Es geht weiter mit den Anlässen! Wie wir es schon vor einiger Zeit angekündigt haben, haben wir für 2021 viele interessante Themen für euch rausgesucht und verpacken diese in kleine handliche virtuelle Meetings. Alles ist live, nichts ist pre-recorded.
So auch beim nächsten Thema. Wir dürfen Pure Storage als Speaker herzlich begrüssen! Und auch dieses Mal dürfen wir wieder einige tolle Goodies verlosen, welche wir von Pure erhalten haben. Vielen Dank für eure Unterstützung!
Tragt euch schon mal folgendes Datum und Zeitfenster in die Kalender ein:
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We put the safety and health of our members above all else. As such, we are closely monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe.
Due to the current situation around Corona we discussed the topic with our Swiss French colleagues and also with the speakers. Unfortunately, we have to cancel this event.
Currently, we don’t plan any events at least in the first half of this year, due to the Corona situation.
Please don’t register anymore for this event. An informational email will be sent as soon as possible.
We’re back! Yes, it was a long time, and we are really sorry about this! But we’re back now, and we will start the year with an awesome VMUG meeting!
Today we proudly announce our first VMUG meeting for this year! And we’re starting with a bombshell! In January this year, we were contacted by our friends from the Swiss-French VMUG. They told us that they are in contact with a VMware specialist to have him on their next VMUG meeting. And thanks to our friends we’re happy to welcome Cormac Hogan from VMware as our special guest for our first VMUG meeting this year!
Also a long-time supporter of our VMUG, a good friend, and a community guru, we also welcome Dennis Zimmer to our first VMUG meeting this year!
About our guests
Cormac Hogan is currently working as a Chief Technologist in the Office of the CTO in the Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) Business Unit at VMware. Specialized in Software-Defined Storage, hyper-converged infrastructure. Co-author of the „Essential Virtual SAN“ and „vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive“ books. Main author and owner of the blog cormachogan.com.
Dennis Zimmer has a strong reputation as a technology visionary across the globe. He has written 10 books, hundreds of magazine articles and video training, that are read and used by leading IT professionals. He has been awarded VMware vExpert for 11 years in a row and is a thought leader within the Virtualization Community. CEO of Opvizor.
About the event
Cormac Hogan will present us with the latest bits about vSAN, VMware Cloud Formation, Kubernetes Storage Constructs, Cloud Native Storage, and we might get a little sneak peek into the future. Dennis Zimmer will tell us more about Kubernetes on VMware in Detail.
We’re hosted at the Westhive in Zurich. This restaurant is located at the same address as the VMware Switzerland HQ. What a coincidence! You can find more information about the location itself on their website: https://www.westhive.com/en/.
We’d like to thank to VMware for the sponsoring of this event. We’ve got good connections to our VMware friends at the Switzerland HQ and the brought up the idea of this location.
Parking / Travel
There is a parking garage near the location, just some minutes in walking distance, Parkhaus Zürich P-West, Förrlibuckstrasse 151, 8005 Zürich. If you travel by public transportation, just catch the Tram number 6 or 8, or the bus number N13, and hop out at the stop Fischerweg.
Registration is open. Please visit our Swiss German VMUG Community site to register for the event. Please be aware of the registration limit of 45 people due to available space at the location. Thank you!
Notice: please check your spam or junk folder if you don’t get a registration confirmation shortly after registration. Maybe you could add the email address „Mail@ConnectedCommunity.org“ to your trusted senders list.
The September event is all about Performance Monitoring with real-world problems and solutions. We’re hosted at „The Alehouse“ in Zurich, close to the University of Zurich. Our member Tom Luessi, Truecore GmbH, and Dennis Zimmer from Opvizor will show you interesting things about Performance Monitoring.
About the speakers
Dennis Zimmer is working since 20 years in the server virtualization area. He wrote several books, hundreds of magazine articles and video trainings. Dennis is also a 10-time VMware vExpert and is a thought leader within the Virtualization Community. Dennis is the CEO and board member of Opvizor Inc.
Tom Luessi is is working more than 15 years in IT in training, systems engineering and consulting, and is the CEO of Truecore GmbH. Tom is also working as CTO at the Swiss cloud provider Naveum AG. Since 2011 Tom is working as an IT-trainer and speaker at many specialist congresses, events and educational institutes. He is also a VMware vExpert.
About the topic
Tom gives us an insight into the customer’s requirements for performance and SLA monitoring, from the point of view of the Swiss cloud provider Naveum AG, using the example of the VMware vCloud Director based Infrastructure as a Service platform. Dennis showcases solutions with Opvizor’s hands-on products through live demos and experiences.
