I had to be the first one to make a really bad joke.
Everyone will admit, how to efficiently back up your VM’s is a hot topic. Remember VDP is VMware’s product, but a lot of EMC technical people should be able to let you know right away how it works. VDP will be an excellent fit for a lot of customers with environments where they can’t spend extra on “virtual” backups.
Here are some of my favorite things in the new VDP.
- First it is built right into the new vSphere Web Client
- A simple wizard guides you through making the jobs.
- VDP uses Change block tracking to accelerate full restores.
- Integrated Self-service File level restore. What is better than file level restore? No one opening a ticket to ask you to do it!
The other stuff
Someone will eventually ask what is the difference between VDP and Avamar?
- Max # VMs: 100
- Storage Pool: up to 2TB
- Replication (DR): None
- Image-Level backup only
I am very excited this year for VMworld. As is tradition there will be an In-n-Out run. More details on this as my calendar is more packed in previous years. It might need to be a late night run.
One other thing I am excited about is this years vHunt twitter game. In addition to all of the fun prizes EMC will be providing (a new iPad for one). I will be carrying out at the show some very special prizes thanks to VMware Press.
Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator by Cody Bunch
The Official VCP 5 Certification Guide by Bill Ferguson
VMware vSphere 5 Building a Virtual Datacenter by Eric Maille and Rene-Francois Mennecier
Managing and Optimizing VMware vSphere Deployment by Sean Crookston and Harley Stagner
Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 by Mike Laverick
While supplies last and if you find will need to find me OUTSIDE of the EMC Booth to get the prize. Once you find me tweet a picture with me and your new book with the #vHunt hastag and copy @VMwarepress.