Heading to VMworld? Are you a geek? Head to booth 1709!!!!!

No worry I am not selling you anyone’s products, but this is a chance you do not want to miss. Veeam is having an awesome competition on their VMworld booth!! A chance to win a DREEAM LAB!!!
– 2 HP ProLiant Servers with memory upgrades
– NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage system with SSD storage
– HP V1410-16G Ethernet switch
…and Microsoft, VMware and Veeam subscription for 1 year!

WOW.. I should be writing, DO NOT go to the VEEAM booth, because I want to win this price, and yes for sure I will be participating in it 🙂 I need a nice upgrade of my home server lab.

Way to go veeam!

2012 List of ways to go for FREE to VMworld

I guess it is time again to start building a list of ways to go for free to VMworld. Every year some vendors have competitions and give-aways for free tickets and even sometimes with free travel.

First to start this year is Veeam. Just by filling in a simple form you can participate in their raffle. It is ‘just’ for the ticket of VMworld, so travel and hotel you need to pay yourself. Competition ends April 18th!

Also VMware is having a competition. Create a video that shows how you are using VMware and you can win a free TRIP (flight plus hotel) to VMworld 2012.


Veeam free pass competition (ends August 9th, 2012, ticket only)

Vkernel session voting competition (ends June 11th, ticket only)
Veeam free pass competition (ends April 18th 2012, Ticket Only)

Create a video for vmware (end April 30th 2012, FULL Trip and 2x Conference passes)



Keep checking this page as I will add any other competitions to this list





Yeah, in vegas and started VMworldTV again

Today VMworld 2011 opened its doors again and I am in Vegas for VMworldTV to report on what is going on and find all the news scoops. We just finished editing our first videos (many more to come), please check them out on www.youtube.com/vmworldtv


Vote for me :-) Please!

Yeah, this year I am not organizing VMworld, so I can finally participate as a normal geek interested into the virtualization life style. I submitted two presentations for VMworld and can now start begging for your votes as the public voting for VMworld 2011 is live.

Here the sessions I submitted:

3080 – How To: Central Logging and Alerting for ESX(i), vCenter and View
This session will demonstrate how to setup central logging for your ESX, ESXi, vCenter and View servers. This will help you keep an secure centralized log for security auditing and analyze the log files for errors and security risks. As ESXi is the primary platform for the future, do know that by default it does not keep if log files persistent. Knowing how to centralize logging is a must for anyone that is security focused.

3093 – Monitoring and Auditing Your View Environment
Do you need to know who has logged in to your View environment and when? When is your View environment on its peak load and when is it more idle, so you know when to plan maintenance? This session will go into the details on how to monitor your View environment to get this kind of information. If you are running a View environment in production, this session is a must to attend.

To read all the submitted sessions and vote for what you find interesting, please go to http://www.vmworld.com/cfp.jspa

So here goes: Please… pretty please… vote for me 🙂

Voting is open until may 18th!

VMworld 2011 – Call for paper is open!

Do you want to present at VMworld in Las Vegas and/or Copenhagen, you can now submit your session idea. Make sure it is a very educative sessions based on real world experience, to get the best change of being selected.

VMworld 2011




VMworld 2011 in Europe.. when and where..

The date for the VMworld 2011 event in the US was already public for a while (august 29, september 1), but when and where the event would take place in Europe was still a bit of a mystery.. until now 🙂 As the feedback was so great about the copenhagen event, VMware has decided to host VMworld 2011 in europe again in the copenhagen Bella Center from October 18 till 20th.

This year the Hotel next to the bella should be finished, so the walk from the metro station to the venue will be significantly shorter (yeah!) and also of course provides for even more space if needed.

So put the date in your agenda and I hope to see you in copenhagen this year again 🙂

Want to loose weight?? VMware offers you multiple options this week :-)

If you are like me, sit a lot behind your computer, but want to have a more healthy week… Join us at VMworld in San Francisco 🙂

Besides today’s fun run, where a whole bunch of VMworld attendees went to run across the Golden Gate Bridge, you will get an insane workout by just visiting VMworld the coming 4 days. The event has gotten so large, with so many people that the amount of miles you will have to walk will be incredible / “great work out” for you 🙂 To accomodate the record breaking amount of attendees this year, VMware is using the entire of the Moscone conference venue and I can tell you from being here now 2 days, that is a large large area to cover. So besides walking away hopefully much smarter at the end of this week, my tummy will be consolidated into a nice musculair bread board… or maybe I should keep dreaming 😉
VMworld SF 2010 Fun Run

10 Days and counting; VMworld is about to start. 2 More session previews on VMworldTV

Overview of all the ways to win a trip to VMworld 2010

win trip to vmworld

win trip to vmworld

As VMworld is getting closer, multiple marketing departments are waking up to organize cool contests to win a trip to VMworld 2010. In case your boss does not want to pay for your trip but you really do want to go, here some help to get you to VMworld 🙂

Overview of competitions:

NEW – 2x Gestaltit Blog give free airfare, hotel and registration! (closes 12 August)

– [VIB] Become a fan of VIB on facebook and win a trip for 2! to vmworld 2010 (closed)

– Jason Boche has a extra free pass to give out, you just need to give a comment (Closed)

– [Dell] Submit the funniest caption and see how the community votes to win trip,hotel,attendence to vmworld (CLOSED)

If you know of any more competitions, please let me know so I can update this list.

VMworld TV 2010 has started again

Again this year you can follow pre-, during and post VMworld 2010 what is going on via VMworldTV on youtube. We just the first 3 videos.

– General preview of what to expect this year by Steve Herrod (CTO VMware)
– Preview of knowledge Expert Kit about this in-depth memory virtualization session
– Preview of knowledge Expert Howie about the future of networking virtualization

Expect to see many more video to come, so check out www.youtube.com/vmworldtv frequently.