VMworld 2011 – Day 2

Yesterday I spent most of the time in LABS. Comparing labs with labs from 2010, labs on current VMworld event are much longer, average single lab has around 90 minutes to complete and 100 pages to read. I have an impression that today’s labs are for rookies, maybe I’m mistaken or I choose such a lab for beginners. I will see today, I’m planing to get at least 2 labs.

Besides the labs, yesterday I went for 2 group discussions meetings – group discussion is a meeting with VMware Architects and active discussion between them and participants, both sessions were really good. A first one was with Cloud consulting architects about architecture  decisions during Private or Public cloud design process. On that session I realized that I don’t know much about Cloud and even less about design process a Cloud Architecture – I have to change that :-). Second meeting was with HA and FT engineers, was also very interested mainly about new HA architecture in vSphere 5 (FDM instead of AAM), differences between  Admission Control Policies, very cool feature – datastore heartbeat and finally about isolation response types.

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur has been in IT industry since 1999 and consulting since 2008. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).