

·       Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas orone of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Asif Khan – CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Craig Steel – US Lead/ vSpecialist Sales

 

Volume 2, issue 8

 

 

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly VCE Update.  Your 30sec of VCE starts now.

 

Headlines

·       VMware Acquires Management Software from EMC

·       Fastscale, ADM, SCM

·       VMware Acquires Most of RTO Soft

·       Virtual Profiles, PinPoint, and Discover

·       Winterflood Securities, First to Deploy Cisco UCS in UK

·       VMware View v4.5 Info Starts Leaking Onto the Net

·       VMware to start bundling 10 seat View Premier Licenses with vSphere

·       Cisco Removes Partner Status from HP

·       VMware v4.1 Feature Preview

·       VMware: 90% of Servers Could Be Virtualized; Customers At 25%

·       IBM services help complicate cloud's horizon

 

 

 

Release Watch

·       VMware View v4.0.1

o Bugfix Release

·       VMware Fusion v3.0.2

o Bugfix Release

·       VMware Player v3.0.1

o Bugfixes and new OS Support

 

 

Virtualization Blog Watch

·       Chad Sakac ( 5 updates)

·       Scott Lowe (4 Updates)

·       Chuck Hollis (5 Updates)

·       Storagezilla (9 Updates)

 

 

VMware Webcasts

·       Upgrading from ESX to ESXi – Mar 9, 9am PST

·       *new* Performance for  Virtualized Business Critical Apps – Mar 10, 9am PST

 

 

EMC Webcasts

·       Replication for Oracle in Physical an Virtual Environments – Mar 2, 8am PST

·       Extend Virtualization Initiatives – Mar 3, 11am PST

·       Virtualizing SharePoint Best Practices – Mar 4, 12pm PST

·       *new* EMC’s IT Journey into Virtualization (updated) – Mar 4, 8am PST

·       *new* VMware with Celerra NFS – Mar 11, 8am PST

·       *new* EMC Proven Solutions for VMware View – Mar 18, 8am PST

 

 

Recent Powerlink Docs

·       *updated* Ref Architecture : Microsoft SQL with Celerra and VMware SRM

o On iSCSI

o On Fibre-Channel

·       *new* FAQ on soon-to-be released Celerra NFS and VMware vi Client Plugin (GA 3/10/10)

·       *new* Improving DR with VMware SRM and RecoverPoint

·       *updated* Ref Architecture: Clariion and Celerra with Oracle on NFS or FC under vSphere

·       *updated* DR for Sharepoint with Clariion, Replication Manager,  and vSphere

o Build Document

o Ref Architecture

o Solution Guide

·       *new* Securing a VMware Environment with RSA

·       *new* Solution Guide: Backup of Exchange 2007 under VMware with Celerra

·       *updated* EMC Celerra with Replication Manager on VMware

·       *updated* SRDF SRA v2.1.1 Release Notes for VMware SRM

 

Upcoming Events:

·       Upcoming VMware User Group (VMUG) Meetings

·       Spokane, WA – Mar 3

·       *new* Denver, CO – Mar 4

·       *new* Salt Lake City, UT – Mar 16

·       *new* Santa Clara, CA – Mar 17

·       *new* Santa Barbra, CA – Mar 17

·       VMware View Roadshow

·       Sacramento, CA – Mar 3

·       VCE Road Tour 2010 by FusionStorm

·       *new* Portland, OR – Mar 9

·       *new* Oakland, CA – Mar 11

·       Cisco Datacenter 3.0 Seminar

·       Englewood, CO – Mar 2

·       Cisco: The Data Center Evolution: The Journey to Unified Computing

·       San Francisco, CA – Mar 18

·       RSA Conference, March 1-5, San Francisco

·       T-Minus 3 days

·       EMC World, May 10-13, Boston

·       T-Minus 73 days

·       Cisco Live 2010, June 27-July 1, Las Vegas

·       T-Minus 121 days

·       VMworld 2010, Aug 30-Sept 2, San Francisco

·       T-minus 185 days

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

·       Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas orone of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Asif Khan – CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Craig Steel – US Lead/ vSpecialist Sales

 

Volume 2, issue 7

Welcome to the Western US/Canada Weekly VCE Update.  Your 30sec of VCE starts now.

 

Headlines

·       Cisco announces OTV to Bridge Datacenters

·       Updated VDI Benchmarks vSphere vs XenServer vs Hyper-V R2

·       News Overview from VMware Partner Exchange 2010

·       Rejoice VCP4 People! Workstation v7 Licenses and Updated VCP4 Logo Now Shipping

·       VMware Addresses Issues with its Renewals Process

·       VMware Shops Weigh ESX vs ESXi

·       Amazon EC2’s Greatest Threat is Cloud Regionalization

·       IDG: Quantifying the Business Value of VMware View (registration required)

·       Server Virtualization Popularity Continues to Rise

·       CSC goes vBlock in Australia

·       DCS selling EMC Documentum Virtual Appliances

·       Cloud Computing Will Cause Three IT Revolutions

·       Moore’s Law & The Future of Cloud Computing

·       Cisco Advanced Datacenter Deployments – Real World Implementations

·       World’s First Mac Cloud – Runs on VMware

 

 

Release Watch

·       VMware Capacity IQ v1.0.2 (2/10/10)

o Bug Fixes

·       Veeam FastSCP v3.0.2 (2/9/10)

o Official Support for Win7, WS08 R2

·       vSphere Mini Monitor v2.0 (2/16/10)

o Your vCenter alerts via twitter

·       EMC Atmos v1.3 (2/16/10)

o Perf Increases

o GeoProtect Erasure Coding

 

 

Patch Watch

·       VMware ESX (2/16/10)

o ESX v3.5 (10 Patches)

o ESXi v3.5 (1 Patch)

