Swiss German VMware User Group

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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.

Thank you!

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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.

Agenda / date

Please mark your calendars for May 13, 2020!

Time Topic Speaker
17:30 (5:30pm) Welcome reception
~17:55 (5:55pm) Intro, VMUG presentation, Agenda Karl Widmer
~18:00 (6:00pm) vSAN, VMware Cloud Formation, Kubernetes Storage Construct, Cloud Native Storage Cormac Hogan
~19:00 (7:00pm) Kubernetes on VMware Dennis Zimmer
~20:00 (8:00pm) Snacks, socializing

Location

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/.

Sponsoring

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.

Event registration

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

Agenda

Time Topic Speaker
17:30 Welcome
~ 17:55 Intro, VMUG presentation, Agenda Karl Widmer
~ 18:00 Performance- and SLA Monitoring in vCloud Director on a real-life example Tom Lüssi,

Truecore GmbH

~ 19:00 Performance Monitoring –

Real-Life issues and solutions

Dennis Zimmer,

Opvizor Inc.

~ 20:00 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!

Our Sponsors

Main: Opvizor Inc.

Silver: Truecore GmbH

Location

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…

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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.

Topics

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 …

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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!

Date / Time

  • Thursday, March 8th
  • Starting Time: 17:30 (5:30 pm CET / Swiss time)

Location

Agenda

  • 17:30 – Arrival, welcome
  • 17:45 – Meeting intro, general VMUG information
  • 18:00 – Duncan Epping, VMware: vSAN Deep Dive
  • 19:00 – Short break
  • 19:15 – Frank Denneman, VMware: VMwaer on AWS
  • ca. 20:15 – Snacks & drinks, socializing, networking

(Times may vary)

Registration / more information

Please sign up on Meetup.com for this event.

(The event page will be continuously updated)

Information for parking / public transportation

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.

Hotel recommendation

For all our guests which have a long voyage to the meeting and back home we can recommend the Novotel Zurich City-West Hotel.


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.

Date / Time

  • Wednesday, September 20th
  • Starting Time: 17:00 (5pm CET / Swiss time)

Location

  • Swisscom (Schweiz) AG (Google Maps)
  • Müllerstrasse 16, 8004 Zürich

Info: We’ll pick you up at the entrance hall / reception (Room Kristall)

Agenda

  • VMworld recap
    • Announcements
    • Presentations
    • Products
  • to be continued…

Registration / more information

Please sign up on Meetup.com for this event.

(The event page will be continuously updated)

There are several public parkings close to the event venue:

  • Parkhaus Hauptbahnhof Sihlquai (Sihlquai 41, 8005 Zürich / Google Maps), about 15 minutes by foot to the venue
  • Parkhaus Urania (Uraniastrasse 3, 8001 Zürich / Google Maps), about 10 minutes by foot to venue

The Zurich main station (train / public transportation) is also close to the venue, about 10 minutes by foot.

Please keep in mind to calculate enough time from parking to the venue!


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.

More information

Get detailed information about the event on it’s website at http://vmware-events.at/de/cloud_summit/.

Date and Time of this event

  • Date: 22th of June 2017
  • Time: starting at 08:00am (CET / Swiss Time)

Check out the agenda at http://www.vmware-events.info/de/cloud_summit/agenda

Location

The first VMware Cloud Summit is located at the Seminarhotel Bocken.

  • Adress: Bockenweg 4, CH-8810 Horgen

Get all the information about the location at http://www.vmware-events.info/de/cloud_summit/location

Directions by car:

Take the A3 motorway to the Horgen exit, follow the signs to Horgen, turn right after a few hundred meters, then follow the signs. Parking in the hotel’s own garage.

Directions by public transportation:

Take the S2 or S8 to Horgen, then take the bus lines 131 or 132 to the Bocken stop.

Sponsors and Speakers

If you’d like to know more about the event sponsors and speakers, please click the Sponsors and Speakers link.


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!

Date / Time

  • Date: Thursday, 8th of June 2017
  • Starting Time: 17:30 / 5:30pm (CET / Swiss time)

Location

  • Digicomp Academy AG (Google Maps)
  • Limmatstrasse 50, 8005 Zürich

Agenda

Time Topic Speaker
17:30 Welcome
17:45 Tales from Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery for VMware
vRealize Suite
Daniele Ulrich, Swisscom
18:15 vRops Bits and Bobs Edgar Carvalho, vMan.ch
18:45 Apero / networking

Registration / More information

Please sign up on Meetup.com for this event.

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).

Partners

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.

Hosting

Speaker

Catering, organizational help


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 😉

Sponsors / Supporters

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