March 4th Meeting at MATC in Milwaukee

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When: Tuesday, March 4th  – 8:45am to 2:00pm

Where: MATC Conference Center – 6th Floor, Room M605, Milwaukee, WI.  53233. We are in the Main Building across from the Bradley Center. Park in the lot across the street.

Sponsored by Netech and Palo Alto Networks


  • 8:15 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsors Netech and Palo Alto Networks
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader
  • 8:50 WI-VMUG Community Outreach: by Brian Kirsch, VMUG Board Member & MATC Instructor
  • 9:10 vCloud Automation Center – Delivering Automation in the Data Center by Brian Walls, Lead Solution Architect at Netech – (@WallsBrian)
    • Organizations are looking for efficiencies through automation and orchestration –learn how VMWare is delivering the software defined data center with vCAC.
  • 10:00  Break
  • 10:10 VMUG Member Presentation:  vSphere Hardening, Not Just A Checklist: by Edward Haletky; vExpert, Author, Blogger, Podcaster, Cloud Analyst Virtualization Security Expert at The Virtualization Practice – (@Texiwill)
    • The vSphere hardening guide is not just a checklist but a living document that changes how you view the virtual environment, perhaps even how you manage the environment. The advice within is split into different profiles. Which of these profiles is appropriate for your environment? Furthermore, how do you check all those niggling little details across your 10s,100s,1000s of nodes and virtual machines?
      • Not just a review of the hardening guide, but real world application
      • Using the guide as a basis for continuous monitoring of security state (with a little SDK programming)
  • 11:00 Next Generation Security for the Software Defined Data Center by Christer Swartz, Consulting Engineer at Palo Alto Networks
  • 11:50 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsors meeting sponsors Netech and Palo Alto Networks
  • 12:25  VMware Technical Presentation: VMware Log Insight by Brandon Pittman, Systems Engineer at VMware – (@BrandonPttmn)
  • 1:10  Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 1:45 Wrap-up: Announcements & Drawings
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