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VMUG Portland Trip Report – vSphere APIs for Performance Monitoring Lab


Just wanted to share with you my experience participating in the 1st ever Portland VMUG Performance Lab. This was a 1 day event in the great City of Portland Oregon (go Timbers)

The local VMUG leaders Bill H. and Dominic R. put together a super lab for their users. The Lab was focused on understanding the vSphere Performance metrics and more important showing people how to pull meaningful data using the vSphere APIs.

The lab was delivered by the Ravi S. and Balaji P. aka "The vSphere API Performance Duo". Ravi is the expert in vCenter Performance Engineering and Balaji has been known to bend the vSphere APIs to his will. I think the two together can maybe solve global warming, or at least be able to help your organization understand how to harness the power of the vSphere APIs.

The session has been recorded and will be posted for all to enjoy. If you are interested in harnessing the power of the vSphere APIs in order to pull real performance data – join us at our upcoming Technology Exchange for Developers @VMworld 2010.

As a side note I wanted to call out an interesting aspect of how the event was put together in terms of audience participation. I think it was interesting and it seemed like it did the trick.

The model that Bill, and Dominic put together was designed for partial participation and fluid question and answer. I think this model worked out great as it allowed for people who really want access to the keyboard (hands on kind of guys) as well as folks who just want to ask questions. This also works for folks that just want to sit back and absorb the talk. This is a good model to think about moving for future events.

Thanks again to the great folks from the Portland VMUG for inviting us, this was a great event and hopefully it was useful to our attendees. VMUG Leaders let us know if this sounds interesting to you !

Last minute changes to Lab environment done by Ravi and Balaji…

VMUG users getting ready for the show, we had two sessions, one morning and one in the afternoon.

Could not have pulled this off if it wasnt for the VMUG Sponsors. 

Bill and Dominic introduce the lab – (I really need to get a real video camera)