February 12th Meeting at FVTC

Join us for the upcoming Wisconsin VMUG meeting taking place on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 for our first meeting of the new year!

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
  • 8:45 Welcome: by Nathan ScheunemannWI-VMUG Co-Leader (@chickendilla)
  • 9:00 Community Presentation: Home Labs, Tips on Building Your Own by Tony Reeves, Senior Solutions Engineer (@ImportCarGuy)
    Tony Reeves walks you through his home lab, how it’s changed over the years and some of the awesome freebies available through the vExpert Community.
  • 9:50 Break
  • 10:00 Community Presentation: Managing Templates with Automation Tools…the Free Way! by Sean MasseyStaff Cloud Solutions Architect at VMware (@SeanPMassey)
    How often have you deployed a new virtual machine only to find that it needed months worth of security patches before you could do anything?  Or you’re the one who is responsible for managing the templates, but you don’t have time to open them up each month and manually apply the required updates?  Or worse, the sysadmin who is responsible for this task isn’t following the checklist, so steps are getting skipped.
  • 10:50 Break
  • 11:00 Presentation: Disaster Resilience by US Signal
    In an age where cyber-attacks are more sophisticated and disasters increasingly complex, IT resilience has never been more important. Resilience isn’t just living in the comfort zone of the latest viral processor, SSD and software tech. It also involves the ability to prepare, plan, absorb and recovery from the events we fear the most. In this conversation we’ll focus on planning and recovery as a specific piece of the puzzle, with a nod to how US Signal is helping organizations achieve their targeted resiliency goals.
  • 11:50 Lunch
  • 12:30 VMware Presentation: Self-Driving Operations with VMware vRealize Operations by Brandon Hahn, Senior Technical Account Manager at VMware (@brandonhahn)
    Take a journey away from siloed, slow, and reactive IT operations to machine-learning driven automation with a platform that connects, senses, and adapts to your environment. We’ll explore how self-driving operations provide continuous and automated closed-loop performance optimization based on intent—while taking into account any constraints in the environment.
  • 1:20 Ask the Experts: Roundtable Q&A
  • 1:50 Wrap-up: Announcements and Drawings

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 BC112A
5 North Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54912

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