During VMworld a lot of parties, gatherings, events and activities are taking place. This list was put together to help you planning your trip to the conference more easily.

Take care to register early enough if necessary as there is a limited number of places for some of the gatherings. Also keep in mind that sometimes it is more interesting to visit the smaller events than the big ones…

At the moment the list is very empty, so please let me know via Twitter (@lessi001) or in the comments  if you know about a gathering or organize one. But I am pretty sure, that the list will fill up quick in the next days..

VMworld 2015 Barcelona – parties, gatherings, events and activities:

going to VMworld 2015 US? – use this list

EventTimeLocationRegister
vRockstar Party (?)Sunday, 11 October (?)
VMUG Member Party
#vBreakfastdates will be published soon!to be definedno registration needed
watch out on Twitter for #vBreakfast and #vBreakfastBCN
#vExpert, #VCDX, NSX Party??Invitation only
Welcome ReceptionTuesday, 13 October
17:30 - 19:30
Solutions ExchangeOpen to attendees
Veeam Party??
Hall CrawlWednesday, 14 October
17:00 - 19:00
Solutions ExchangeOpen to attendees
VMworld PartyWednesday, 14 October
19:00 - 22:00
Gran Fira, Hall 6Open to full conference pass attendees

During VMworld US a lot of parties, gatherings, events and activities are taking place. This list was put together to help you planning your trip to the conference more easily.

Take care to register early enough if necessary as there is a limited number of places for some of the gatherings. Also keep in mind that sometimes it is more interesting to visit the smaller events than the big ones…

The list fills up very quick, but I am sure there are still a lot of events missing. So please let me know via Twitter (@lessi001) or in the comments  if you know about a gathering or organize one.

VMworld 2015 US – parties, gatherings, events and activities:

going to VMworld 2015 Barcelona? – use this list

EventTimeLocationRegister
#vBreakfastSunday Aug 30
8:00am - 11:00am
Mel's Drive-In 801 Mission StRegister
Welcome ReceptionSunday Aug 30
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Solutions ExchangeOpen to attendees
#VMundergroundSunday Aug 30
8:00pm - 11:00pm
City View at the MetreonInformation
VMTurbo 2015 VIP Cocktail PartyMonday Aug 31
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Drake, 508 4th St., San FranciscoInformation/Register
Cirba’s Cocktail ReceptionMonday Aug 31
6:00pm - 9:00pm
The W Hotel 181 3rd St, San FranciscoInvite Only - visit Cirba's booth
Spiceworks PartyMonday Aug 31
6:30pm
Southside Spirit HouseInvite Only - visit Spiceworks booth
Tegile PartyMonday Aug 31
6:00pm
Eddie RickenbackersInvite Only - visit Tegile's booth
SolidFire's vExpert VIP DinnerMonday Aug 31
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Thirsty Bear
6601 Howard Street, San Francisco
exclusive for vExperts/Register here

SolidFire's Pursuit of #HoppinessMonday Aug 31
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thirsty Bear
6601 Howard Street, San Francisco
Register
Trend Micro PartyMonday Aug 31
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Jillian's
Metreon, 175 4th St, San Francisco
Invite Only
Nimble Storage PartyMonday Aug 31
7:00pm
Lucky Strike, 200 King St.Invite Only - visit Nimble's booth
Zerto
We will Rock you Party
Monday Aug 31
8:30pm - 11:00pm
The Terra Gallery
511 Harrison St
Information/Register
VMTurbo 2015 VIP Cocktail PartyMonday Aug 31
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Drake, 508 4th St.Information/Register
Hall CrawlTuesday September 1
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Solutions ExchangeOpen to attendees
AppSense PartyTuesday September 1
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Thirsty Bear
6601 Howard Street, San Francisco
Information/Register
HyTrust PartyTuesday September 1
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena LaneInvite only - visist HyTrust's booth
VMworld After PartyTuesday September 1
9:00pm - 11:59pm
Clift Hotel
495 Geary Street
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 929-2314
Information/Register
#vExpert #VCDX PartyTuesday September 1
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California St 15th FloorInvitation only
Lenovo PartyTuesday September 1
7:00pm
MezzanineInvite only - visist Lenovo's booth
Veeam PartyTuesday September 1
8:00pm
City View at the MetreonVisit Veeam booth
Solidfire's vExpert Wednesday Lunch Roundtable Wednesday September 2
eWow suite at the W Hotelexclusive for vExperts/Register here
VMworld PartyWednesday September 2
7:30pm - 10:30pm
AT&T ParkOpen to full conference pass attendees
vStogies 2015 sponsored by ZertoWednesday September 2
10:30 pm (after VMworld Party)
Cigar Bar and Grill
850 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA
Information/Register
Igel?Jillian's
Metreon, 175 4th St, San Francisco
Register

After replacing a memory DIMM in an ESXi host because of a hardware problem, the hardware memory sensor in vCenter was not reseting back from warning to normal.

HW warning

It took me some time till I noticed that it is necessary to reset the HP System Event Logs to get rid of the hardware warning in vCenter.

How to reset HP System Event Log:

  • login to your vCenter
  • select the host and open the Hardware Status tab
  • change the view to the System event log

system event log

  • click „Reset event log“
  • change the view to „Alerts and warnings“
  • click „Reset Sensors“
  • click on „Update“

Now the memory warning should be reset to „normal“

When you deploy an OVF Template you get the following error:

The OVF package requires unsupported hardware
Unsupported hardware family vmx-10

This error is related to the virtual hardware version configured for the OVF template – it is not supported by the used vSphere version.

Fortunately there is a workaround you can try:

Step 1 – edit the ovf file:

  • open the .ovf file with an editor
  • find the line <vssd:VirtualSystemType>vmx-10</vssd:VirtualSystemType>
  • change vmx-10 to eg. vmx-07 (or another hw-version working with your ESXi)
  • save the changes

Step 2 – calculate SHA-1 and change .mf file:

Now you have to replace the corresponding SHA-1 of the edited OVF file in the .mf file:

If you have a hashing utility, calculate the SHA-1 of the edited .ovf file and replace the hash in the .mf file.
Then the import of the OVF Template should work without any problems/errors.

If you do not have an hashing utility, download one. You can use eg. „HashmyFiles“ from NirSoft if you want.