What’s great about computers today and good virtualization software is that you can do more with less.
However, I continue to pick areas where I need as much or more hardware on the road with me. While the promise of the cloud and Internet in general is great. I can’t always count on reliable connectivity back to my servers. And since I tend to do demo heavy talks, I’m forced to travel with a fair amount of kit.
For Tech Ed 2011 in Atlanta, I’m doing an all-day workshop on virtualization for developers and two sessions. The sessions can be fulfilled with just one of my W510s. My workshop however, demands a bit more.
So, what am I packing?
- Two Lenovo W510s
- Two Intel 160 GB Gen2 SSD in external cases over eSata to W510s
- One Lenovo X61
- One 8-port HP Switch with VLAN support
- One DLINK 4-port router
- One QNAP TS-259 Pro+
This configuration will let me show Hyper-V Live Migration as well as run a full Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management demo domain with a DC, SCVMM host, TFS, Build, Developer, and Tester machines and of course a Hyper-V host to run lab machines.
Hope to see you there!
[Edit] Fixed bulleted list.