My highlight session of the day was Jacob Jensen talking about high performance networking. Particularly talking about making the fact that there is a virtual switch in place as invisible as possible and the importance of VLANs in NIC count constrained ESX servers.
A close second was Nathan Wheat talking about security. As you’d expect the focus was on policy and procedures rather than technology. The technology is very secure if used correctly, as always the security falls down if the people using it don’t use it well.
The other sessions were good, unfortunately I missed Andre Kemp’s performance tuning session, which was very well attended and reportedly as entertaining as ever (also good material).
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