Swiss German VMware User Group

Schlagwort: VMUG


Wir sind im Herbst angelangt, und die grosse IT-Veranstaltung VMware Explore (ehemals VMworld) ging vor Kurzem in den USA über die Bühne. Im November können interessierte auch in Barcelona teilnehmen.

Diese Veranstaltung haben wir zum Anlass genommen um einen grossen Event unsererseits zu planen! Ziemlich genau zwischen den Events in den USA und Europa. Und wir dürfen eine der Koryphäen von VMware begrüssen: Cormac Hogan! Doch nicht nur er wird uns dieses Jahr beehren. Wir dürfen einen weiteren Gast willkommen heissen: Johan van Amersfoort!

Datum / Zeit / Treffpunkt

DatumDonnerstag, 27.10.2022
ZeitAb 15:45 Uhr
WoLocation wird noch bekannt gegeben!

Agenda

Die Agenda ist noch nicht final, aber dient schon mal als roter Faden.

WannWas
15:45Eintreffen der Gäste
ca. 16:00Begrüssung, Vorstellung / VMUG
ca. 16:15VMware Explore US 2022 Recap – vSphere & vSAN / Cormac Hogan
ca. 17:15What if Jurassic Park had a modern workspace? / Johan van Amersfoort
ca. 18:15Q&A
ab ca. 18:30Socializing & vBeers

Registration

Die Registrierung für den Event läuft über die VMUG Community Website. Klickt hier um direkt zum Event zu gelangen.

Über die Speaker

Cormac Hogan ist seit 17 Jahren VMware-Veteran und derzeit Director und Chief Technologist im Büro des CTO in der Cloud Infrastructure Business Group (CIBG). Seine Interessen liegen hauptsächlich im Bereich Storage und Kubernetes. Er bloggt ausführlich unter https://cormachogan.com/ und ist außerdem Autor einer Reihe von Büchern über vSAN (das hyperkonvergierte Angebot von VMware) sowie eines kürzlich erschienenen Buches mit dem Titel „Kubernetes for vSphere Administrators“.

Johan van Amersfoort arbeitet als Technologe bei ITQ, wo er für die technische Strategie in den Bereichen Endbenutzer-Computing und künstliche Intelligenz verantwortlich ist. Er ist Autor der VDI Design Guide Book Series, Host mehrerer Tech-Podcasts (wie EUC Digest, Unexplored Territory und In de Aap Gelogeerd), vExpert und einer der 19 VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDXs) weltweit im Bereich Desktop und Mobilität. Er liebt es, über EUC, GPUs, KI-Sachen und CrossFit zu sprechen, besonders bei Veranstaltungen wie dieser!


English Version

It’s autumn, and the major IT event VMware Explore (formerly VMworld) recently took place in the United States. Interested parties can also participate in Barcelona in November.

We took this event as an opportunity to plan a big event on our part! Pretty much between the US and Europe events. And we may welcome one of the luminaries of VMware: Cormac Hogan! But not only he will honor us this year. We may welcome another guest: Johan van Amersfoort!

Date / Time / Location

DateThursday, October 27, 2022
TimeStarting at 3:45 PM CEST
WhereThe location will be announced!

Agenda

The agenda is not final yet, but it serves as a common thread.

WhenWhat
3:45 PMArrival of the guests
ca. 4:00 PMWelcome, Introduction / VMUG
ca. 4:15 PMVMware Explore US 2022 Recap – vSphere & vSAN / Cormac Hogan
ca. 5:15 PMWhat if Jurassic Park had a modern workspace? / Johan van Amersfoort
ca. 6:15 PMQ&A
from ca. 6:30 PMSocializing & vBeers

Registration

Registration for the event is via the VMUG Community Website. Click here to go directly to the event.

About the Speakers

Cormac Hogan is a 17-year VMware veteran and is currently a Director and Chief Technologist in the Office of the CTO in the Cloud Infrastructure Business Group (CIBG). His interests are mostly around storage and Kubernetes. He blogs extensively at https://cormachogan.com/, and is also the author of a number of books on vSAN (VMware’s hyperconverged offering) as well as a recent book entitled “Kubernetes for vSphere Administrators”.

