VMware Site Recovery Manager QuickStart Series

If you’re not a partner of VMware then this post isn’t going to mean too much to you. On the other hand, if you are and you don’t already know about it then VMware are running a Site Recovery Manager (SRM) quickstart webinar on Wednesday 18th April at 15:00 GMT.

The 2 hour webinar will cover basic installation and configuration of SRM using product demonstrations:

  • SRM5 Concepts/Architecture
  • Installing SRM5
  • Configuring SRM5 (Site Pairing, Inventory Mapping, Protection Groups etc.)
  • Creating and testing a Recovery Plan
  • SRM Failover
  • Next Steps

If you’re interested, register here.


VMware View 5 QuickStart Series

It’s short notice, but if you can find the time it might be worth it. VMware have today announced a View 5 QuickStart Series running for two days. I said short notice, the first part is tomorrow!

These QuickStarts do what they say on the tin, they’re crash courses to get you started.

Part One – Wednesday 2nd November 2011 @ 16:00 15:00 GMT

  • The main features of View 5
  • Installing and configuring View Connection Server
  • Adding individual desktop

Part Two – Thursday 3rd November 2011 @ 16:00 15:00 GMT

  • The software implementation of the PC-over-IP protocol
  • Install and configure composer
  • Deploy dedicated and floating linked clone pools

To register for these, you need a VMware Partner account. Once logged in, head to the Partner University, select “Programs” and then “QuickStart Series”.

UPDATED: Sorry, the times originally posted were an hour out.


VMware View 4.6 QuickStart Series

Next week VMware are running a couple of Webex sessions that will take a deep-dive look into VMware View. It’s a partner only event so you need to be registered in Partner Central. Details for registering can be found on the Partner University home page.

(Annoyingly 1 of the sessions clashes with the London VMUG but hopefully it’ll be available for replay afterwards.)

The following is how VMware describe the series:

View our VMware View 4.x series to see examples of how to use View to create and manage virtual desktops for a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. View live demonstrations discussing different functions and features of View designed to teach administrators new to VMware View:

  • View terminology, features, protocols and benefits
  • The relationship between VMware vSphere and VMware View
  • How View handles different use-cases through pool types
  • The relationship between Composer and VMware vCenter
  • About different pool types and use-cases
  • The different protocols used by VMware View, specifically PC-over-IP
  • The relationship between multiple VMware View Connection servers