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Cisco at VMworld 2009

August 28, 2009
at 12:00 pm PST

image Pretty much any major trade show is an exercise in barely controlled chaos and VMworld 2009 is no exception, but all the pieces are falling into place and I am looking forward to a good show next week. Last year, with the announcement of the Cisco Nexus 1000V we focused on what was possible. This year, with both the Nexus 1000V shipping and Cisco UCS shipping, we will be talking more about what is doable. The common theme across our demos, sessions and labs is practical solutions you can take home today. So, in terms of the must see list:

  • Register for the Nexus 1000V Self-Paced lab and get hands on experience with basic set up and more advanced things like troubleshooting and security features.
  • We have a number of demos in the booth covering UCS, Unified Fabric, Nexus 1000V, Accelerating VMware View, and one that I will be writing more about next week: inter-data center VMotion
  • You should also go check out the big honking UCS deployment 16 racks, 512 blades, humming along--I’ll be writing more about that too next week pretty impressive stuff

In addition, we have a strong collection of speaking sessions:


Cisco and VMware: Delivering Innovation for Virtualization ID: SS5082
Engineering Developments enabling the Virtual Datacenter -- VMware, Cisco and EMC ID: SS5240
Designing the Next Generation Data Center with Unified Computing & VN-Link ID: TA2266
Tech Level: beginner
VMware View Performance and Scalability on Cisco UCS ID: DV3498
Leveraging VMWare View and Cisco WAAS in a ROBO deployment ID: DV1460
Deploying Nexus 1000V in a VMW vSphere environment ID: TA2384
Tech Level: intermediate, Cisco
Integrating Virtualization with Capacity Management ID: VM3041
Securing the Virtual Data Center in Enterprises and Clouds Track: Technology and Architecture ID: TA4242
Long Distance VMotion -- Cisco/VMware Validated Design ID: TA3105

If nothing else, swing by the booth (#2118) to say hello, ask questions and let us know what you liked at the show and what we could be doing better. For full details of the various Cisco activities, go here

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