January 18th, 2011 WI-VMUG meeting – Milwaukee

Join your fellow VMware enthusiasts for a Wisconsin VMware User Group (WI-VMUG) meeting being held in Milwaukee on Tuesday, January 18th.

This meeting is being co-sponsored by


Meeting Agenda

  • 8:30 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsors RSA and Virtensys.
  • 9:00 Welcome
  • 9:05 Virtensys presents Innovative I/O Virtualization Solutions for the Data Center
    • Virtensys solutions revolutionize how I/O infrastructure is deployed and used in data centers and deliver dramatic improvements in I/O utilization, cost, performance, power consumption and manageability. The full capabilities of Virtensys I/O Virtualization appliances can be utilized without disruption to existing servers and networks, protecting previous IT infrastructure investments.
  • 10:00 VMware Team VMware Update and VMware Alive Enterprise demo
  • 10:40 Break
  • 11:00 RSA presents Managing VMware Infrastructure Risk and Compliance
    • In this session you will learn about the industries’ first “out of the box” solution to map the VMware vSphere 4.x Hardening Guide, along with regulations and standards to VMware-specific control procedures for ensuring infrastructure security compliance.  You will learn how RSA’s solution gives you the ability to monitor mis-configurations, policy violations and control failures across your VMware infrastructure and respond swiftly with appropriate remediation steps. We will also show our dashboard which provides a centralized viewing your compliance posture across both virtual and physical IT.
  • 11:55 Wrap-up: Q&A, announcements, drawings
  • 12:15 Lunch: Our lunch is provided to courtesy of our meeting sponsors Virtensys and RSA.  This is a great opportunity for further networking with your fellow VMware users as well as today’s presenters.


Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Convention Center
4747 South Howell Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53207
Telephone: (414) 481-8000
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12 thoughts on “January 18th, 2011 WI-VMUG meeting – Milwaukee”


    Stephen Spellicy will be presenting for Virtensys. When he was at EMC Stephen did a great presentation at our September, 2009 meeting at Pro Healthcare.

    You can find out more about Stephen at his LinkedIn page here: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stephen-spellicy/1/507/250 or follow him on Twitter: @spellicy.

    You can also follow Virtensys on Twitter: @virtensys

    If you are looking for a little more background in I/O Virtualization, check this out Virtensys: http://www.virtensys.com/Product-Literature/Technology/I/O-Virtualization-Technology.html

  2. Bob Napaa from Virtensys was the featured guest on Greg Ferro’s 12/8/10 Packet Pusher Podcast:

    “In this Runt Packet we talk to Bob Napaa from Virtensys about their Virtual I/O solution for servers. What’s especially different is that their solution doesn’t use networking…..tune in for more details.”


  3. Some additional RSA / Virtualization resources I recently received:

    Have you read the RSA Security Brief: Security Compliance in a Virtual World? If not, access this document for guidance on how to be compliant in a virtual world.

    Have you watched the short video, Build a Solid Foundation for Secure Virtualization with RSA? If not, join Nirav Mehta, Director of Virtualization & Cloud Product Management, RSA, as he discusses the IT transformation and security implications resulting from the adoption of virtual technologies.

    Access them both here: https://rsa-email.rsa.com/servlet/cc6?jkHQSRUCBQYTVjhKnxmMkKHlHQJhuVaVRVXLX (registration required)

  4. David Davis from Trainsignal is sending his just released “VMware vSphere Troubleshooting Training” to give away for our drawings.

    From the announcement:

    Greetings Fellow VMware Admins and Future VMware Admins!
    Troubleshooting technology has always been one of the most coveted of IT skills because it is usually only the most senior (and best compensated) Admins who are able to do it. VMware vSphere is no different.

    Enterprises have consolidated, potentially, every server they have into the virtual infrastructure and, because of that, the person who can troubleshoot that virtual infrastructure is the “Yoda of Virtualization”.

    vSphere Troubleshooting skills are also a critical piece of the new VMware advanced certification – the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – DataCenter Architect (or VCAP-DCA).

    Did you know that you don’t have to take VMware Education classes to take the VCAP-DCA exam? If you have your VCP, you just need to spend time learning critical VCAP-DCA topics, of which about 40% is Troubleshooting vSphere.

    My newly released vSphere Troubleshooting course will cover all the bases – providing both real-world vSphere Troubleshooting skills to make you that “Virtualization Super Hero” as well as giving you the knowledge you need to prepare for the Troubleshooting portion of the VCAP-DCA certification exam (exam VDCA410).

    At almost 14 hours, this course will show you how to troubleshoot vSphere using log files, how to prevent downtime with your HA cluster, ways to deal with broken vNetwork Disributed Switches, and, in general, show you how to get vSphere back up and running, fast!

    Regular $599 / Special $399 and Use Coupon Code: vTROUBLE to Save another $50

    Order here: http://bit.ly/hdnPgF

  5. I think we’ll have some great content for this meeting. Both Brian Lewis (RSA) and Stephen Spellicy (Virtensys) really know their stuff. This should be a meeting you won’t want to miss.

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