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February 2015 Meeting 

Back at the Boulevard Brewery!

Join us for the upcoming Kansas City VMUG meeting! We are back at the Boulevard Brewery for this one. We are having a customer presentation from Tegile, a VMware NSX presentation, and a user presentation on scripting with VMware.

Registration is open now. Registration for this event will close onTuesday, February 17.

Join Us On Wednesday, February 18th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at:

Boulevard Brewery

2501 SW Boulevard

Kansas City, MO 64108



December Meeting

Registration is open of the December 18th meeting. Register Here. 

Meeting Hightlights

  • Nutanix Presentation: Converged Platform for VMware
  • VMUG Member Presentation
  • VMware Technical Presentation
  • Ask the Experts, Announcements, and Drawings 

We are doing something special for the holidays thanks to our sponsor Nutanix. For every non-perishable food item you bring to donate to Harvesters, you will get 1 entry into a drawing for a pair of Beats Headphones. We will donate all the food to Harvesters upon the completion of the event.

Join us at the Dark Horse Distillery (11740 W 86th Terrace, Lenexa KS) Map


Annual Conference

While this post may be a little late to the game, it has been appropriate to wait on this until more of the major details had been finalized.

As many already know from both Twitter and the main VMUG website, the date for the annual conference—previously in the winter near the holidays—has been moved forward to Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The leadership team had wanted to move the conference into a different part of the year (to get away from the holidays) and was working to slowly accomplish this; however, there were simply too many conflicts in the fall. We simply “bit the bullet” and moved it to summer, which is what we’d had in mind for a goal all along.

Registration for the conference is open!

Satyam VaghaniAs in previous years, we have a great list of sponsors, break-outs and guest speakers planned. Our opening keynote session will be delivered by “Mr. VMFS” himself, Satyam Vaghani. Satyam is currently the CTO and co-founder of PernixData, delivering a new wave of distruptive technology into the VMware ecosystem; expect a walk down memory lane as he recounts some of the early days of VMware and the development of the game-changing shared filesystem which allowed shared-storage clusters and—arguably the most disruptive of all tech—the development of vMotion.

Kevin MitnickOur lunchtime keynote will be a special question-and-answer session with VMware security maven Mike Foley and the man infamously known as “the world’s most wanted hacker,” Kevin Mitnick. While he may have a storied past, Kevin is now a principle in a successful security consulting firm, has written several books and is an engaging speaker for both technical and non-technical audiences alike. Expect a mix of history—Mike was on the receiving end of one of Kevin’s “adventures”—and current practices to be covered in this unique session. 


March Madness!!

As mentioned earlier, we’ve been working on something special for VMUG members!

Come join the Steering Committee and our sponsor—PernixData—and get away from the small screen as we host an afternoon of college hoops on the big screens of the 810 Zone in Leawood (119th & Roe) on Friday, March 21st from 11am to 5pm.

Registration for the event is open now http://www.vmug.com/e/in/eid=1281


April Meeting

It doesn’t (yet) show up in the main VMUG local meetings list, but registration is open for the April VMUG Meeting on Thursday, 24-April.

We will be spending a bit of time looking at VMware’s soon-to-be-released VSAN product, as well as EMC’s XtremeIO product: chances are, one or both could be useful for your datacenter storage needs!

As noted before, we’re now meeting at Dark Horse Distillery (11740 W 86th Terrace, Lenexa KS). We’re going to make some adjustments in the meeting space to get around the issues we had at the February meeting, so we don’t expect the same acoustic issues we had before.

Keep your eye on this website, too: we hope to make an announcement about a special March Madness event we’ve got cooking!