VMworld 2016 US report part 2

Òk so in part 1 I stopped after the Partner General Session. After lunch I wanted to do some labs but the queue was really awfull so I decided to attend a group discussion about vCloud air or mobile management in general. I got some good info on the view about this from the us people while I managed to spice it up now and then with things we dutchies like or don’t like.

Monday was the first real day of VMworld. During the keynote VMware cloud foundation was announced but I don’t think I will use this multi cloud management platform in the near future. After this it was time to prepare for my vBrownbag session. I was really nervous and went over my stuf way to fast so I was done in 6 minutes or something. If you want you can find it here.

The afternoon I had 2 awesome sessions: enforcing a vSphere cluster design  with powercli by Duncan Epping and Chris Wahl and after that a ask the experts session about VDI wich where both just awesome. I finished the day at the CXI Party on the 59th floor of the cosmopolitan with a great view.

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VMworld 2016 US report part 1

RIght now I am setting in the Partner Exchange lounge and since I have some time at hand it might be time for a short message from the US. Since this is my first VMworld, first time in the USA I have to admin I am really in awe of everything over here. Everything is just soo big.

Now about VMworld itself, yesterday I was in a vRealize Automation bootcamp for the whole day and really liked it. It seems to be very complicated but after you create the blueprints everything will be easy (Really?) I do see the advantages that are to be gained so it was nice. In the end we went over all exam questions as a group before most of us did the exams. I managed to pass the first but with the 2nd one I really started to get tired so I’ll gues I need to do that again. We do have 99 times to try it so it’ll be good.

Now to the sunday morning. I had 2 deepdive sessions. One about EUC & NSX and the other one about app volumes. Both where not as deep as I expected but a lot of knowledge was gained in those 2 hours. After that we had the Partner General session were wounded warrior Pat Gelsinger had a nice chat with Michael Dell and we had some information on stuff that is coming in the near future.

If I made some typos in this: they where on purpose or I blame the fact that I am still getting used to the time difference 😀

vExpert 2016

Last friday I received word that I was added as vExpert in the 2nd batch of 2016. After several people nudged me to apply for this I went ahead but never expected to be chosen. vExpert is no technical title but more of an award for people who have done things for the VMware community like speaking at Vmug’s (which I did but failed at), blogging, tweeting en being an advocate for it with your employer or customers. I never did the things I did last year for this goal but it’s an awesome acknowledgement.

I hope to be able to keep contributing to this awesome community and will do so as long as I have content. The first thing will be speaking at the vBrownbag sessions at VMworld US 2016!

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