Speaking at the HP Discover 2013 conference

HP Discover screenshot

This is my 5th year to have the honor of speaking at the HP Discover conference.

Thank you to past attendees who rate my session high, and to HP staff who pick my session.

Session time:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Pacific Standard Time (7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern Standard Time).

My presentation is called “TB2603 – Building VMware vSphere 5.1 with blades, Virtual Connect and EVA.”

The session will discuss how VMware ESXi 5.1 (vSphere) can be implemented on HP c-Class blades, Virtual Connect and EVA, as well as the Flex-10/10D module and WS460c Gen8 blade with eight GPUs. The presentation will focus on real-world VMware and HP best practices, including how to load balance storage area network paths, how to make Virtual Connect really “connect” to Cisco Internet protocol switches, how to configure virtual local area networks for the Virtual Connect modules and VMware virtual switches and how to solve firmware and driver headaches with Virtual Connect and ESXi 5.1. Attendees will also receive tips on design decisions. A basic understanding of VMware, c-Class blades and Virtual Connect is recommended.

Here is the official HP link to the session:


You will be able to download the session slides starting the evening of June 12 on this blog.

This year, I decided to do some Social Media experiments.

So, please live Tweet points you find interesting during the session, using the following hashtag:


Look for suggested tricks in the slides.

In addition, use #HPtrick hashtag to chat with me on Twitter:

June 18, 2013 — Tuesday, 2-3 pm Eastern Standard Time (11 am – 12 pm Pacific Standard Time).

If you would like to attend the HP conference in person, please register:


Then, choose session TB2603 in the Session Scheduler:


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