For several years now I have been a fairly regular attender of the London VMware User Group (VMUG) here in the UK. They’re a fantatsic opportunity to meet other people who: Work in the virtualisation space (and usually share a passion for it) Work with different ancillary products and technologies than you’re used to Work in different ways than you’re used Have different opinions on how to achieve the same IT related goals Have loads of great stories and experiences to share On top of all of that you get to learn lots of new things and pick the brains of some industry luminaries, oh and have a few beers with them afterwards. There are also VMUGs held regularly in the North of England (Leeds usually) and sometimes in Scotland as well I believe. I’ve only made it to the Northern VMUG […]
It’s not even a month since the last London VMUG event and the agenda for the next one has been released. The next meeting is on Thursday 14th July and is sponsored by Arista, Embotics and Vision Solutions. The London VMUG Steering Committee are delighted to invite you to our next event. Following on from the success of the new format unveiled at the May 12th VMUG, we will continue with multiple tracks and a vCOPS focused lab, along with a Genius Bar from VMware GSS to answer any burning issues you might have. Details are below and we are grateful to our sponsors – Arista Networks, Embotics and Vision Solutions. IMPORTANT: If you wish to participate in Alan’s PowerCLI session and/or lab, you MUST bring your own laptop/client device please! For the lab, you will need View 4.6 client […]
It barely seems like 5 minutes since the last London VMUG but at the same time it feels like so long ago too. But it’s April and the agenda has been set for the next London VMUG and registration is now open. The theme for this VMUG is “Journey to the Cloud” and it marks a departure from the format that the London VMUG has adopted up until this point. This time there will be two content tracks to choose from and some live labs available (in the same sort of style (but not scale) as VMworld). The agenda as it currently stands is: 10.00 – 10.20 – Welcome, Alaric Davies, Chairman 10.20 – 11.00 – presententation & demo the vCloud1 -Greg Branch, Director of Architecture, Colt and Dan Senior, Virtualisation Architect, Colt 1.00 – 11.45 – Paul Martin, Quest […]
The next date for the London VMUG was announced this morning. It is on Thursday 25th February 2010. The proposed agenda (shamelessly pinched from the announcement page on VMware Communities) is: 1100 – 1200 (Optional) PowerCLI / Powershell workshop – Alan Renouf. Please bring your own curly brackets. 12:30 – 13:00 Arrive & Refreshments 13:00 – 13:20 Welcome & News – Alaric Davies 13:20 – 14:00 Sponsor Presentation – Chris Hammans, Pano Logic Real world vSphere deployment experiences – Stuart Thompson (Mostly) Zero downtime DC migration for Dummies – Jonathan Medd 15:00 – 15:20 Refreshment break ESX home lab update, virtualizing Terminal Server workloads – Simon Gallagher Thin provisioning and capacity planning in a virtual world – Chris Evans, ‘The Storage Architect’ 16:45 – 17:00 Close 17:00 – Pub I plan to be there.
I had the pleasure of attending my first VMUG yesterday. I’ve wanted to join in for quite some time but there always seemed to be a reason why I missed it. This time though I was forewarned of the date by several blogs that I read and booked the day off straight away. (more…)