VMworld 2013 Europe – Day 2 Round Up

So there are only 2 real things worth mentioning in todays' round up (as I said yesterday, today and tomorrow are more tailored to what I want to learn)..... The General Session and the VMworld Party.... ;oP 1. This mornings' General Session was delivered by Carl Eschenbach and focused on the key products within the VMware … Continue reading VMworld 2013 Europe – Day 2 Round Up

VMworld 2013 Europe – Day 1 Round Up

So those of you who read my VMworld 2013 US round up will already have read about all the juicy bits that was announced in San Fran..... basically vSphere/vCloud 5.5..... The keynote session by Pat Gelsinger pretty much repeated a lot of what was announced in the US, with a little bit of juicy extras … Continue reading VMworld 2013 Europe – Day 1 Round Up

VMworld Partner Day Round up

So I've just got back to my hotel after the VMUG party (sponsored by Veeam)... It was nice to catch up with people from the VMware community.... even more impressive to see some top guys in VMware pop down to mingle with us lesser folks..... (recognised @CColotti, amongst others). Anyways, so there wasn't anything really new … Continue reading VMworld Partner Day Round up

VMworld 2013 Partner Day

First day of VMworld is dedicated to Partners and TAMs.. As a representative of MTI I've signed up for the Partner track in order to gain some insight on what VMware has planned for their partners. Although that said, my first port of call will be to register at VMUG in order to pick up … Continue reading VMworld 2013 Partner Day

Upgrading vCenter Operations Manager to 5.7

So..... the penultimate piece of upgrade work planned for the DR environment is the upgrade of vCenter Operations Manager from 5.6 to 5.7. The great thing about vCOPs is the ease of upgrading the appliance. Simply navigate to the administration page (https://vcops-ip/admin) and browse to the upgrade zip bundle! =) 1. Navigate to the admin … Continue reading Upgrading vCenter Operations Manager to 5.7

Updating VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager to 5.5

So after updating my vCenter Server Appliance to 5.5, the next obvious choice was to update Site Recovery Manager and the vSphere Replication Appliance. Note: the way I'm upgrading my demo environment is not according to best practice.... it's merely a quick way to document and try out the upgrade process! If you're planning an upgrade … Continue reading Updating VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager to 5.5

VMworld 2013 Barcelona

Yay.... finally sorted out my schedule for VMworld 2013 Barcelona..... pretty much packed out every day and every session! It'll be interesting whether I can find the energy to attend all the sessions!!Most of my sessions will be based around NSX, vCloud Suite and BC/DR..... not planning to attend any Hands on Labs since I … Continue reading VMworld 2013 Barcelona