Join 2016 @SanDiegoVMUG Annual VMware User Group Full Day Conference – April 21st, downtown #VMUG #UserCON

Every year SanSan Diego VMUG logo Diego VMware User Group (VMUG) hosts a full day User Conference that is totally free for users and community members to attend. To join this event for virtualization technology enthusiasts all you must do is << REGISTER HERE >> to attend and show up on the date.

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101

What’s in store for attendee?

Breakfast, lunch and reception provided at no cost for attendees. Plus raffle prizes that never disappoint and of course the view overlooking San Diego Bay is always great.

Here are just a few of the great prizes being given away:

+ Complete home lab using Intel Skylake NUC, Synology NAS with drives and SSD cache.
+ Microsoft Surface Book
+ Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with docking station
+ iPad Pro
+ GoPro Hero 4 Silver Bundle
+ Bose QuietComfort 25 noise canceling headphones
+ Samsung 1TB SSD
+ Samsung 512GB SSD

What attendees REALLY come for though, are the SPEAKERS and a chance to interact with a huge gathering of industry resources and many fellow users all in one spot.

There’s a full AGENDA packed with breakout sessions from VMware experts and sponsors, plus TWO incredible Keynote addresses.San Diego VMUG UserCon Agenda http://bit.ly/1RNDQsl

Our first keynote at 8:30 AM is Jad El-Zein, Principal Architect for VMware Inc., focusing on Delivering App- Centric Networks with vRealize Automation and NSX .

For our second keynote at 12:35 we’re happy to welcome a friend and my colleague*, Josh AtwellDeveloperdvops Advocate at SolidFire and co-author of VMware Press book entitled, DevOps for VMware Administrators. Josh will be speaking on the topic of Automating the Next Generation Data Center.

Community, Community, Community

The YOU in USER group is all about putting our users first. Each year San Diego VMUG strives to improve by offering a unique opportunity for all users to participate. This year, we’ve added TechTalks powered by vBrownBag.

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vBrownBag at ProfessionalVMware.com is a Global volunteer organization that is all about empowering users through  sharing with other users and learning together. To bring this format to San Diego VMUG, we need your help to make it a success! Signup for a 10 min time slot to share your tip about a cool tool you’ve used in your environment. You won’t be alone, these great community members have already volunteered to share with you:

If you’d like a co-presenter to work with you, let us know so in the signup form and we’ll do our best to pair you with someone. The vBrownbag Teach Talk model has been successful at Australian VMUG UserCon and VMworld US and Barcelona as well as other regional events. Don’t pass up this opportunity to Put the U in VMUG.

VMUG Cares

As a member-driven organization serving the local San Diego Community, San Diego VMUG is offering our members an additional opportunity to give back to the community.
While onsite, when you donate $5 to Feeding America at the event, you’ll receive a raffle ticket to the drawing for a newly-released Apple iPad 9.7 to be given away!

FeedingAmerica San Diego Raffle prize - iPad

 

 

 

 

 

Also note:

Parking is free in the venue parking garage to the first 100 attendees to arrive so get there early to maximize your experience.

There will be no printed agendas at this event, so to make the most of your day at the San Diego VMUG UserCon be sure you download the free VMUG mobile app on either iTunes App or Google Play.

 

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  • DISCLOSURE: I work for SolidFire, now part of NetApp. NetApp is a sponsor of the San Diego VMware User Group UserCON event. I am also a member of the leadership steering committee for San Diego VMware User Group. I was not requested to write about this event by NetApp, VMware or VMUG HQ nor do they endorse this content. This is my personal blog. These words are mine and views expressed here should not be implied as being endorsed by or to reflect those of my employer.

 

If you’d like to find out more about Kyle Murley, see where I currently work and where I have been previously employed, review my profile on LinkedIn

To see what else am currently saying, reading or following, find me on Twitter @kylemurley

 

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Tues 4/21 @SanDiegoVMUG #VMware #UserCON Don’t miss this Free annual #VMUG event w/@Mike_Laverick @Simon @vBrianGraf

Next Tuesday April 21st San Diego VMUG is hosting the 2015 USERCON, a full day User Group event 8:15am-5:45pm at the Marriott Marquis downtown on the harbor – If you haven’t registered yet, STOP READING this.and.go.REGISTER NOW>>> HERE >>> http://www.vmug.com/p/cm/ld/fid=9018  <<<  …REALLY… IT’S FREE (as in beer, which actually there will be too… but I digress.)

