Announcement: Live Blogging the 2012 Phoenix VMUG

I am going to be at the 2012 Phoenix Arizona VMUG on October 11, 2012. I’ll be doing my best to live blog the event. I’m not sure if public WiFi will be provided, and I haven’t yet sprung for the tethering option on my cell plan. However, it’s a conference, of course it’ll have public WiFi. Right?

I’m an unpaid, unsponsored, independent spectator so I’ll be giving my unfettered impressions and opinions while I’m there. Sadly, I don’t spend a ton of time with VMware products, so my impressions and opinions will likely be rather flat. Nevertheless, I’ll try to take pics, converse with people, and give a play-by-play for the sessions that I’ll be attending.

For a full listing of the sessions, check out this agenda page. The sessions that I think I’ll take are:

  • Session #1: EMC – Virtualization of Mission Critical Applications and Unstructured Data
  • Session #2: VMware – vCenter 5.1: A Technical Deep Dive
  • Session #3: Veem Software – 5 Ways Smart VM Backups May Surprise You
  • Session #4: Quantum – VM Data Protection for Dummies
  • Session #5: VMware – Performance Best Practices for vSphere (I’m torn between that and this:  Troubleshooting Storage Performance. Is it the Hardware or the Software?)
  • Session #6: Pure Storage Debugging Storage Performance Bottlenecks Using Flash Memory (Mostly because I want to see the Pure Storage guys!)

I’m open to suggestions if anyone wants to see my Cliff’s Notes for a different session. Let me know if there’s something you’d be more interested in and we can negotiate. =)

Check out my Twitter account @Nonapeptide. I’ll be tweeting the event with plenty of pictures on the #PHXVMUG hashtag.

Will you be There?

Well, will you? Let me know and we might just bump into each other. The location is the Desert Willow Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona. It’s an all day event and it appears to be catered (if it’s anything like last year’s catering, you’ll want to show up hungry to eat as much of it as possible).

Let me know in the comments below if you’ll be there and if you have any different preferences for the breakout sessions. It should be a good time!

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