VMWorld 2012 in San Francisco


I am current looking at attending the VMWolrd conference to be held Aug. 26-30 in San Francisco.

I am trying to determine if it would be beneficial to attend. Our company does not have a strong skill set with regards to VMWare and virtualization, so I thought  that attending this conference would be beneficial.

I am hoping to hear comments from past participants.

I am looking to learn about the following (for example):

         1. Learn about features available in virtualization, in particular related to ESXi server
         2. Speak to professional regarding disaster recovery (in a virtual environment) and   demonstrate / suggest possible solutions
         3. Review architecture and key points within VMware environment.
The above is just a sample of what I am looking to gain by attending the conference.

Any suggestions / comments would be greatly appreciated.




So, did you attend past conferences for VMWorld?
What did you get out of it?
Who is Participating?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'm sure @coolsport00 will chip in here later, but for me personally, never been, no time!

But, Experts Exchange is a great place to Learn all things VMware and Virtualisation, also do not forget the many VMware Blogs from over 400 VMware vExperts, and the VMware Forums.

Also join your Local VMUG chapter, for FREE!

As for learning, a Certified Training Course will go a long way, and probably be cheaper than a VMworld Trip, with Conference Entry, Hotel Expenses, Food etc

Depends what sort of person you are, do you learn by reading, books, forums, hands-on?

VMware Labs are not to be missed, but you might not find a place on a lab you want to do!

Do not forget, it's up to YOU, to find things at VMworld, and if you do get the chance to go, Before you go plan your days, what do you want to achieve, your goals, what you want to see and do!!! Because it's massive!

mbudmanAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the ffeback.


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