New Format London VMUG – 12th May 2011

April 12, 2011 — Leave a comment

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The London VMUG steering committee has announced the 12th May as the date for the next new format London VMUG. The theme is going to be “You journey to the cloud” and there will be multiple tracks and hands on labs in a true mini VMworld format similar to the large dutch VMUGs that we see. The agenda is as follows and will be sponsored by COLT, EMC and Quest.

Agenda:

Plenary sessions in Capital

10.00 – 10.20 – Welcome, Alaric Davies, Chairman

10.20 – 11.00 –  presententation & demo the vCloud1 -Greg Branch, Director of Architecture, Colt and Dan Senior, Virtualisation Architect, Colt

1.00 – 11.45 – Paul Martin, Quest – Private Cloud – Build for Success by Planning for Failure, with Quest Software

11.45 – 12.15 – Break in Thames where our sponsors will be exhibiting

12.15 – 13.00 – EMC

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch in Thames where our sponsors will be exhibiting

TRACK 1

14.00 – 14.50      Massimo re Ferre, Making sense of vShield & vCD for the “average Joe”

15.00 – 15.50      Jason Miles, Automation in the Cloud

16.00 – 16.50      Mark Craddock

TRACK 2

14.00 – 14.50      Stuart Radnidge, Rethinking Infrastructure

15.00 – 15.50      Tom Brand, Cloud topic

16.00 – 16.50      Cloud topic TBA

17.00 – Close

17.00 – Networking Reception at Pavilion End, 23 Watling Street, EC4M 9BR

Labs

These will be running simultaneously from 10:20 a.m. and you will need to register upon arrival to book your lab session.

The VMUG are providing VMware vCloud Director Labs for all UG members to get a look and feel for the product.  COLT has very kindly agreed to host the labs ontheir infrastructure in the Cloud.  COLT are a certified VMware vCloudDatacenter Services Provider and the first in EMEA to provide this service.  The COLT team along with VMware vCloud Architects have provided two types of labs to provide the best experience possible.

Lab A – Consuming Cloud resources from VMware vCloud Director
This lab is tailored to provide a user’s view of consuming compute resource from the cloud.  It provides an insight into the ability provide resources via a self-service portal deploying virtual machines via vApps within private virtual datacenters.

Lab B – Administrating VMware vCloud Director
This lab provides the administrators view of vCloud Director.  The lab contains a virtual center server, vCloud Director server and an ESX host to create compute resources within the cloud.  It provides the ability to define different compute services in the form of vApp’s which can then be published within the vCloud Catalogue.  This also enables the administrator to define different

I have already registered and will be looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible, please make sure you come and say hi. For full details and to register yourself please visit the following link. >> http://www.myvmug.org/e/in/eid=13

 

 

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