San Diego VMUG is my home VMware User Group.
Tweet regularly about my visits to VMUGs in other cities and have previously blogged about attending in various roles.

This year’s user annual User Conference looks to again be a great show.

Our first keynote 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM is @Simone Brunozzi, Vice President and Chief Technologist  for VMware Inc., focusing on vCloud Air. You might remember his keynote from VMWorld 2014. I think we’re pretty fortunate to have Simone present in San Diego and look forward to the keynote.

We’re also happy to welcome back our friend @Mike_Laverick to San Diego. Mike is a Technical Marketing Evangelist on VMware’s EVO:RAIL team. In his blog post about this upcoming visit to San Diego VMUG, Mike mentions in 2011 he came to San Diego VMUG to talk SRM, even prior to joining @VMware. That 2011 VMUG event was special to me as well, as during that event I delivered my first VMUG preso, on behalf of my then employer about our experience deploying Teradici endpoint devices as part of our VDI deployment using VMware View. An honor and privilege to again share the stage with Mr. Laverick.

Mike is always good for a brutally honest talk that goes beyond marketing pitch and dives under the covers of the product he’s working with. This go round his keynote will focus on EVO:RAIL which you can find a lot more about on his website: MikeLaverick.com

We have confirmed presenters for four tracks of breakout sessions with presentations by many great user, vendor and community members, among them another good friend, @vBrianGraf Technical Marketing Engineer covering Automation & ESX Lifecycle at VMware. Brian constantly shares the incredibly useful work he does on the VMware PowerCLI Blog and his personal site vTagion.com

In addition to keynotes and the breakout sessions, don’t forget to visit the vendor Exhibit hall and enjoy complementary meals and beverages throughout the day.

There are 4 tracks:

  • EUC Desktop Virtualization
  • Storage & Availability
  • vSphere & Virtualizaton
  • Demo Zone (in the expo hall)

San Diego VMUG USERCON tracks agenda

Some logistics for the day:

This is a different venue than years past. The Marriott Marquis is the beautiful shiny curved building downtown right on the harbor. Plan your driving/parking accordingly.

Also NOTE:

There will be no printed agendas at this event, so to make the most of your day at the San Diego VMUG UserCon be sure you download the free VMUG mobile app on either iTunes App or Google Play.
You can view the AGENDA on the San Diego VMUG UserCon – Visitor Portal Or take a look at a screenshot right over here
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 San Diego VMUG USERCON full agenda
I will be presenting a breakout session in Miramar at 9:35 AM – 10:15 AM.
Dell Cloud Client Computing:
Desktop Virtualization Realized:How EVO:RAIL, PowerEdge 13G Servers and vGPU Can Help You Achieve Your Desktop Virtualization Goals
Description:
Organizations need IT solutions that are simplified, high performing and innovative to meet the growing workload, growth and mobility demands of business and their most valuable assets, their people. Desktop virtualization addresses those needs in multiple ways, and is thus becoming a popular main stream option. One of the common pain points that organizations face in adopting a virtual desktop environment is with predictable, scalable growth. With EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition, customers are able to increase user density quickly, with known performance and predictable linear costs per seat, all with a rapid time-to-value. Another common pain point with the end user experience. With the launch of Dell PowerEdge 13G servers and the growing requirement of graphic intensive workloads, virtualized Graphical Processor Units (vGPU), organizations can now offer high-density virtualized environments that offer rich, satisfying high resolution graphics to their users. In this session, you will learn about the technical aspects of the recently launched EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition, recent advancements in server technologies and high density shared graphical solutions offered thru Dell. Dell’s Cloud Client-Computing engineers have spent over 100,000 engineering hours testing, validating and certifying virtualized technologies to ensure the best possible experience possible. These developed solutions, specifications and solution and appliance architectures are designed to get your desktop virtualization environment optimized with high performance on any device, anywhere and anytime.
 I did not author that description, by the way… just sayin’ phew kinda long. I promise not to read it to you if you come to my session :).

