Another VMUG is upon us, and this time there is a twist. Being fans of Darren Woollards design talks at the UK VMUG, we wanted to bring some of that design knowledge to our event.
With that in mind we have created an event that blends design and troubleshooting in to one agenda with the focus firmly placed on education.
Before I give you an insight into what we have in store, don’t forget to register here to attend
Darren Woollard (aka grandpa) will be joining us to host one of his aforementioned popular design sessions. The intention of the session is to let the audience get actively involved in the design decisions of a mock companies infrastructure.
Chris Beckett, one of our local VMUG members will hosting a design and troubleshooting session, again with the focus placed firmly on getting the audience involved. Chris is a regular to our VMUG so has an insight into the kind of topics and issues our chapter may be facing.
vRealize Operations has become an increasingly powerful product allowing IT admins to troubleshoot, size and manage more efficiently. Matt Steiner from VMware (who recently created and ran some of VMwares Hands on Labs) will be taking us through vRealize Operations Manager Troubleshooting.
Our resident VMware specialist Ashley Davies will be giving us the latest heads up on the VMware news, no doubt with a bit of VMworld preparation thrown in.
By far my favourite title of any presentation bar Duncan Eppings previous “Goodbye SAN Huggers” is Pernix Datas. Pernix will be asking “Are you aiming for mountains of Awesomeness ore molehills of mediocrity from your storage performance?”
James Smith will be taking us through the hot topic of storage performance in a virtualized environment and demonstrating how Pernix can help ease the woes.
Andrei Ionescu will be tackling the prickly subject of security with his presentation “Navigating the new security designs”.
Andrei is one of BitDefenders Professional Services Engineers and brings a wealth a knowledge of the their products and security issues in general.
Jonathan Disley, a Senior Systems Engineer with Nimble will discussing how Infosight and VMVision allows for proactive design, capacity and performance upgrade planning.
Storage Performance is always one of the big trouble shooting areas, and Jonathans session titled “How Nimble InfoSight and VMvision deliver proactive wellness, and enable rapid troubleshooting of performance issues in VMware environments” is sure to provide a great insight into how Nimble are able to deliver.
Did someone mention giveaways?
A VMUG just isn’t the same without some raffle prizes to give away, and so to that end we have managed to acquire the following with the intention of some lucky attendees walking away with them
- VMUG Advantage Membership – This is an easy way to save money on training and education and is valued at around $2,300. One great highlight is the new EVALExperience which gives you access to nine VMWare products for a full year for personal use.
- A Sonos – Lets face it, you can never have enough music, so having a decent speaker is vital. To that end, Nimble have kindly provided a Sonos Speaker for someone to take to a loving home.
- BitDefender Goodies – BitDefender are bringing what I can only describe as a “goodie bag” which I have been reliably informed will be choked full of all manner of things including USB sticks, Powerbanks and fully fledged 1 Year licenses.
We know this is a packed agenda, so its only fair that we provide you a bit of lunch and refreshments throughout the day. We have even got a few drinks with your name on at the bar to finish the day off.
As you can see we have really tried to ensure its about the User in VMware User Group with the focus on providing useful and valuable information direct from the experts.
I am looking forward to seeing if this shapes our future events, and hope to see you there.