The 7th Annual WI-VMUG Super UserCon is Coming!

The 2016 Wisconsin VMUG UserCon is coming on Tuesday, May 24th to the Madison Marriott West! This year we are classified by VMUG as a “Super UserCon”, which means more vendors and more breakout technical sessions! And they are all FREE to VMUG members!

The WI-VMUG Team is busy working on the details so stay tuned for more information!

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vBeers – WIVMUG – Silver Spring House – Glendale, WI (4 Thurs Feb 2016)

vBeers @ Silver Spring House in Glendale, WI on Thursday Feb 4th @ 5:30pm

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Back by popular demand!! WIVMUG is going to have another vBeers in the greater Milwaukee area. This time we are taking Glendale by storm. We will be meeting at the Silver Spring House in Glendale Wisconsin to talk virtualization and drink some beers. WIVMUG will be providing appetizers from the great selection provided on Silver Spring House‘s menu. Come join us, enjoy a beer, strike up a conversation, and network with fellow local vEnthusiasts and vProfessionsals (too corny I know…). There will be no sponsorship to this event, just pure WIVMUG.

Location: Silver Spring House
Address: 6655 N Green Bay Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53209
Date: Thursday Feb 4th 2016
Time: 5:30pm

We hope to see everyone there! It should be a great evening as long as you enjoy good conversation, beer, and food. If not, then it probably isn’t for you.

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Wednesday, February 24th WI-VMUG Fox Valley Meeting at FVTC

Join us for the first Wisconsin VMUG meeting of 2016.  It will be held at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton on Wednesday, February 24th!

Our sponsors are Rubrik (@RubrikInc) and Ahead (@ThinkAheadIT), also included is a VMware technical presentation as well as a member presentation from Mike Nelson on App Containers that will cover Project Photon, Docker, and more!

Agenda

 

  • 8:15 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsors Rubrik and Ahead
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader
  • 9:00 What’s New in vRealize Automation 7: by Tim Curless VCDX / Technical Architect at Ahead and Eric Shanks VCDX / Chicago VMUG Co-Leader / Senior Solutions Architect at Ahead
    • Learn how to design a hybrid cloud the VCDX way.  Taking a prescriptive approach we review a case study featuring the new vRealize Automation version 7.
  • 9:50 VMware Technical: xxx by Kevin Tebear, Systems Engineer at VMware
  • 10:40 Break
  • 10:55 Make it Easy: by Mike Recker, Channel SE Manager at Rubrik
    • Take back-up out of recovery with Rubrik.  Featuring a walk through of the Rubrik story, and a demonstration of the integration of our solution with VMware.
  • 11:45 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsors meeting sponsors Ahead and Rubrik
  • 12:15  Member Presentation: Conatiners 101.1: Project Photon, Docker, and More: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader / Sr. Solutions Architect at Atlantis Computing
    • From the basics of containers to the latest developments like Project Photon, Windows Containers, ContainerX, Rocket and more, this session will attempt to cover it all in 50 minutes or less!
  • 1:05  Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 1:45 Wrap-up: Announcements & Drawings

 

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December WI-VMUG Meeting on Thursday, 12/10 at the Milwaukee Zoo – Register Now!

The December Wisconsin VMUG meeting will be on December 10th at the Milwaukee County Zoo in their Zoofari Conference Center in Milwaukee. VMTurbo and One Cloud Software are sponsoring.

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Agenda

  • 8:15 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsors VMTurbo and OneCloud Software
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader and @nelmedia on Twitter
  • 9:00 Introduction: Brad Tompkins, VMUG Chief Executive Officer and @VMUG_CEO on Twitter
  • 9:15 Any Workload, Any Infrastructure. Choose your Own IT Adventure: by VMTurbo’s Eric Wright @discoposse on Twitter
  • 10:00 Upgrade Paths to vSphere 6 and What’s New in vSphere 6u1: by Heath Johnson, VMware TAM and @heathbarj on Twitter
  • 10:55 Break
  • 11:10 Automating and cost-optimizing the use of AWS as a DR site: by OneCloud Software
  • 12:00 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsors VMTurbo and OneCloud Software
  • 12:35 Preparing for the VCP6-DCV Without Losing Your Mind v2.0by Paul Woodward Jr Systems Engineer – Data Center at Netech and @ExploreVM on Twitter
  • 1:25 Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 2:00 Wrap-up: Announcements & Drawings 

 

REGISTER HERE

Directions:

9715 W Bluemound Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Parking for this event is included but only if you park in the specified Zoofari Conference Center lot off Bluemound. This is NOT the same lot or entrance as the actual Zoo.

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October WI-VMUG Meeting 10/6 at Promega in Madison – Register Now!

The October Wisconsin VMUG meeting is on the 6th at Promega in Madison.  1st Basis Consulting and Pure Storage are sponsoring.

