Latest Entries »

Friday, November 16, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Inmar
2650 Pilgrim Court
Meeting Rooms B & C
Winston Salem, NC 27106
Click here for driving directions

Join us for the upcoming North Carolina Triad VMUG meeting taking place on Friday, November 16, 2012.

This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Be sure to visit the North Carolina Triad VMUG Workspace and subscribe to our listserv!  Connect with your fellow VMUG members in the forum, ask and answer questions about VMware, and get involved in your VMUG community.

Registration is open and included as part of your VMUG member benefits. Please note, in order to register for this meeting we ask that you sign up for a complimentary VMUG membership at MyVMUG.org, if you haven’t already done so.

Meeting Agenda

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Registration and Member Mixer
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Announcements, Agenda, and Introductions
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Tintri – Trent Steele: How VM Aware Flash storage works and solves problems
12:40 – 1:40 p.m.  To Be Determined – Multiple possible topics but only one presented
1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting Wrap-Up & Giveaways

We would like to say a special thank you to our meeting sponsor

Registration to Open Soon

Please note: You will need to log into the VMUG web site to register for this meeting. If you have not already obtained your VMUG login credentials, please visit the Username and/or Password Help page to request your username and password.

Friday, July 13, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NWN Corporation Office
7025 Albert Pick Road
Suite 302
Greensboro NC, 27409
Click here for driving directions

Join us for the upcoming North Carolina Triad VMUG meeting taking place on Friday, July 13, 2012.

This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Be sure to visit the North Carolina Triad VMUG Workspace and subscribe to our listserv!  Connect with your fellow VMUG members in the forum, ask and answer questions about VMware, and get involved in your VMUG community.

Registration is open and included as part of your VMUG member benefits. Please note, in order to register for this meeting we ask that you sign up for a complimentary VMUG membership at MyVMUG.org, if you haven’t already done so.

Meeting Agenda

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Registration and Member Mixer
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Announcements, Agenda, and Introductions
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Xangati – Bernie Watson: Performance Management – Stop the Virtualization Blame Game

Xangati will explore why virtualization gets blamed for nearly every problem occurring in the infrastructure and what you can do about it. This presentation and technical demo will cover: Why the network, storage and application teams (and even vendors) point the finger at virtualization; What information you need to stop the blame war in its tracks and resolve the alleged virtualization problems; and Real-world examples when virtualization was wrongly blamed and what was the real culprit (or culprits).

Bernie Watson, Senior Systems Engineer at Xangati, frequently speaks at VMware User Conferences and local VMUGs. He helps IT organizations of all sizes to improve their cloud, virtualization and VDI performance management.

12:40 – 1:40 p.m.  eGroup – John Flisher: What is better than a great vSphere application or utility, a free one

vSphere has a lot of third-party integration and this session takes a look at some of the best third-party tools out there and revels that they are entirely for free.  Most of these applications are developed by devoted individuals who spend a lot of time and effort to make them freely available and often they are better than their paid counter parts.  Join us as we take a look into to the top 10 Free vSphere applications and utilities.

John Flisher is a Technical Consultant for eGroup with 10+ years of experience in system and network administration, private and public cloud architectures, and storage area networks.
John’s background includes titles such as, Senior Network Administrator, VMUG Leader (Wilmington NC), Technology Manager, and VMworld Lab Instructor (2009).

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting Wrap-Up & Giveaways

We would like to say a special thank you to our meeting sponsor:  Xangati - recognized leader in performance management solutions

Register Today to join us for this free informative event.

Please note: You will need to log into the VMUG web site to register for this meeting. If you have not already obtained your VMUG login credentials, please visit the Username and/or Password Help page to request your username and password.

Nothing is set yet so please email me triadvmug@gmail.com or comment on this discussion.

Plan would be to leave from Four Seasons mall, meet/load at a lot near Koury Convention Center.

Notes:
1. Meet up would be early to provide time to get to CLT before 7:30 or 8:00
2. There would be a short window for loading so on time or left behind

For those of you who applied or follow these things, the “not quite final” list of 2012 vExperts has been published by Alex and John.  They say the list has a few additions but no deletions so if you are on the list you can do your happy/nerd/geek dance.

It is an honor for me and I was quite surprised honestly, to have found my name on the list.  Surprised since I had only applied at the encouragement of Jean Williams and I did not feel that my contributions met the criteria, but apparently I was wrong.  Also, they used my full name so when I check the list the first time, sorted by first name, I did not see a Brent.  Anyway a big “thank you” to the community for the honor and congratulations to all the other vExperts for 2012!

To the members,

I regret to inform you that I was not able to pull another meeting out of the magical hat.  I say that with some humor but I do regret the fact.  I am open to suggestions for topics, recommendations for sponsors, and of course volunteers to provide non-sponsored presentations.  Additionally, if anyone is looking to raise their profile in the chapter please let me know and I will be more than happy to get you up to speed and productive.

