A Managed and Virtualized Holiday .... (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)
By user12613380 on Dec 17, 2007
Some of you know that I have made a habit over many years now of being slightly creative at this time of year. So, here is this year's installment.
'Twas the Night Before a Virtually Managed Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the data center
Not a server was working; Did we need to hit Enter?
The Blades were all nestled, quite snug in their racks
While various Grid clusters were on the attack.
And Ray in his tevas, and Sue in her jeans
Had just settled down with some nice Java(TM) Beans.
When all through the enterprise there arose some alarms
We sprang to our dashboards to check all our farms.
To xVM Ops Center, we pointed our links
Which Channel? Perhaps in Management, we think.
The views on the screen of the current team state
Gave us a heart attack; it looked like a dire fate.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But a nicely dressed man, with a hat and some gear.
With a vision of truth and a blog that he'd done,
I knew in a moment, it must be Steve Wilson.
More rapid than Jonathan he came down the hall
And he whistled and shouted to not one, but all.
"Now Management, and Provisioning, and Updates, and Gear,
Have unified to virtualize the data center; it's here."
From the top of your enterprise to the individual file
Now use one UI to manage in style."
As I logged off Firefox and shut down with a beep
Through the doorway Steve Wilson came with a leap.
He was dressed in some slacks and a nicely pressed shirt
And his grin indicated the solution wouldn't hurt.
He spoke not a word but went straight to his work
Loaded all the agents then turned with a jerk.
And gripping the hands of my coworkers near
Then, giving a nod went to find some more gear.
But I heard him exclaim as he left in his car
"Use xVM Ops Center, and it will take you far!"