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

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.


vBrownBag at 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.





  • 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.


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2014-nov-06 #vBrownBag(LATAM) VCP510-DT Objectivo 1 – Ariel Antigua @aantigua

The following content is in Spanish, the language in which the webinar is presented.

El pasado 6 de noviembre 2014 en ProfessionalVMware #vBrownBag LATAM se presentó el tema
VMware Certified Professional – Desktop Virtualization (VCP510-DT) Blueprint v3.3 Objectivo 1: – Ariel Antigua @aantigua

Más de #vBrownBag LATAM en

Detalles:  ** en español  **
Fecha/Hora: cada jueves a las 18:00 PST


VMware Certified Professional – Desktop Virtualization (VCP510-DT) Blueprint v3.3 


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Starting Monday #Iwork4Dell Cloud Client Computing @Dell

As of next Monday I’m joining Dell in a Sales Engineer role for Cloud Client Computing. As part of my career trajectory I have wanted to transition into an SE role for a while. In considering the next step in my career, I interviewed with several companies, including local VARs as well as hyper-converged infrastructure manufacturers.


Working for Dell is a goal I’d set back when I was a customer at a Lighthouse account and right now feels like a great time to join. In my new role I look forward to continuing to be customer facing and hands-on with virtualization technologies. I believe my background managing large desktop deployments and supporting EUC/VDI infrastructure allow me to be especially in tune with hearing customers’ needs and assist them in solving their challenges with solutions offered throughout the Dell portfolio. The position will allow me to interface with a large variety of companies including education, healthcare and manufacturing among many others.


I will remain heavily involved in infrastructure such as servers, switches, storage and of course hypervisors, as well as allow me to broaden my focus to cover the entire solution stack, including virtualization software, endpoint management for thin-clients, zero-clients, and mobile devices. I’ll be able to pull from an entire portfolio of offerings and continue to strengthen my own skill set across multiple software solutions includes VMware, Citrix, Microsoft and of course vWorkspace among others. Hyperconvergence is of course still on the table, as I’m joining a company that in fact OEMs Web-scale Converged Appliances as a SKU 🙂

Dell CCC portfolio

So, whether you’re one of my new Dell colleagues or a member of this great community, please reach out and say hello! I’m excited to begin this new chapter. I’ll likely be feeling the full fire hose to the face effect for the first few weeks, so do excuse me if I am a bit slow to respond!

I will be attending VMworld this year, so if you’re there make a point to connect up! In addition to spending some time in/around the Dell booth and packing the EUC sessions, I plan on manning the vBrownbag Tech Talks Live taking place in the Community Hang Space.

I was #webscale before @Dell OEM'd IT ;)


Earlier this week I posted about leaving my current position.

#vBrownBag LATAM @VMworld 2014 sesiones recomendadas #VMUG y #vExpert, #VMunderground

The following content is in Spanish, the language in which the webinar is presented.
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El pasado 24 de julio, 2014  #vBrownBag LATAM presentó el tema @VMworld sesiones y recomendaciones por Larry Gonzalez, Kyle Murley y Randall Cruz.

(tip: se puede ampliar a pantalla completa y cambiar la calidad de reprodución a HD 720p).

vBrownBag en español es una expansión de la plataforma para el crecimiento profesional y contribución a la comunidad VMware de habla hispana en América Latina, España y alrededor del mundo.

Desde que se anunció el lanzamiento de los vBrownBag en castellano como expansión de la plataforma venimos grabando las presentaciones realizadas cada jueves a las 7:00 pm hora pacífico (PDT) (02:00 UTC).

Para facilitar el acceso al contenido hemos decidido hacerlo disponible por un canal de YouTube vBrownbagLATAM

Para no perder el webinar en vivo cada semana le invitamos a inscribirse como participante

Seguimos reclutando presentadores

Los temas están por determinarse y serán representativos de la necesidad y capacidad de los participantes.

Se puede anotar como presentador en:

¡Anímese a compartir y aprender juntos con los miembros de esta, nuestra comunidad vBrownbag en español!

Reflection: #VMworld EU 2013 – Barcelona – #vBrownbag TechTalks #vCommunityPower

On this long Thanksgiving weekend, in addition to taking some time away from the office, I also took some time to catch up on this, my personal blog. Here’s an overdue post reflecting on my 2013 VMworld EU experience as a member of the vBrownbag crew.

First and foremost I want to thank our awesome sponsors and applaud the efforts of the entire Global vBrownbag Crew who worked together with VMware Community power team: John Troyer @jtroyer, Corey Romero @vCommunityGuy and Tony Dunn @Tony_Dunn. Together these folks made it possible for Damian @sixfootdad, @GreggRobertson5, GS @gurusimran, John Harris @vCACGuy and myself @kylemurley to bring the Community Powered vBrownbag TechTalks to you live from VMworld EU in Barcelona, Spain.

