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Registration Open for 22-Sept-2011 Meeting

With all the chaos of going to Las Vegas for VMworld, your leaders at the KC VMUG did the unthinkable: we forgot to get the registration page opened for the next meeting!

That’s been corrected, and you can register now. We meet at Boulevard Brewing Company’s Muehlbach Suite, and we kick it all off at 1:30pm with “vBeers with vBen,” an open discussion session primarily aimed at new users, but everyone is invited.

The agenda includes a presentation from EMC’s backup team on leveraging “changed block tracking” to supercharge your VM backup scheme.

We’ll also have a rundown of VMware’s recent announcements, directions and a recap of other cool bits from VMworld 2011.

See you there!


"Raising the Bar, Part V"

The two top executives at VMware (Paul Maritz, Steve Herrod) are planning a webcast on July 12, 2011 where they will unveil “the next major step…in Cloud infrastructure.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m guessing that this will be the vSphere 5 announcement that we’ve all been anticipating.

Other than speculation, there isn’t much more available online. Hit the link if you want to register and attend the event yourself.


VMware Vblock Lunch & Learn

On Wednesday, June 8, VMware is presenting a lunch & learn sponsored by EMC which will cover the Vblock offering from the VCE, Inc partnership. The invitation can be found here, along with links for registration. Due to limited seating, VMware is extending this on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Details:

Wednesday, June 8
Maker’s Mark
1333 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-442-8115


VMware Performance & Support Day — Final Agenda

The final agenda for the VMware Performance & Support Day is in, so if you’ve been on the fence about coming, here’s an opportunity to take a second look:

10:45am : vStorage Best Practices
12:15 pm: Ask the Experts Luncheon
12:45 pm: Migration to ESXi
2:15 pm : Performance Best Practices
3:15 pm : Q&A with the Experts

VMware Performance & Support Day

VMware is presenting a technical training day on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by their Global Support Services group. This is a 3/4-day technical event with sessions selected from the following list:

  • Storage Best Practices / Technical Deep Dive
  • Performance Best Practices / Technical Deep Dive
  • Networking Best Practices / Technical Deep Dive
  • System Management Best Practices / Technical Deep Dive
  • Top 10 Support Issues
  • vSphere Best Practices / Technical Deep Dive
  • View Best Practices / Technical Deep Dive
  • Top 10 KB Articles or KBTVs
  • ESXi Readiness (release of vSphere 5 will only use that version)
  • Transition from ESXi from ESX Classic
  • Emerging Products Technology (i.e: Guest Gems — Hyperic and Alive)
  • vCloud Demo
  • vCenter Ops (aka: Standard AliveVM) Demo
  • Zimbra Demo
  • vCM Demo

There is only time & space for a selected number of the above topics, so VMware is taking your feedback when you register for the event to create the agenda.

The training day will be held at the Cerner Riverport facility, where the VMUG has hosted several events in the past. The event runs from 10:30am to 4pm, and includes lunch. Check-in starts at 10am.

Cerner Riverport Campus
“Sports Bar”
6711 NE Birmingham Rd
Kansas City, MO 64117