 

 

Virtualization Blog Watch

·       Chad Sakac ( 4 updates)

·       Scott Lowe (4 Updates)

·       Chuck Hollis (5 Updates)

·       Storagezilla (4 Updates)

 

 

VMware Webcasts

·       Virtualizing Exchange – Feb 17, 9am PST

·       Business Value of Virtualization – Feb 23, 9am PST

·       Using Neverfail for Provide App FT – Feb 24, 9am PST

·       *new* Upgrading from ESX to ESXi – Mar 9, 9am PST

 

 

Cisco Webcasts

·       *new* Cisco UCS Rack Mount Servers – Feb 19, 9am PST

·       *new* Unified Computing, the Journey III – Feb 24, 9am PST

·       *new* vBlock: Accelerating the Journey to the Private Cloud – Mar 4, 10am PST

 

 

EMC Webcasts

·       Why Iomega for VMware – Feb 18, 8am PST

·       How EMC is Deploying VDI – Feb 25, 8am PST

·       *new* Replication for Oracle in Physical an Virtual Environments – Mar 2, 8am PST

·       *new* Extend Virtualization Initiatives – Mar 3, 11am PST

·       *new* Virtualizing SharePoint Best Practices – March 4, 12pm PST

 

 

Recent Powerlink Docs

·       *new* VDI User Sizing Best Practices Planning

·       *updated* Using Clariion with VMware ESX

·       *updated* PowerPath/VE

o Demo

o Release Notes

·       *updated* EMC Atmos

o Administrators Guide

o Installation Guide

 

 

Upcoming Events:

·       Upcoming VMware User Group (VMUG) Meetings

·       Portland, OR – Feb 17

·       Seattle, WA – Feb 18

·       Calgary, AB – Feb 23

·       Kelowna, BC – Feb 25

·       *new* Phoenix, AZ – Feb 25

·       *new* Spokane, WA – Mar 3

·       Ask the Experts VDI Panel

·       Sacramento, CA – Feb 25

·       *new* VMware View Roadshow

·       Sacramento, CA – Mar 3

·       RSA Conference, March 1-5, San Francisco

·       T-Minus 12 days

·       EMC World, May 10-13, Boston

·       T-Minus 82 days

·       Cisco Live 2010, June 27-July 1, Las Vegas

·       T-Minus 130 days

·       VMworld 2010, Aug 30-Sept 2, San Francisco

·       T-minus 194 days

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

·       Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialists Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas orone of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

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Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Asif Khan – CA

Chris Fraser – NorCal & Western Canada

Craig Steel – Team Lead, Americas, VCE Alliance

 

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Volume 2, issue 4

Headlines

·       Cisco announces their own Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering

·       Microsoft to Revise VDI Licensing in 2010

·       VMware releases public draft of vSphere v4.0 Hardening Guide

·       VMware End of Availability Announcement (for old versions)

·       Overview of the VMFS filesystem

·       VMware looks to Double Down on Virtualization Efficiency

 

 

Release Watch

·       VMware vCenter v2.5 Update 6 (1/29/10)

·       Win7 & WS08R2 VM support & more

·       VMware Lifecycle Manager v1.1.0 (1/28/10)

·       Bugfixes and enhanced perf/scalability

·       VMware ACE v2.6.1 (1/29/10)

·       Maintenance release

·       VMware Workstation v7.0.1 (1/29/10)

·       Maintenance release

 

 

Virtualization Blog Watch

·       Scott Lowe (1 Updates)

·       Chuck Hollis (3 Updates)

·       Storagezilla (5 Updates)

 

 

VMware Webcasts

·       View 4 Quickstart, Install – Feb 1, 10am PST

·       View 4 Quickstart, Management – Feb 8, 10am PST

·       *new* vBlock Reference Architecture – Feb 11, 11am PST

·       *new* Virtualization for Government Entities – Feb 11, 9am PST

·       *new* Introduction to Virtualization – Feb 16, 9am PST

·       *new* Virtualizing Exchange – Feb 17, 9am PST

 

 

Cisco Webcasts

·       *new* Journey to Unified Computing – Feb 7, 10am PST

 

 

EMC Webcasts

·       Why V-Max for vSphere – Feb 4, 8am PST

·       Virtualizing Oracle Apps & DBs – Feb 9, 8am PST

·       VMware Data Protection w/Dedup – Feb 11, 8am PST

·       *new* Automating Oracle Business Continuity with VMware – Feb 16, 8am PST

·       *new* Why Iomega for VMware – Feb 18, 8am PST

 

 

Upcoming Events:

·       Upcoming VMware User Group (VMUG) Meetings

·       Bakersfield, CA – Feb 4

·       Portland, OR – Feb 17

·       Seattle, WA – Feb 18

·       RSA Conference, March 1-5, San Francisco

·       T-Minus 28 days

·       EMC World, May 10-13, Boston

·       T-Minus 115 days

·       Cisco Live 2010, June 27-July 1, Las Vegas

·       T-Minus 146 days

·       VMworld 2010, Aug 30-Sept 2, San Francisco

·       T-minus 210 days

 

 

Questions?  Comments?  Have some hot tips or news? Let us know!

 

 

·       Do you have or know someone with Deep VMware skills? Feel comfortable speaking in front of 2 or 200 people? The VMware vSpecialist Team has openings in the west. For more info, please contact Jeff Thomas orone of the VMware vSpecialists at the bottom of this email!

 

 

Western vSpecialists Team

-------------------------------------------

Alex Candelaria – Pacific Northwest

Jeff Thomas – CA and the Southwest

Asif Khan – CA

Craig Steel – Team Lead, Americas, VCE Alliance

 

Volume 2, issue 4