Today I was able to visit the VMware Express truck and meet some new VMware contacts. I meet both EMC vSpecialists from Chicago region, one of which I had met already. I took a couple of pictures and enjoyed a nice lunch from EMC while I waited for my turn to listen to the tour.
The truck was pretty impressive given that its a semi trailer. The inside was decorated much like an office or meeting room. There was 3 different presentation areas, a conference room and a datacenter area in the truck. I was not able to get a picture of the server rack because my batteries died. The rack had a vBlock setup in it, which consisted of Cisco UCS servers, EMC storage and Cisco for the networking. The tours were running about every 15 minutes and the turnout for the day was around 80 visitors.
The picture below was used to demo 3 different presentations. The first was follow the desktop the example given was a nurse that travels between rooms and wants her desktop to move from end point to end point without having to login each time. The rep used a smart card solution with auto login. The 2nd demo was called Access Across Boundaries, this just showed the different end point devices you can use to access view. Some that were shown were a netbook, iPhone with Wyse Pocket Cloud client installed and last was a monitor with hardware PCoIP installed. The last demo in this area was around VMware thin app. they used Acrobat 5 as a demo and showed it running on a Windows 7 VM.
The last section of the tour was centered around connecting multiple monitors to your View desktop. Currently VMware View supports up to 4 monitors. The picture below shows the multiple monitor display, I was a little shaky when I took the picture.
Overall there was nothing for me to learn at the truck but that’s not why I went anyways. It was a good chance to check out the VMware truck and network with different VMware and EMC contacts. You can see the scheduled dates for the truck in your area here, be sure to check often. I received an email with dates in my area that were never published on the site.
About Brian Suhr
Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design