Johan van Amersfoort works as a Technologist at ITQ, where he is responsible for the technical strategy within the End-User Computing and Artificial Intelligence areas. He is the author of the VDI Design Guide Book Series, host of multiple tech podcasts (like EUC Digest, Unexplored Territory, and In de Aap Gelogeerd), a vExpert, and one of the 19 VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDXs) globally in the Desktop and Mobility area. He loves to talk about EUC, GPUs, AI stuff, and CrossFit, especially at events like this one!


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 zwei Spezialisten zu diesem Thema von VMware als Speaker herzlich begrüssen! Vielen Dank für eure Unterstützung!

Agenda

Tragt euch schon mal folgendes Datum und Zeitfenster in die Kalender ein:

Datum: 19. Oktober 2021

Zeit: ab 16:00 Uhr

Wann? Was? Wer?
16:00 – 16:15 VMUG Intro & Welcome VMUG
16:15 – 16:45 VMware Cybersecurity Vision & Strategy Christopher Kruegel, VP Security Services, VMware
16:45 – 17:15 Technical Demo Chad Skipper, Global Security Technologist, VMware
17:15 – 17:30 Q&A

Anmeldung

Die Anmeldung erfolgt wie zuvor schon über die (neu gestaltete) vmug.com Website.


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!

Agenda

Tragt euch schon mal folgendes Datum und Zeitfenster in die Kalender ein:

Datum: 22. Juni 2021

Zeit: ab 16:00 Uhr

Wann? Was? Wer?
16:00 – 16:05 VMUG Intro & Welcome VMUG
16:05 – 17:05 VMware & Pure Storage Partnerschaft Pure Storage
17:05 Verlosung von Goodies VMUG

Anmeldung

Die Anmeldung erfolgt wie zuvor schon über die vmug.com Website.


Das letzte Jahr war geprägt duch Corona, durch geplante und wieder abgesagte Anlässe und Veranstaltungen. Auch war es bei unserer VMUG etwas ruhiger. Der eine oder andere Event wurde geplant und wieder abgesagt, leider. Doch das Jahr 2021 startet mit frischem Wind in den Segeln. Wir konnten einen ersten Event zusammen mit unseren Kollegen aus der Westschweiz stemmen. Der Anlass fand grossen Anklang bei euch, was wir aus verschiedenen Rückmeldungen gesehen haben. Leider hat das mit dem Zoom-Link nicht überall geklappt, wir entschuldigen uns dafür. Doch hierfür ist nun vorgesorgt, künftig sollten Reminder mehrfach versandt werden sodass wirklich jede angemeldete Person auch die benötigten Informationen erhält.

Doch nicht nur was Anlässe und Zoom-Links angeht startet unsere VMUG mit frischem Wind in den Segeln. Ich darf freudig verkünden das wir im Leadership-Team einen Neuzugang haben!

Neu im Team!

Ich darf vorstellen: Michael Rebmann (Link zu seinem VMUG Userprofil)

Michael Rebmann arbeitet bei VMware Schweiz als Senior Solution Architect. Er kennt sich bestens aus wenn es um Themen wie EUC etc. geht, hat auch Ahnung von Tanzu, und weiss wie sich gewissen Themen und Lösungen miteinander verbinden lassen.

Michael, ich danke dir jetzt schon für deine Zeit, dein Wissen und deine Inputs!

Aktuelles Leadership-Team der Swiss German VMUG:

Wir suchen nach wie vor interessierte Personen für das Leadership-Team. Drei Personen insgesamt können es sein. Schaut euch doch mal auf unserer VMUG Community Site vorbei, hier gibts den Link mit mehr Informationen dazu.

Wie geht es nach dem Start ins 2021 weiter?

