Havenâ€™t had time this week to collect a full set of ideas & thoughts into a coherent post, so rather than give you something fully baked, Iâ€™ll give you some of the stuff running in my open tabs as well as a Veeam vPower Follow-Up, and not really in that order:
So for those who missed this on Thursday, you missed a pretty good show. Veeam as always has a pretty slick product. One of the things touched on briefly and that didnâ€™t get as much play as it should was the â€œinstantâ€ restore & sVmotion back to production bits. Also, the ability to restore attributes of an AD user (or SQL table, or exchange mailbox items) from an archived VMâ€¦ that there, that there was magic.
There were some separate adventures had getting to the venue as well. The net result is that when traveling, donâ€™t believe the name on the hotelâ€¦ they could have been bought/sold in the last week. Also, donâ€™t wear your rhinestone shades when traveling, roll with the cheap sunglasses.
PowerCLI @ vPower
While I was the â€œunexpectedâ€ presenter, it all went off without a hitch. To preempt the â€œwas it recordedâ€ question, I basically delivered a variant of this BrownBag. Early indications are, this slide deck/content will get a LOT of mileage this year. Also of note: I love Fusionâ€™s â€œfast installâ€ option, I went from 0 to fully installed vSphere environment in about 2h in the hotel the night before the show. For those playing along, that was from midnight -> 2am, with the presentation at 10ish in the morningâ€¦ Yeah, skydiving without a parachute, would not have it any other way.
Those open tabsâ€¦ yeah:
- http://blogs.vmware.com/esxi/2011/05/migrating-to-esxi-part-3-installing-esxi-and-reconfiguring-the-host.html (Applies to more than cycling).
That was a longer post than I thought itâ€™d be, and a bit more rambling and less value-add than I thought. Watch this space for more vCO, PowerCLI and General vSphere fun in the nearish future. Picture by this guy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/epw/