Multi-tenant VMware vCloud solution for service providers to automate virtual machine deployment and monitoring
NUMA, vNUMA problems, analysis and optimization
Monitor the vCSA appliance and the internal database
vSAN 6.7 Monitoring and Storage Profiling
Intro, VMUG presentation, Agenda
Performance- and SLA Monitoring in vCloud Director on a real-life example
Performance Monitoring –
Real-Life issues and solutions
Burgers, Beer and Networking
About the event details
We’ll meet at 5:30pm for the welcome, then from 6:00pm we’ll start with the event. After the event you’re invited to stay for some drinks and food and some chat.
We’re offering a burger and a beer per person at this event, sponsored by our guests! Please let us know if you’d like to have a vegetarian alternative, and we’ll make it happen!
This event is hosted at „The Alehouse“ in Zurich, close to the University of Zurich. You can find the details on the map within this Meetup. You can find more interesting details about the location on their website: https://www.alehouse.ch/
Parking / Travel
There are limited parking lots available if you travel by car. It’s recommended to park at one of the nearby public parking garages (Parkgarage am Central, Parkhaus Urania, Parkhaus Globus, Parkhaus Zürich Hauptbahnhof).
If you travel by public transportation, your stop close to the location is either ETH / Universitätsspital or Haldenbach, both at the Universitätsstrasse.
VMUG September Event – Performance Monitoring
Thursday, Sep 13, 2018, 5:30 PM
The Alehouse – Palmhof Universitätstrasse 23 8001 Zürich, CH
21 VMUG’ler Went
The September event is all about Performance Monitoring with real-world problems and solutions. We’re hosted at „The Alehouse“ in Zurich, close to the University of Zurich. Our member Tom Luessi, Truecore GmbH, and Dennis Zimmer from Opvizor will show you interesting things about Performance Monitoring. About the speakers Dennis Zimmer is working s…
The June event is all about backup and availability of a vSphere infrastructure. We’re invited at the Veeam HQ and the guys there will show us some bits and bytes on how to backup and recovery and keeping your infrastructure available, in all scales.
We’ll meet at 5:30pm for the welcome, then from 6:00pm we’ll start with the event. After the event you’re invited to stay some minutes for some drinks and snacks and some chat.
We will hear lots about availability in virtualized infrastructure. Probably we’ll get also a sneak peak of upcoming updates and features within the Veeam software.
Location / travel
At this event we’re hosted directly at the Veeam Switzerland HQ in Baar. The office itself is located close to the Baar train station. If you travel with public transportation, you can travel on from Zurich main station with the InterRegio train towards Lucerne, or the S24 towards Rotkreuz. If you’re traveling from Zug you can pick the S1 and hop out at the station Baar Lindenplatz.
There are also limited parking lots available if you travel by car. The parking lots are charged, but not that expensive.
Information about the location
The location is limited to about 20 attendees.
For more information and registration please visit our Meetup, link below.
VMUG June Event – Backup, Restore and Availability
Thursday, Jun 14, 2018, 5:30 PM
Veeam Software AG Lindenstrasse 16 Baar, CH
15 VMUG’ler Attending
The June event is all about backup and availability of a vSphere infrastructure. We’re invited at the Veeam HQ and the guys there will show us some bits and bytes on how to backup and recovery and keeping your infrastructure available, in all scales. We’ll meet at 5:30pm for the welcome, then from 6:00pm we’ll start with the event. After the event …
Today we proudly announce our first VMUG meeting for this year! And we’re starting with a bombshell! In November last year we were contacted by our friends from the Swiss French VMUG. They told us that they are talking with some VMware specialists to have them on their next VMUG meeting. And thanks to our friends we’re happy to welcome Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman from VMware as our special guests for our first VMUG meeting this year!
About our guests
Duncan Epping is currently working as the Chief Technologist at VMware in the Office of CTO. Holder of VCDX #007. Specialized in Software Defined Storage, hyper-converged infrastructures and business continuity / disaster recovery solutions. Main author and owner of VMware / Virtualization blog Yellow-Bricks.com.
Frank Denneman is currently working as Senior Staff Architect at VMware R&D for VMware Cloud on AWS. Former Chief Technologist at PernixData. Holder of VCDX #29 Co-author vSphere Deep Dive Series. In-depth knowledge in VMware resource management for virtual infrastructures, Author and owner of frankdenneman.nl.
Thank you very much for making this great event possible!
About the event
Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman will present us the latest bits and bytes about VMware vSAN and VMware Cloud on AWS, two of the hottest topics at this time!
