August 16th Fox Valley Meeting at FVTC

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Join us, along with our sponsor Zerto for the upcoming Wisconsin VMUG meeting taking place on Thursday, August 16th, 2018.

This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Meeting Agenda

  • 8:15 Registration: Refreshments provided by our meeting sponsor Zerto
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader
  • 9:00 vSphere 6.7 Upgrade: by Aaron Bolthouse – VMware Solutions Engineer, Commercial Central (@BHouse563)
    • Thinking of taking the jump to vSphere 6.7? Learn about some of the biggest hangups you may run into trying to get there so your upgrade can run smooth. Aaron will go over the common upgrade issues reported to Global Support Services and how to avoid them during your migration to VMware’s latest vSphere version.
  • 9:50 Local Customer Stories – A rundown of local Zerto customers and how they faced their DR challenges with ZVR: by Zerto
  • 10:40 Break
  • 11:00 Community Presentation: How to Build a Home Lab by Tony Reeves – WI-VMUG Co-Leader and Network Administrator at Hoffmaster Group (@ImportCarGuy)

    • Tony takes us through various iterations of his home lab, running through hardware and software solutions, where to find deals on gear for building your own lab.
  • 11:50 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsor Zerto
  • 12:20 Automation: vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations and Orchestrator by Brandon Hahn – Sr. Technical Account Manager at VMware (@BrandonHahn)
    • As your organization’s infrastructure needs evolve and grow you need to ensure that your infrastructure management capabilities adapt as well. VMware’s vRealize Suite is a holistic Cloud Management Platform that helps organizations streamline and automate operations. This session will provide a brief overview of why Cloud Management Platforms are so vital to the success of today’s IT Organizations before focusing on new improvements in vRealize Operations and Automation that you can begin using to optimize your infrastructure today.
  • 1:10 Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 1:40 Wrap-up: Announcements and Drawings

After the meeting join us for a vBeers sponsored by Presidio at The Bar.  Details here.

Be sure to share this meeting information with your colleagues, and join the Wisconsin VMUG Community!

Meeting Location

Fox Valley Technical College
D.J. Bordini Center – Room BC112B
5 North Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54912
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