Before I'll report on this major upcoming VMware event, I'd like to inform all ESX Virtualization Blog readers about my recent changes. My life change was programmed and planned. We moved back to France (continental) last month. After 17 years living in Reunion Island (Fr), we decided to discover more countries in Europe and elsewhere. During those 17 years at Reunion we were able to travel a lot within the zone (South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Rodrigues Island, Australia, or Tasmania), but still, to travel further, it's complicated and most of the flights are through Europe anyway.
I know that the pandemic put a hard stop on every travel activity that I used to have (ex. VMworld Barcelona) or Veeam Vanguard Summit, but I think we'll get through it with the fast vaccination after all. I'm expecting things to be better in 2022, with fewer restrictions and vaccination.
Let's get back to VMworld 2021. As you might already be noticed, this year's VMworld registrations are now open. You can register for free here. Due to the pandemic, the remote VMworld 2021 has the same operational character as the one last year. Be sure to live in an area with good internet speed.
No need to say that the number of sessions will be again huge. With the explosion of the number of VMware products and cloud services, you'll definitely need to filter the topics and technical difficulty, to watch sessions that you're interested in. Otherwise yes, there are too many of them.
So, back to me and my move. We're still looking for a place to live in France. We have not settled just yet. Visiting family at the moment. But I've already gone mobile. I have bought a mobile box with a 4G/5G Internet access and took an unlimited mobile data plan. As of now, I'm able to work from anywhere. (Tethering internet connection on my iPhone sucks, that's why).
The laptop only setup wasn't sustainable so that's why I went and build a new workstation based on the latest AMD 5950x CPU. The virtual lab is much faster than on the Xeon lab I had the past couple of years. The 16 core CPU is for something too. Very comfortable indeed.
There is a graphic card I kept from the previous setup (it's Nvidia 1070) because of the availability and prices of current graphics cards are not normal (double the price for a GC????? well, not for me).
The setup is completed also with a new screen, a BenQ 4k screen which I got just a bit under 300€. Let's see how it goes, but so far so good.
The 17 years at Reunion island was nice, and I think that it is not over as we keep contacts, friends, and our house (rented) there. It's a beautiful Island with multi-cultural and multi-religion backgrounds where there aren't (almost) any conflicts as each religion is equally represented.
We're up to new horizons now, with a new setup and a new lab…
I might do a write in details on the setup in one of the future posts.
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