After the „official“ part of the event you’re invited to stay a while for some food and drinks, socializing and networking. And i’m pretty sure that Duncan and Frank will be available for some questions!
There are about 200 paid parking lots directly at the venue. For restaurant visitors the parking lots a free of charge. Please follow the signs.
The airport hotel is located in the immediate vicinity of the train station Balsberg and also the train station of Glattbrugg can be reached on foot within a few minutes. Trains to the hotel run at regular intervals. Take the train to Zurich main station and then take the train to Zurich airport (IR, IC, S2 or S16). The airport shuttle runs every 15 to 30 minutes between the hotel and the airport and can be found in the arrivals area between Terminal 1 and 2.
Today we proudly announce our second VMUG meeting! Soon, in September, we’ll meet us to discuss, what else could it be, VMworld 2017! VMworld 2017 takes place in August (US) and September (Europe).
Together we’ll discover the interesting and brand new announcements, get over the presentations and have a talk about future developments. Personally i’ve got some topics which will be covered hopefully at VMworld, but i can’t tell you them yet. Let’s see what happens at VMworld, and then we meet all together to have a good talk about what actually happened.
Our Swiss German VMware User Group will be present at the first VMware Cloud Summit in Switzerland! We kindly invite you to show up at our booth at the Cloud Summit to learn more about our VMUG.
1st VMware Cloud Summit
With the introduction of the cloud, IT has been revolutionized – but which cloud model is best for you and what technical fundamentals must be fulfilled in order to be able to use cross-platform systems at all? The variety of options often makes it difficult to form an objective opinion about the cloud models that are right for you.
Together with the VMware premier service providers, Swisscom, T-Systems & Axians, VMware will be showing you the latest infrastructure cloud solution, both Swiss and international. Get both technical and economic insights and see how it works and the opportunities that result from it.
Today we proudly announce our first VMUG meeting! Please mark this day in your calendar!
Our VMware User Group existed for some years but wasn’t really active. Now we try to push it again to a new level. We already had an inital meeting to set the goals of our VMUG and discussed what we can do like events, meetings and so on. Actually we have only one leader, but a very competent management committee. Without the help of you guys it would not be possible to organize and manage everything itself. Thank you very much!
But now to the real thing. You probably wanna know more about the when, where and what of our first meeting. Here we go!
We recommend using the parking „Parkhaus Hauptbahnhof Sihlquai“ (Sihlquai 41, 8005 Zürich / Google Maps). It’s only about 200 Meters from our meeting location. More information about parking is available here (parkingzuerich.ch).
We like to thank our partners for making this meeting possible. We’re hosted at Digicomp, a Swiss provider for all kinds of IT related trainings and certifications. We are pleased to have Swisscom Enterprise aboard which is represented by a competent speaker. Also a thank you to Edgard Carvalho, one of our freelance speakers with indepth knowledge about vRops and many other technologies. And last but not least a great thank you to VMware which takes care of the catering.
On the 22nd of March we had our Swiss German VMUG kickoff meeting. The committee members were hosted at VMware Switzerland HQ in Zurich. Many thanks to you guys! It’s always a pleasure to be there!
But we weren’t just there to drink coffee and have a nice afternoon. We did some serious work. We discussed many different topics, ranging from our community goals over events to the next steps to keep the ball rolling. The main target we had today was to have a roadmap and an agenda for our very first event. And we’ve got it! So we can now move on with the next steps of planning our very first event. We will target a date somewhere in June this year at a location with hopefully enough space to host a good amount of people. Don’t forget about catering, and of course interesting topics and great speakers!
Let’s talk about history
The Swiss German VMUG was not very active the last few months and years. When i registered at vmug.com to search for a local user group i found out that there is a VMUG in my region, but it’s not very active, no events nor discussions were there. Last year at VMworld Barcelona i had some good chats with people, VMUG leaders and co-leaders about many VMUG (and for sure VMware) related things. They all encouraged me to become a VMUG leader.
I had many nights with less sleep, thinking about this. How would it be to be a leader? What areas of responsibility are there coming ùp to me? How will people react to this? So i contacted the VMUG HQ and asked how to become a leader. This was not a short-term thing. It took some weeks, having some phone calls, writing mails, doing trainings. And now we brought back new life to our local VMware user group!
Swiss German VMUG on social media
To make sure you don’t miss any bits and bytes we invite you to register on our Swiss German VMUG community site if you’re interested to become a member of our user group (and if you’re located in the German speaking part of Switzerland, which would make sense). We’re also present on Twitter and Facebook! We thank you for a follow, and don’t hesitate to spread the word 😉
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