 

Regards,
Brent Quick

 

Super Session Date – March 2nd 2012

Registration Link to MyVMUG.org site

Nutanix, Wyse, Liquidware Labs, and the VMware View team are sponsoring a special meeting on the topic of VDI. It will focus on the two key components of a successful VDI deployment, the hardware and the software. The hardware to make the VDI responsive with the same rich experience as a local desktop and the software to mange all the little settings and tweaks every user does to make their Windows environment their own while still allowing administrators to use a single master OS image for users. So come out to the Triad VMUG’s first special sponsored meeting and find out how you can reduce you PC count, desktop management headache’s, and still provide users a great work experience. View full article »

Friday, January 27, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Moses Cone Woman’s Hospital
Education Building – Rooms 1 & 2
801 Green Valley Road
Greensboro NC, 27408
Click here for driving directions.

Join us for the upcoming Greensboro/Triad VMUG meeting taking place on Friday, January 27, 2012.

This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Registration is open and included as part of your VMUG member benefits. Please note, in order to register for this meeting we ask that you sign up for a complimentary VMUG membership at MyVMUG.org, if you haven’t already done so. Click login below to sign up today.

Meeting Agenda

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Registration and Member Mixer
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Announcements, Agenda, and Introductions
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Brocade – Dr. Chip Copper: Introduction and Overview Ethernet fabrics

Brocade is offering a workshop around the country called Fabrics 101: Essentials of Ethernet Fabrics, now we do not have three hours for that presentation so Dr. Chip Copper is going to scale it down.  So strap on your learning caps as we get some Ethernet Fabric knowledge dropped on us!

12:40 – 1:40 p.m. VCDX – Jason Nash: The Journey to 100%: Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications

Jason Nash will provide an approach/outline for what to consider when trying to virtualize Tier 1 database and email servers.  Jason will discuss the pros and cons of making MS SQL and MS Exchange into virtual machines and how to estimate capacity to produce a predictable outcome.

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting Wrap-Up & Giveaways

We would like to say a special thank you to our meeting sponsor:  www.brocade.com

Register Today to join us for this free informative event.

Please note: You will need to log into the VMUG web site to register for this meeting. If you have not already obtained your VMUG login credentials, please visit the Username and/or Password Help page to request your username and password.

Friday, October 28, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Moses Cone Woman’s Hospital
Education Building – Rooms 5 & 6
801 Green Valley Road
Greensboro NC, 27408
Click here for driving directions.

Join us for the upcoming Greensboro/Triad VMUG meeting taking place on Friday, October 28, 2011.

This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Registration is open and included as part of your VMUG member benefits. Please note, in order to register for this meeting we ask that you sign up for a complimentary VMUG membership at MyVMUG.org, if you haven’t already done so. Click login below to sign up today.

Meeting Agenda

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Registration and Member Mixer
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Announcements, Agenda, and Introductions
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Nimble Storage – Converged iSCSI Storage, Backup, and Disaster Recovery

Nimble Storage has a unique storage solution and technology in their CASL™ architecture so come find out what makes it unique by spending “a day day in the life of I/O on Nimble Storage”

12:40 – 1:40 p.m. VMware vSphere Security & Hardening – Overview & Tips for Securing your Virtual Environment

Jason Nash (VCDX#49 ,vExpert ) will provide an overview of security for vSphere and discuss securing your vSphere environments.  He will talk about DMZ architectures, hardening vSphere and vCenter, use cases for the components of the vShield suite, as well as some 3rd party products.

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Meeting Wrap-Up & Giveaways

We would like to say a special thank you to our meeting sponsor: www.nimblestorage.com

 

Register Today to join us for this free informative event.

Please note: You will need to log into the VMUG web site to register for this meeting. If you have not already obtained your VMUG login credentials, please visit the Username and/or Password Help page to request your username and password.

VMworld 2011 Winners

Just wanted to give a shout out to a couple of past VMUG sponsors who took home the Tech Target gold for best of a category.  You can see the complete list here.

Category: Hardware for Virtualization

Winner: Arista Networks, Arista EOS with VM Tracer / Auto Segmentation
The VM Tracer links Arista switches to VMware’s vCenter and creates an infrastructure in which the network responds to changes in VMs, among other capabilities.

Category: New Technology

Winner: Veeam Software, Veeam Backup & Replication v6
Version 6 of Veeam’s popular tool provides image-based data protection that companies need for traditional file-based backups. It impressed the judges because it takes virtual data protection further.

 

Congratulations!

VMworld2011

I wanted to let those of you who are going to VMworld 2011 know about some events/booth locations/announcements being made by sponsors and partners.

First up (since they responded first) – Veeam (Team Green) is showing off version 6 of their Backup/Replication tool but follow the link at the end for the entire VMworld activities ($6K giveaway) – Link

Next we have Quest Software (Server Virtualization/Management) who has about three or four ways to win some money and several sessions they would like you to attend – Link for details. For a listing of recent product announcements go here.

Of course the VMUG organization will be there and would like for you to see them and save some money on your VMUG Advantage subscription – Go here for details.  You must be registered with myvmug.org to see the page.

Arista Networks (VMworld Labs sponsor) will be showcasing a key new data center networking technology developed jointly with VMware, drop by booth #1328 for details.

 

That is all for now – more to come if sponsors/partners get back to me.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 126 other followers