At the Dutch VMUG I presented two sessions. One was about HA/DRS and the other was about vCD. The vCD session contained a live demo and as a backup I decided to record the demo just in case for instance the internet connect would go down. The video shows the creation of an Organization, Org vCD, Org Network and of course a vApp. I didn’t want the video to go to waste so I decided to share it with all of you. I hope you will enjoy it.
As most of you know mini-VMworld, euuuh I mean the Dutch VMUG, is coming up pretty soon. I will be actively part of two sessions, one will be together with Willem van Engeland and we will be talking about vCloud Director. The other one is a Question and Answer session on VMware HA and VMware DRS together with Frank Denneman. The Q&A session is more or less an intro for our upcoming book I guess… Now, in order to make this session a success we need your (the attendees) help! We need questions on anything related to HA and DRS. Of course we will have an open microphone, but in order to ensure we have a flying start (yes the Dutch can be shy as well… hmmmm not really) we would like to have some questions up on a slide deck which we can discuss.
Now remember, we need your help. Think about HA and DRS… Did you always wanted to know what the impact is of Resource Pools? How the “host failures” admission control policy works? You name, we can discuss it. As most of the attendees will be Dutch, the following form is in Dutch as well…
The Dutch VMUG event has always been infamous for the massive amount of attendees and the excellent agenda. Of course the 2010 edition will be no different. The VMUG Team secured a great selection of speakers, and with roughly 700 attendees I guess you could say that it is a mini-VMworld.
Just for those wondering who will be speaking and what the topics are I made a short summary which is listed below. For the Dutch speaking you can find it as well on the VMUG website.
- VMware Keynote by Richard Garsthagen
- VMware vCloud Director by Willem van Engeland (VMware, Specialist SE Cloud) and Duncan Epping
- vSphere 4 Backup by Doug Hazelman (VEEAM)
- vSphere Disaster Recovery by Gabrie van Zanten (Openline / Gabesvirtualworld.com)
- vSphere Introduction by Viktor van den Berg (XTG / VMUG Leader)
- Advanced Troubleshooting by Eric Sloof (NTPro.nl)
- HA & DRS Q&A by Frank Denneman (VMware) and Duncan Epping
- Project VRC Phase III by Ruben Spruijt (PQR) and Jeroen v.d. Kamp (Login)
- PowerCLI is for Administrators by Alan Renouf (EMC) / Luc Dekens
- VDI & Storage = Deep Impact by Herco van Brug
- Workshop: Customizing vEcoshell for your Environment by Scott Herrold (Quest)
These are not all sessions, but these are the ones I personally wanted to highlight. Just look at those names…. it won’t get any better than that. If you don’t want to miss out on these sessions make sure you sign up now because I bet it will be sold out quickly.
By the way, as Frank and I will be doing a Q&A session on HA & DRS I will be publishing a blog post soon to start gathering questions… So if there is anything regarding HA or DRS you always wanted to have explained let us know. This is your chance.
The Danish VMUG is organizing a party Monday next week in Copenhagen during VMworld. It will start around 21:00 and will end around 01:00. In co-operation with VMUnderground they found multiple sponsors (EMC, IBM, Magirus, Veeam, TrendMicro, Quest, Netex, Nexenta) and as such entrance, beer and soda are free. Make sure you are on-time as there is only room for 300 people and judging by how popular WuPaas was at VMworld SF I will bet that the VMUG Party will also be sold out in no time.
Date:Monday, 11th of October
Time: 21:00 – 01:00
Location: Custom House, Havnegade 44, Nyhavn 1058
I have been told that the DK VMUG also ordered a new batch of their infamous vMUG, and they will be handing them our during the party!
I was just talking to Mr Alan Renouf and it appears that there are a couple of free slots left at the API/PowerCLI event that VMware has organized in coöperation with Alan on the 8th of October in London.
If you are in London on the 8th October 2010 then you could be in for a treat, VMware are arranging a fantastic event, well worth the visit and best of all its free !
The event is called: Managing vSphere in large environments using APIs and PowerCLI
There are limited spaces available so act now or you will miss out, some of the most fantastic minds of VMware will be gracing London with their presence before heading out to VMworld Copenhagen.
Think of this as a taster of the kind of things you can expect from Technology Exchange, the contents are listed below, I would recommend this to any VMware admins who are managing large implementations of vCenter, there will be some great detail in these sessions.
If you would like to attend please send an email to PowerCLIEvent@virtu-al.net with your name and company, this will strictly be on a first come first serve basis as there are limited numbers.
Exploring VMware APIs
Speaker: Preetham Gopalaswamy
vSphere APIs for Performance Monitoring
Speaker: Balaji Parimi, Ravi Soundararajan
Of course Alan really focussed on the API part of the event, but that is not all there is. If you thought my esxtop page was useful, make sure to attend this event as this is the best part of the day in my opinion:
Advanced performance troubleshooting using esxtop
Length: 60 minutes
This talk will teach you how to spot tricky performance issues using the various counters in esxtop.
Speaker: Krishna Raj Raja, Staff Engineer, Performance Team
If you are in the UK and can’t make it to VMworld, this is your chance to catch some of the top experts and get to know the API and esxtop inside out!