Michael und ich arbeiten bereits an der Agenda fürs 2021, mit Augenmerk auf das zweite Quartal. Gerne geben wir euch einen Ausblick auf die verschiedenen Themen die wir abdecken könnten:

  • Multi-Cloud – AWS, Azure und Google, (reelle Use Cases für VMC on AWS, Azure VMware Solution und Google Cloud VMware Engine)
  • VMware SaltStack Config – Technischer Überblick
  • VMware Horizon Monitoring Options – Cloud Monitoring, Control-Up & vRealize Operations for Horizon Management Pack
  • Wie baue ich ein Security Operations Center auf mit VMware Carbon Black – Präsentation von Partner «ISPIN»
  • Modern Windows 10 Management mit Workspace ONE – Lessons from the field – Präsentation von einem Partner oder Kunden
  • Digital Workspace as Code
  • VMware Tanzu Refresher
  • Partner Sessions von Veeam, Nvidia etc.
  • «Storage Partner»
  • vSphere 7 Update 2 What’s new
  • vSphere Management mit Terraform

Bitte beachtet auch den bereits bestehenden VMUG Community Beitrag hier (Themen und Vorschläge gesucht) sowie einen bald erscheinenden Beitrag (ich möchte eine Umfrage erstellen bezüglich den möglichen Themen und der dazu verfügbaren resp. aufwendbaren Zeit).

Bis auf Weiteres werden wir die Anlässe nur virtuell stattfinden lassen können. Und ich weiss das wohl die eine oder andere Person des Online-Meetings bereits überdrüssig ist. Deshalb möchte ich von euch wissen wieviel Zeit ihr opfern möchtet. So können wir die bereits vorhandenen (und allenfalls auch neue) Themen optimal planen, um euch ein interessantes und abwechslungsreiches 2021 bieten zu können.

Abhängig von den Speakern für die jeweiligen Topics wird es wohl nicht immer möglich sein ein Meeting in Deutscher Sprache abhalten zu können. Ich bitte um euer Verständnis.

In diesem Sinne, nochmals vielen Dank an Michael! Und euch, geschätzte Members, eine gute restliche Woche, und man hört und sieht sich am nächsten Event!

Beste Grüsse

VMUG Leadership Team


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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Hello VMUG friends!

The management board of our VMUG discussed today the dates for our 2018 agenda. That was one of many things we want to do better in 2018 and beyond. You should get the information early so you can plan your agenda too. And we look forward to welcome you to our events.

The dates

Mark the following dates in the calendar:

Locations

The locations are sought due to the fairly central location and good accessibility of public transport and individual transport in the greater Zurich area. We are always looking for good venues that can accommodate at least 50 people and are equipped with a video projector (optional media systems with microphones and speakers). If you have suggestions, if you know a good location, then you are welcome to send us an email any time.

Topics

Also in the Topics, we will be putting our heads together within the Management Board in order to be able to offer you a diversified and interesting program. If any of you would like to present something, anytime! Are you currently working on an exciting project? Do you want to talk about good and bad times in the project? Do you know an interesting product that can not be withheld from the community? Then get in touch with us and we’ll look at it together. From the community to the community. It is important that it has to do with VMware (after all, we are a VMware User Group).

Stay tuned for more information soon!


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 third VMUG meeting! Next week we’ll meet us to listen to two external speakers. We’ve got guests from Runecast and Rubrik which will present us their solutions to add more value to your VMware vSphere infrastructure. We’re hosted this time at Credit Suisse, which serves us also with food and drinks.

Date / Time

  • Thursday, November 9th
  • Starting Time: 17:30 (5pm CET / Swiss time)

Location

  • Credit Suisse Education Center (Google Maps)
  • Bederstrasse 115, 8002 Zürich

Agenda

  • 17:30 – Arrival, welcome
  • 17:45 – Meeting intro, general VMUG information
  • 18:00 – Rubrik: Technology overview
  • 18:30 – Runecast: Automated Expertise
  • 19:00 – Apéro, Networking, Socialising

(Times may vary)

Registration / more information

Please sign up on Meetup.com for this event.

(The event page will be continuously updated)

We’re currently looking for parking slots for people who travel with their car.

If you’re traveling with public transportation, please pick the tram or bus and get out here:

  • Waffenplatzstrasse (stop directly in front of the building entrance)
  • Rieterstrasse (building entrance directly around the corner)

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

Sponsors / Supporters