Speaking at the HP Discover 2013 conference

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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:


VMworld 2013 Public Session Voting is Open – Please vote for my session

This year I again submitted a session to the VMworld 2013 Conference.

4510 Tips and Tricks on building agentless Antivirus scanners for Virtual Desktops.

This tips and techniques session is best for administrators and consultants looking to implement an Antivirus solution for their VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). The goal is to minimize I/O impact to VDI. We will discuss the two most developed scanners taking advantage of VMware vShield Endpoint application programing interfaces (APIs) – Trend Micro Deep Security Antivirus and McAfee Agentless MOVE AntiVirus. Specifically, we will focus on real-world examples of VMware, Trend Micro and McAfee best practices. For example, the participants will learn whether to use their current Antivirus for VDI versus VDI agentless antivirus, why the VM Communication Interface (VMCI) driver is important, how to deploy the Security Virtual Appliances (SVAs), why you should disable VMotion for SVAs, how to test your solution using EICAR test files and how to shut down your VDI agentless antivirus VMs properly if doing maintenance. A basic understanding of VMware vSphere, VMware View and Enterprise Antivirus solutions is recommended.

I am not sure if I will be successful, but here is where your vote can help me speak at the Conference.

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I will be forever thankful!

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