March 15th meeting at FVTC in Appleton sponsored by Tierpoint

Join us, along with our sponsor TierPoint for the upcoming Wisconsin VMUG meeting taking place on Friday, March 15th, 2019.

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 Tierpoint
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Mike Nelson, WI-VMUG Co-Leader
  • 9:00 VMware Presentation: What’s New Overview for vSAN 6.7U1D by Miguel Medina, Senior Solutions Engineer – vSAN/HCI at VMware
    Introducing the latest release today, with the themes of hybrid cloud leadership and ease of HCI adoption. This presentation is going to help you better understand how HCI with vSAN, is the starting point for those transitioning to a software defined, hybrid cloud infrastructure. Demo a live environment running on vSAN 6.7U1. Also demo of upgrading cluster from vSAN 6.5 to 6.7U1 using VUM tool.
  • 9:50 TierPoint Presentation: TBD
  • 10:40 Break
  • 11:00 Community Presentation: Automating Windows Server Templates by Eric Stacey, Systems Administrator at Plexus (@vYooper)
    Why manually update/maintain your server templates when we have automation?! We will take a look at a workflow I helped put together that can take you from Microsoft ISO all the way to a fully patched and configured template for use either manually via vSphere or ready to be called by vRealize Automation. We will take a look at tools various tools like the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Packer, the VMware OS Optimization Tool and PowerShell.
  • 11:50 Lunch provided by our meeting sponsor Tierpoint
  • 12:20 VMware Presentation: VMware Skyline – Radically Transform Customer Support by Brandon Hahn, Senior Technical Account Manager at VMware (@BrandonHahn)
    VMware Skyline is an automated, proactive support technology that helps customers avoid problems before they occur and reduce time to resolution of active support requests. Learn what’s new in the recently released version 2.0 of Skyline.
  • 1:10 Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
    • Eric Stacey – Systems Administrator at Plexus
    • Brandon Hahn, Senior Technical Account Manager at VMware (@BrandonHahn)
    • Miguel Medina, Senior Solutions Engineer – vSAN/HCI at VMware
    • Aaron Bolthouse, Solutions Engineer, Core Commercial Central at VMware (@BHouse563)
    • WI-VMUG Leadership Team
  • 1:40 Wrap-up: Announcements and Drawings

After the meeting join us for a vBeers sponsored by Capital Data at The Bar on Lynndale

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

Register Here

Meeting Location

Fox Valley Technical College 
1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI 54912
Main Campus, Room: HS301 (Enter at Door 16)

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