As you may know, the session catalog for VMWorld 2012 came out a few days ago. I just took a few moments to peruse the catalog and pick out a list of sessions I though sounded interesting. I still need to prioritize and weed out this list before session registration begins. I will also need to reconcile the sessions I attend with my desire to complete a lot more of the hands on lab sessions than I did at VMWorld 2010. I’m hoping to be more of a lab rat this time around!
In no particular order, here are the sessions on my list so far:
- INF-VSP1504 – Ask the Expert vBloggers
- EUC1190 – VMware View 5.1 Reference Architecture
- INF-BCO1505 – vSphere Replication: Technical Walk-through with Engineering
- APP-CAP2165 – BOSH
- EUC1455 – Horizon Deep Dive and Best Practices
- EUC2030 – VMware View and Storage: Thinking Outside the Box of Disks
- INF-BCO2360 – Disaster Recovery With Site Recovery Manager Customer Case Study
- INF-SEC1172 – Using vShield and vCenter Configuration Manager to Achieve Better Than Physical Security for Business Critical Applications
- INF-STO1545 – Architecting Storage DRS Datastore Clusters
- INF-STO2564 – Supercharged SAN: Fine-tune Your VAAI Enabled vSphere SAN with This Collection of Configuration and Performance Best Practices
- INF-VSP1168 – Architecting a Cloud Infrastructure
- INF-VSP1196 – vCloud Director Networking Deep Dive
- INF-VSP1423 – esxtop for Advanced Users
- INF-VSP2825 – DRS: Advanced Concepts, Best Practices and Future Directions
- OPS-CSM1209 – Securing the Virtual Environment: How to Defend the Enterprise
- EUC1920 – A Case Study: Implementing Zimbra as a Private Cloud Collaboration Solution
- EUC2792 – View 5.1: Security Deep Dive
- INF-BCO2147 – VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager – What’s New and Technical Overview
- INF-NET2162 – VXLAN Deep Dive
- INF-NET2207 – vSphere Distributed Switch – Technical Deep Dive
- INF-VSP1365 – Understanding VMware ESXi Security
- INF-VSP1475 – vSphere 5 Design Discussions
- INF-SEC1388 – VMware Go: The Zen for SMB IT Management (Business Value)
- PAR1895 – Creating a Highly Profitable Virtualization Practice with VMware Go Pro
- PAR2674 – Opening up the SMB Market with the Zimbra Software Virtual Appliance for Email and Collaboration
If you plan on going, but haven’t registered yet, hop to it!
Just had to whip out a quick blog post about my experience installing the dead-simple Yubikey plugin for WordPress. It really is as easy as the Installation page states:
- Buy a Yubikey
- Create a Yubico ID & API Key (This URL is wrong, I’ve posted the right one below)
- Unzip plugin into your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
- Enter Key ID on the Users -> Profile and Personal options page.
- Enter Yubico ID & API key on the Settings -> Yubikey options page.
Id/key confused ? Well the Key ID is the first 12 chars from the output Your Yubikey generates, they don’t change, the Yubico ID and API Key is used when communicating with the Yubico authentication server.
I only had one issue, but it was minor. After installing the plugin per the directions above, my login screen had a message stating that Yubikey authentication was disabled because I was missing the PHP Curl and Hash modules. A quick ‘sudo apt-get install php5-curl phg5-mhash; sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart’ later, and I was good to go!
Finally, the updated URL for generating a Yubico API key. You need to complete step 1 first, however, because you’ll need to provide an OTP and an e-mail address to generate the API key.
It has been awhile. I didn’t get too many photos from this Farmers Market.
As always, please visit my Flickr Set, or click on each photo below to go directly to it on Flickr. Please share and enjoy these photos, and remember that they are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike (BY-NC-SA) license.
Our second Farmers’ Market of the 2012 season, and another great crowd. This time, I got some wonderful photos of the talented Brocal Chords vocal group performing on the street corner. I was also able to capture several couples strolling the market.
As always, please visit my Flickr Set for more photos (there are 19 in total), or click on each photo below to go directly to it on Flickr. You can also skip straight to the slide show if you’d like. Please share and enjoy these photos, and remember that they are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike (BY-NC-SA) license.