This weeks vendorwag I’m chatting to Burke Azbill of the vCO (VMware vCenter Orchestrator) Team. In case you don’t know the vCO Team have launched a brand new blog – in effort to galvanize the VMware Community to use vCO, and in ease the way into using it.
Burke Azbill is an IT professional with 15 years of experience in tech-support, network administration, web development, programming, and automation. He holds certifications from Microsoft, Novell, Citrix, Linux Professional Institute, VMware, and ITIL foundations. He is the founder of www.vcoteam.info and a member of the Cloud Orchestration Services team in VMware’s PSO. As a member of the Dunes staff, he joined VMware as part of the Dunes acquisition at Vmworld 2007.
If you want to visit their site – It’s jam-packed with some great getting started videos!
If you want to follow the vCO Team on the little birdy below!
I learned TWO really big thing about vCO whilst we did our vendorwag.
Firstly, I had always assumed that vCO was read-only to ALL customers, and you need a special license to make it customizable. I was SO wrong. I clearly needed my ears emptied of wax or my brain wasn’t engaged. It turns out in the lower SKU’s vCO is indeed a read-only environment, but for customers who are on the Std/Adv/Ent/Ent+ SKUs vCO is bundled with vCenter fully functional at no additional charge… DOH!
This weeks vendorwag introduces a brand new format. Previous vendorwags have just been split-screen videos recorded via Skype of me interviewing the vendor. After giving this some thought it seems rather stupid to have a vendor present without them being able to show/explain/answer questions – with the product at hand. So as part of an experiment I’ve been seeing if I could get both the product and the two-heads in one video. It’s a bit crude at the moment to be honest, and will get more polished as time goes on… But this first one will give you an idea of the direction I hope to go in future.