Ok so you have been to VMworld 2010, got out of bed at 730AM for the keynote on vCD with before hand having a ridiculous burrito and stale awful coffee or such like for breakfast at the VMworld catering, before rushing to get into the first sessions feeling like you are merely a single sardine in a sea of many through the crowds and then after all that got home after those general product sessions to install and see vCD for yourself to find;
- It requires Redhat 64 Bit,
- Needs an Oracle DB
- Has no OVF based appliance
Disappointed comes to mind with a prereq list like that, especially after i’ve had a twitter stream, RSS feed and work email box inundated with hype over this product. I would expect with the push of virtual appliances and the alliances with Novell this could be packaged into a VA so at least simpletons like me could at least get half way to deploying.
It’s a shame, it appears vCD that I know full well has been in development for sometime under the Redwood guise has merely been released to woo customer and raise share prize at VMworld.
Well I will tell you this…if a product that is going to “take me into the next decade of IT” as the marketing waffle suggest it has got a lot of work to do in a short space of time to convince me of this…..personally releasing a product that is as fundamental to VMware’s future as where the initial ESX releases back in the original rise of VMware I think they are treading on thin ice.
End of rant