So, did you REGISTER yet?
>>> If not, GO HERE>>>
http://www.vmug.com/p/cm/ld/fid=9018

 

DISCLOSURE: I work for Dell. Dell is a sponsor of the San Diego VMware User Group USERCON event. I am also a member of the leadership steering committee for San Diego VMware User Group. I was not requested to write about this event by Dell, VMware or VMUG HQ nor do they endorse this content. This is my personal blog. These words are mine and views expressed here should not be implied as being endorsed by or to reflect those of my employer.

If you’d like to find out more about Kyle Murley, see where I currently work and where I have been previously employed, review my profile on LinkedIn

To see what else am currently saying, reading or following, find me on Twitter @kylemurley

 

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@SanDiegoVMUG all day event VMworld 2012 briefing, including labs @MarriottDelMar

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[update 11/19] Presentation materials have been posted to http://www.vmug.com/sandiego (acct. req’d)

The San Diego’s VMware User Group all day event on Tues. 10/30 was hosted at the San Diego Marriott in Del Mar. The overall theme for this meeting was “VMworld 2012 Recap”

Especially for those users who did not attend this year’s VMworld, this was an opportunity to briefed on the latest announcements and technology trends that came out of this year’s conference.

Attendance at the all day events is normally double the regular member meetings, so there was a good showing.

The local VMUG leadership team did a great job putting together this event. Many thanks to  Christian Boddaert, Chris Catano and Lawrence Dee for their hard work and dedication to maintaining the local user group and to  Nth Generation for cosponsoring this event and providing hands on labs.

An especially well attended session was:

  • Comparing VMware vSphere 5.1 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V  Both platforms offer major enhancements; find out what Nth Labs tests have revealed!

View from the back of the room captured by Matt Weiner @VMwareVTSP

If you are a local San Diego VMware user and don’t already attend SDVMUG, please consider joining us!

The VMware User Group is an independent, global, customer-led organization consisting of more than 75,000 members worldwide.

Joining is easy, it’s FREE (as in beer). Membership is completely voluntary with no fees or complicated joining process. Sign up, show up and start benefiting from the wealth of knowledge and support provided by your fellow professional VMware community members.

There are a number of ways to get involved and there are varying levels of commitment.

For the latest info and access to presentation content:

For a glimpse at the format and topics covered, take a look at the agenda from the full day event below:

9:00 – 9:30a – Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30a
– Welcome & Introductions
– IT Trends for the next 1-5 Years
– VMworld Highlights
– vSphere 5.1 for Virtualizing Business Critical Applications
10:30 – 10:40a BREAK
10:30 – 3:30p Hands-on Labs by Nth Generation
Up to 100 45–min Lab Sessions, First Come First Serve –See “Lab Descriptions” below
10:40 – 12:00p
– Cloud Readiness – Strategy, Governance & Security Considerations
– VMware Cloud Management
– vCenter Operations + Demo
– Site Recovery Manager
– VMware Horizon
– Drawing
12:00 – 1:30pm LUNCH & PARTNER EXPO
1:30 – 2:40p
– vSphere 5.1 vs. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
– VMware Cloud Infrastructure
– vCloud Networking and Security
– vCloud Director + Demo
– HP Converged Solutions for VMware
o *New* HP Insight Control for vCenter server (Servers, Storage & Network Mgmt)
o *New* HP CloudSystem Matrix integration with vCloud Director (“AutoFlex”)
o *New* ProLiant Gen8 servers, new Advanced Technologies, DL980
o *New* “Flat SAN” with 3PAR Utility Storage & BladeSystem
2:40 – 2:50p BREAK
2:50 – 4:00p
– PaloAlto Networks – Security Solutions for the Physical and Virtual Data Center
– DataCore – Software Defined Storage for the Software Defined Data Center
– CommVault – A Better Way to Protect Virtualized Environments
– Quantum – Protecting and Preserving Data Across Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Environments
– Drawing

4:00 – 5:30p – PARTNER EXPO

Labs Sessions
-Software Defined Datacenter *
-vCD Infrastructure Resiliency
-vSphere Storage Appliance 5.1
-vCloud Networking and Security Suite *
-vSphere Distributed Switch Features
-VMware Infrastructure Navigator 1.1
-vCM for vSphere 5.4.1
-vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 *
-Site Recovery Manager 5.0
-vSphere 5 Storage Enhancements
-vSphere Auto Deploy
-vSphere Web Client (5.0)
-vCM 5.4 OS Provisioning
-vFabric Application Director
-View 5 Persona Mgt
-View5.1 Pool Management *

* Strongly Recommended

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