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Agenda

  • 8:15 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsors 1st Basis Consulting and Pure Storage
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader
  • 9:00 VMworld Update: by Nate Hudson, Systems Engineer at VMware
  • 9:50 Nothing Good Ever Happens at 4 a.m.: A VM Monitoring Methodology for SMBs: by Brian Fehl, VMware Engineer Consultant at 1st Basis Consulting
    • vRealize Operations Manager is a powerful tool, but the complexity can be daunting for SMBs with limited IT resources. Still, your VM landscape needs to be monitored. The 1st Watch methodology offers 24/7 monitoring that combines the benefits of automation and abstraction to provide you with vetted alerts and remediation actions based on VMware’s recommended best practices as well as thresholds you define. We’ll dig into the methodology and share real examples of the ways monitoring improves the health of your landscape.
  • 10:40 Break
  • 10:50 tbd: by Pure Storage
  • 11:40 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsors meeting sponsors Pure Storage  and 1st Basis Consulting
  • 12:05  Member Presentation: Clouds are Magic, and Other Assorted Nonsense: by Bob Plankers, Virtualization Architect at UW-Madison
  • 12:50 VMware Technical: Secure Your Datacenter with Micro-segmentation, Overview and Demo: by Kevin Tebear, Systems Engineer at VMware
  • 1:35  Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 2:00 Wrap-up: Announcements & Drawings

 

REGISTER HERE!

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vBeers – The Bar on Lynndale in Appleton Thursday Aug 6th 2015

vBeers – The Bar on Lynndale in Appleton 6th Thursday August 2015

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We will be having a vBeers event after our August WI-VMUG meeting in Appleton, WI at The Bar on Lynndale Ave. Please come meet us for drinks and appetizers even if you can’t make it to the meeting itself!

Location: The Bar on Lynndale Ave
Address: 2435 W. Nordale Avenue, Appleton, Wisconsin 54913
Date: August 6th 2015
Time: 2:30pm

Hope to see you there!

-Aaron

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August Meeting – 8/6 at FVTC in Appleton with IGEL and Netech

Join us for the upcoming Wisconsin VMUG meeting at FVTC in Appleton! This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

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Registration is open and included as part of member benefits for all VMUG members.  Pre-registration for this event will close on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.  Onsite registration will be available.

Meeting Highlights:

  • Learn from industry experts
  • Discover technology solutions and strategies
  • Share your success stories, challenges and solutions

Special Directions or Parking Instructions: The meeting room is just inside the South entrance of the building. Parking is available on the north and south sides of the building.

 

The will be a vBeers at The Bar on Lynndale in Appleton immediately following the meeting.

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June 23rd VMUG Meeting in Milwaukee – Registration Is Open!

The June WI-VMUG meeting is set for June 23rd in Milwaukee at Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.  Our meeting sponsors are Bluelock and Nimble Storage.

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Agenda

 

  • 8:15 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsors Bluelock  and Nimble Storage
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader
  • 8:55 WI-VMUG Community Outreach: Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
  • 9:05 RaaS: Modernizing your BC/DR Plan to Save Time, Money & Headaches: by Andrew Hamilton, Solutions Consultant at Bluelock
    • Learn how to identify the impact of application downtime on your business and how to modernize your approach to disaster recovery through this hands-on session featuring tabletop exercises and simulated disasters based on actual events.
      • Presentation Take-Aways:
        • What it takes to recover, whether your solution is based on colocation, tape backups or Recovery-as-a-Service
        • How leveraging your key assets and partnerships can make all the difference in reducing downtime when a disaster strikes
        • Which types of protection you can rely on for challenges of all shapes and sizes
  • 9:55 VMware Technical: vRealize Operations 6.0 Overview and Demo: by Kim Jahnz, Technical Account Manager (TAM) at VMware
  • 10:45 Break
  • 11:00 How To Have a Life AND Work in IT – Adaptive Flash, InfoSight, and Per VM Statistics: by Troy Wilson, Enterprise SE at Nimble Storage
    • This technical presentation demonstrates how Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash technology streamlines IT operations through its unique CASL architecture while reducing the burden and challenges of planning, troubleshooting, and fighting fires through InfoSight and Per VM Statistics.
  • 11:50 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsors meeting sponsors Bluelock  and Nimble Storage
  • 12:20  Member Presentation: You thought you had VM Sprawl before: by Ian Koenig, Systems Infrastructure Engineer at Northwestern Mutual
    • Everyone wants cloud capabilities.  I mean everyone.  My company doesn’t like the public clouds and has some licenses we got with VMware.  Why don’t you get this private cloud thing up and running?   Let’s talk through some of the challenges and exciting functionality that can be brought with the vRealize Automation suite.   I can show you some of the progress we’ve made in the last 6 months and where we are going tomorrow.   I’ll show what makes up the vRA suite and a reasonable walk through of how it all works.
  • 1:10  Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 1:45 Wrap-up: Announcements & Drawings

 

Register NOW!

 

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