As Mr Sloof already revealed VMworld Public Voting started today… I have submitted multiple sessions, some which are directly job related and others which are more community focused. As I was part of the voting committee for the Technology and Architecture track I know how many great sessions were submitted and how difficult it will be to get your session approved. (almost 400 submissions for that track alone and less than 40 slots) There are two particular sessions which I will need YOUR help with and I hope you guys are willing to vote on these. These are not the typical powerpoint slide sessions, yes you can get a lot out of those but after seeing slide 8326th of the day you tend to get a bit bored. This is your chance to change VMworld and vote for something different:
- TA 1956 – The ESXi Quiz Show
Join us for our very first ESXi Quiz Show where teams of vExperts and VMware engineers will match expertise on technical facts, trivia related to all VMware ESXi and related products. You as the audience will get 40% of the vote. We will cover topics around ESXi migration, storage, networking security, and VMware products. As an attendee of this session you will get to see the experts battle each other. For the very first time at VMworld you get to decide who leaves the stage as a winner and who does not.
- TA 1682 – vSphere Clustering Q&A
Frank Denneman and Duncan Epping will answer any question with regards to vSphere Clustering in this session. You as the audience will have the chance to validate your own environment and design decisions with the Subject Matter Experts on HA, DRS and Storage DRS. Topics could include for instance misunderstandings around Admission Control Policies, the impact of limits and reservations on your environment, the benefits of using Resource Pools, Anti-Affinity Rules Gotchas, DPM and of course anything regarding Storage DRS. This is your chance to ask what you’ve always wanted to know!
The vSphere Clustering Q&A is obvious I guess. Frank and I did this session at the Dutch VMUG and the place was packed and it a cool very informative session with many great questions some which literally had our heads spinning.
The Quiz Show is kind of my baby. I came up with the Quiz Show before VMworld 2010 but as I was working on the VMworld Labs it slipped my mind and I was too late to enter it in to the system. This year however I contacted my friends Pablo Roesch and John Troyer and we had a couple of conference calls about this one… I promise you, if we can pull this one off it is going to R O C K. vExperts battling VMware employees on virtualization knowledge! Just imagine who could reach the finals, who could get eliminated during the pre-rounds… Wouldn’t it be cool if Chad Sakac and Vaughn Stewart make it in to the finals, or how could would it be when Eric Sloof gets eliminated during the pre-qualifying rounds? Yes, it is going to be EPIC, the battle of the year…
There’s another community session, and this not only has multiple top bloggers but also 4 VCDX’s : TA 1425 Ask the Expert vBloggers (Chad Sakac, Scott Lowe, Rick Scherer, Frank Denneman and I). Vote!