In the HangSpace we had a first class setup in a prime location at the entrance to the Community Lounge. The layout consisted of comfortable couches and chairs, Blogger tables with power and even hardwired network connections. Up front and center we had a very legit newsroom studio broadcast table with a sharp VMworld 2013 backdrop. We brought along audio video hardware to make Livestreaming to the internet and archiving possible. For the in person audience we had rows of seats up front, facing a set of speakers and dual flat panel displays on either side.


More than 25 Tech Talk presenters gave their lightning talks across three days. Topics varied from getting started with DevOps, building homelabs, certification paths, to building a VMUG chapter. By far the most popular session was William Lam’s #UnSupported Tech Talk which drew a crowd of 35+ live viewers and pushed our stream over the double digits. What all of the presenters have in common is they are enthusiastic volunteers who contribute willingly to the vBrownbag community by sharing their knowledge and resources.


Software Defined difficulties – Pulling off the TechTalks requires the daily setup and tear down of a somewhat complex system comprised of live video feeds from multiple HD cameras, a network for screencasting from the presenter laptop, local PPT of bumper/agenda slides, an audio feed from multiple wireless mics. All of this is then mixed and output to two local displays for the in person audience plus fed to a live stream on the interwebs. On the first day we got a solid workflow down by about the third presenter. That is, as long as everything worked as expected. Being technologists, the crew of volunteer hosts and presenters all realize that things don’t always work as expected and that’s why our jobs even exist, right? Well, the vBrownbag Tech Talks were no exception. Based on previous experience, changes to the setup were made in between VMworld US and Europe. The MBP running the software to support the muxing was “upgraded”(?) to Win7. This caused some weirdness at times and even the occasional BSOD. It was character building to say the least! The good thing is we all worked through it and our guest presenters were more than patient with us as we powered through making it happen for the community!

Crunchy Cloud Hardware Failures – All of the equipment for the audio/video feeds had to broken down, packed up and stored for the night as it couldn’t be left out. Like good geeks, we had diagrams, procedures, narrative descriptions, screenshots and camera phone images of all the cables and labels in their correct configuration. There is one thing all of that still can’t save you from and that is the laws of physics, specifically when dealing with electrical power supplies, voltage converters, sockets, plugs and the like. On Wednesday morning as everything was being set back up, our audio mixer suffered a fatal power related failure that knocked us down for a bit and had us scrambling. Being the social community people that we are, our immediate reaction was to reach out to our friends, colleagues and partners at the conference to see if they could help. Tweets were sent, texts & IMs went out and within the hour our incredible community came through for us with a new (even better) mixer that brought us back online and the Tech Talks continued.

Community Powered Love – Overall, the entire VMworld experience has been incredible. The TechTalks confirm what we already know, vBrownbag definitely feels the warm embrace of the transcontinental (heck, global) virtualization community and that is what powers us. As professionals in the industry that we work in, a very high level of technical skill and knowledge is needed but those who truly perform at their optimal rely heavily upon and share back to the distributed braintrust that is ever so vibrant and growing. It is almost a palpable sensation. I know that a personal sense of commitment to pay it back/forward is what motivates me as a member of the vBrownbag Crew and leader of the LATAM vBrownbag.

Don’t Stop Brownbaggin! – If you weren’t able to attend VMworld EU in Barcelona this year, or even if you did but never made it to the community lounge, I invite you to check out the many TechTalks that have been posted.

As you watch, think about joining us for a live session and presenting a deepdive technical demo yourself. There’s mounds and mounds of opportunity for a global community across our four GEO locations ( US, EMEA, APAC & LATAM )

Check us out for more info at or  and on Twitter  #vBrownbag


2013-nov-14 ProfessionalVMware #vBrownBag LATAM #Puppetize c/ @DevOps_ES @edransIT y @puppetlabs

The following content is in Spanish, the language in which the webinar is presented.
El pasado 14 de noviembre en ProfessionalVMware #vBrownBag LATAM se presentó el tema #Puppetize c/ Pablo Wright @DevOps_ES @edransIT y @puppetlabs

Pablo D. Wright, Technical Operations

Algunos recursos en inglés:

IRC: freenode #puppet

Google group:

En español:

Google group:


Why Application Director + Puppet Work Better Together @komalmangtani

2013-oct-03 ProfessionalVMware #vBrownBag LATAM @ercruzv privilegios y roles en vCenter

The following content is in Spanish, the language in which the webinar is presented.
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El pasado 10 de octubre en ProfessionalVMware #vBrownBag LATAM se presentó el tema Privilegios y roles en VMware vCenter por Randall Cruz Vega @ercruzv