Yesterday I was at the Novell Congres in Ede the Netherlands. And I must say it was really nice day with a lot of interesting session. In the morning I followed a session from Ron van Herk about ZENworks Configuration Management 11. A few things about this session were very intresting:

  • The interface of ZCM11 looks and feels the same as ZCM10
  • Reporting server is added by default
  • Linux management is integrated, as of ZCM11 it’s possible to create a bundle who installs a RPM
  • Only Suse and Red-Hat server are supported, not Debian (including Ubuntu)

After this, I followed a the session: Automatic deployment of a SLES/OES server. This session was all about Installation servers, PXE boot and Autoyast wich I find very intreseting. You can view the deck slide over here. Most of the deck slide is in dutch (notice the .nl in! ;-))

Next was the keynote from Johan Rosius from Novell. Johan Rosius is Vice President Identity and Security Management EMEA. The keynote was all about cloud computing and Identity Mangement and how it all combines. Unfortunately I had the leave in the middle to prepare my session: Open Enterprise Server 2 on VMware vSphere best practises. I had about 50 people in Studio 1. Very nice, and I only saw 2 people sleeping 😉 The responses were great. It’s always nice, that if you put a lot of effort in a presentation, you get nice responses. Of course you can download my session over here.

After this I didn’t follow any technical sessions any more.

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a experienced VMware Architect with more than 20 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Hyper Converged with a deep interest into performance and architecture. Michael is VCDX 210 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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