VMworld 2011 Registration

It’s only 2:03 PM and I am already back to my Hotel, and looking at my New VMworld Bag, and SWAG. What does that tell you? It tells you that this year the Registration process was GREAT!!!! Kudos awarded to VMware. It was opened before 2:00 PM, and the whole process only took about 5 Mins. VMware is starting to really get the hang of this Conference stuff. The process included, going to a self check in computer, putting in your name, then off to line 5, then you were out of there.

The Bag this year is really nice, it seems like it is constructed of better quality material than last year. I have been using the VMworld 2010 bag for about 6 months as my primary bag, and there is no problem to tell with the amount of tears it has in it. The 2011 bag seems to have a little less pockets, but it does have a separate compartment just for the laptop, which is a good point. When I get back from VMworld, it may just become my primary bag.

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The Bag had some goodies inside, the normal stuff from vendors, with discounts and marketing information. But we also have a bound notepad with a good quality pen (that will come in handy), the VMworld 2011 Shirt, the water bottle is the same as last year, a program guide, and a bandana from Intel (Strange)!!

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The only thing, I don’t like is the lanyard for your Registration Card, we no longer have the nice pocket to hold other things, like a pen, guide, Etc.….. however I can see their point, it is lighter which is good in Vegas with all the heat, and plus don’t forget about the VMworld 2011 App, which has everything you need. You can get this app for iOS and Android. You can always download the VMworld 2011 Program Guide PDF, and have it stored on your mobile device for ease of viewing.

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So far my Experience with VMworld 2011 has been great. I’m hoping the rest for everyone else, I am always looking to meet and chat with other vGeeks, if you are looking to do the same let me know.

VMWorld 2011 (Schedule/Misc) #VMworld

Getting pretty pumped about VMworld, It will soon be here!!!!!

I went ahead and did up my Schedule a few weeks ago, I won’t be able to make all these sessions I will be lucky if I get to see at least half of them.

Sessions are not the reason I attend VMworld, I go mainly for the Labs, Parties!!, and getting to talk to people face to face that you would normally never get the chance to see. Plus give it a month or two and all the sessions will be available online. So no need to kill yourself trying to get to all the sessions you have booked, go ahead and enjoy yourself.

Events I will be hitting up

CXI Party Thanks to @CXI




DellTechCenter and Dell Customer Party


Contact your Dell Rep for the Customer Party

VMworld 2011 Party!!!


If you spend a fair amount of time on twitter, and plan to twit about VMworld, get yourself over to this link and add yourself.


My Schedule

VSP1682 VMware vSphere Clustering Q&A
VSP1823 VMware Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler
VSP2360 VMware vCenter 5.0: What’s New, What’s Cool
VSP3866 Performance Best Practices and Troubleshooting
VSP2296 What Everybody Ought to Know About Reporting the VMware vSphere Environment with PowerCLI
VSP2347 What’s New with VMware vSphere 5.0
VSP2447 Understanding Virtualized Memory Performance Management
VSP1882 Managing VMware ESXi with VMware vSphere PowerCLI
VSP4060 VMware vSphere 5.0 License Management
BCA1709 Successfully Running Active Directory in a Virtualized Environment
VSP3867 Top 10 Virtualization Support Issues
CIM2449 Introduction to VMware vCenter Operations
VSP1926 Getting Started with VMware vSphere Design
VSP3255 VMware Storage vMotion Deep Dive and Best Practices
VSP1700 VMware vSphere 5.0 Storage Features
VSP2884 What’s New in Performance for VMware vSphere 5.0
VSP3868 VMware vStorage Best Practices
BCO2874 vSphere High Availability 5.0 and SMP Fault Tolerance – Technical Overview an…
EUC2103 Storage Tips and Best Practices for VMware View Desktop Deployments
VSP2227 VMware vCenter Database Architecture, Performance and Troubleshooting