That VMworld went by way too darn quick. So fast that I didn’t get to put up a day 3 and day 4 follow up. There is a lot of cool stuff going on with VMware that many of us will be talking about for years to come. Mainly, NSX, vSAN and vCHS. But what are we here for, we’re here to see how dead wrong I was with my annual predictions.
Day 2 flew by for me and I have to say, I’m still reeling a bit. The day was kicked off with the general session keynote which is usually when we see Herrod take the stage, but since his departure, we got another C level (COO Carl Eschenbach). This one was probably my favorite of all of them that I’ve seen as we didn’t have to suffer through a VMware View / Horizon demo.
The big day for VMware admins around the world is here with the first day of VMworld 2013. Kicking off the conference (besides the pre-parties) is the keynote given by the CEO of VMware, Pat Gelsinger. The big announcements from the keynote are: VMware vSphere 5.5 As rumored, we didn’t see vSphere 6, but there were several enhancements here that caught my eye. A new VM version which now supports better vGPU and more device support (more disks per VM).
Another VMworld is upon us and its time for my VMworld 2013 predictions. I’m going to leave out some of the gimme predictions of NSX being released and a new vSphere / ESXi / vCloud. But I’ll go into the some of the features that I think they’ll have. It should be noted, the company I work for is not a part of any beta trials at the moment nor have I had any preview as a vExpert (though one would be nice!
Before VMworld, I laid out a few of my predictions of what I thought we’d see at the conference. Let’s see how I did… vRAM is dead. The rumors were true. This was kind of a gimme but I’ll take it. So long vRAM licensing! vCloud 2.0. Got this one too though its vCloud 5.1 to line up the numbering scheme with vSphere. We have snapshots and multiple disk levels supported within the provider vDCs.