Wow, already the 20th VMUG meeting in Belgium and look at the line-up! I will be there, will you?

The agenda of this meeting:

  • 9u00 – Welcome (Erik Schils)
  • 9u15 – Keynote (Chad Sakac)
  • 10u00 – Parallel tracks
  • 10u45 – Break
  • 11u00 – “Bringing Google-like Infrastructure to the Enterprise” (Dheeraj Pandey)
  • 11u45 – Parallel tracks
    • ROOM 1: Trend Micro
    • ROOM 2: Cisco
  • 12u30 – Lunch
  • 13u45 – Parallel tracks
    • ROOM 1: vSAN (Cormac Hogan)
    • ROOM 2: User Case: Datacenters, Branch Office en Process Controle MIZ with VSA and How We Want to Integrate (Peter Vandermeulen)
  • 14u30 – Parallel tracks
  • 15u15 – Break
  • 15u30 – Parallel tracks
  • 16u00 – Panel Discussion: “How Does the Future of Enterprise IT Impact Us?” (Hans & Guests)
  • 16u30 – Closing Keynote (Joe Baguley)
  • 17u15 – vBeers

And as usual the event is free! Sign up now! See you there 😉

VMUG Belgium had to reschedule their original 19th event and have now announced the new date: 24 May 2013! You will need to re-register for this event.

The agenda of this meeting:

  • 8u00 – Registration and Coffee
  • 9u00 – Welcome VMUG+ (Erik Schils)
  • 9u15 – Open vSwitch (Nicira)
  • 10u00 – Nimble Storage Presentation
  • 10u30 – Break
  • 10u45 – Parallel tracks
    • Track 1: View, A Thinking Man’s Game (Miguel Rodriguez)
    • Track 2: Cloud Service Provisioning (Nicolas Van Wijnsberghe, VMware)
  • 11u30 – Switching Rooms
  • 11u35 – Building a Veeam Scale Out Architecture (Niels Engelen, Nucleus)
  • 12u10 – Lunch
  • 13u00 – Parallel tracks
    • Track 1: vCloud Director, In the Real World (Bart Van Praet, ePact)
    • Track 2: Manage and Automate VMware View with PowerCLI (Luc Dekens, Eurocontrol)
  • 14u00 – Switching Rooms
  • 14u05 – vCops – Extending Enterprise Management (Alain Geenrits, VMware)
  • 14u50 – Break
  • 13u00 – Parallel tracks
    • Track 1: Storage Performance Baselining (Eric De Witte, EMC)
    • Track 2: Hypervisors Networking: Best Practices for Interconnecting with Cisco Switches
  • 16u00 – vBeer Session (Bert Arnauts, Veeam)
  • 16u45 – Prize Drawings
  • 17u00 – Closing Drinks

And as usual the event is free! Sign up now! See you there 😉

VMUG Belgium posted the agenda for their upcoming event.

The agenda of this meeting:

  • 8u00 – Registration and Coffee
  • 9u00 – Welcome VMUG+ (Erik Schils)
  • 9u15 – Open vSwitch (Nicira)
  • 10u00 – Nimble Storage Presentation
  • 10u30 – Break
  • 10u45 – Parallel tracks
    • Track 1: View, A Thinking Man’s Game (Miguel Rodriguez)
    • Track 2: Cloud Service Provisioning (Nicolas Van Wijnsberghe, VMware)
  • 11u30 – Switching Rooms
  • 11u35 – Building a Veeam Scale Out Architecture (Niels Engelen, Nucleus)
  • 12u10 – Lunch
  • 13u00 – Parallel tracks
    • Track 1: vCloud Director, In the Real World (Bart Van Praet, ePact)
    • Track 2: Manage and Automate VMware View with PowerCLI (Luc Dekens, Eurocontrol)
  • 14u00 – Switching Rooms
  • 14u05 – vCops – Extending Enterprise Management (Alain Geenrits, VMware)
  • 14u50 – Break
  • 13u00 – Parallel tracks
    • Track 1: Storage Performance Baselining (Eric De Witte, EMC)
    • Track 2: Hypervisors Networking: Best Practices for Interconnecting with Cisco Switches
  • 16u00 – vBeer Session (Bert Arnauts, Veeam)
  • 16u45 – Prize Drawings
  • 17u00 – Closing Drinks

And as usual the event is free! Sign up now! See you there 😉

VMUG Belgium posted the agenda for their upcoming event and again it looks amazing.

The agenda of this meeting:

  • 8u00 – Registration and Coffee
  • 9u00 – Welcome (Erik Schils)
  • 9u15 – Protecting vCenter (Gert van Gorp, Raido)
  • 9u45 – Super-Fast Agentless Recovery of Objects (file, email, table…) from VMDK Thanks to Symantec V-Ray Patented Technology (Kim Apers, Symantec)
  • 10u15 – Break
  • 10u35 – PCoIP: Working Across the Entire Enterprise (Scott Murnan, Teradici)
  • 11u15 – Parallel tracks
    • Track 1: Are You Ready for the Flash? (Hans De Leenheer, Veeam)
    • Track 2: The Software-Defined Datacenter: My Personal Perspective (Mike Laverick, VMware)
  • 12u00 – Lunch
  • 13u00 – Parallel tracks
  • 14u00 – Room Change
  • 14u05 – SHIFT HAPPENS: Accelerating Virtualization by Revolutionizing the Infrastructure (Scott Baker, NetApp)
  • 14u35 – Architecting a Secure VMware VDI Solution (Tom Arentsen, Nubera)
  • 15u15 – Break
  • 15u35 – Designing a vSphere Deployment for Cisco UCS (Ramses Smeyers, Cisco)
  • 16u15 – Clustering Q&A: Ask Anything You Ever Wanted to Know About HA, DRS, SDRS, SIOC or Stretched Clusters (Frank Denneman and Duncan Epping, VMware)
  • 17u15 – Prize Drawings (Including 2 books from Pearson, 3 net-usb.com packages, and USB snake lights)
  • 17u30 – Closing Drinks

This schedule is great and the event is free! Sign up now! See you there 😉

Last Friday, 1 June 2012, the 17th Belgium VMUG event took place. This event had the name “The Blogger Edition” due the impressive agenda!

The agenda of this meeting.
Technical sessions:

Vendor/sales sessions:

  • “Mobile devices and Cloud. Bring ’em on” – Albert Kramer (Trend Micro)
  • “VCE” – Cisco, EMC & Trend Micro

The event was ran by Erik Schills at the Belgium Cisco office and was sold out. A big congratulations for his work and effort!

The sessions I attended were very interesting and the crowd was very active with plenty of questions and ideas. Sadly this made it hard for certain speakers to finish their session and they had to skip certain parts, this was also something I feared at the start of the day.

Another great thing was a tour in the local Cisco datacenter. The Belgium Cisco office is one of their TAC’s (Technical Assistance Center). This means that Cisco is keeping all the different versions of their products ever released in the datacenter, all this is for troubleshooting customers problems. And this means not just one device per product, they even have minor firmware differences between the devices. It’s very impressive!

After the sessions Veeam decided to give us a sneak preview on their announcement the 4th of June. We can’t post the information yet after their official release but it looks great! I will make an update later on and probably dedicate a separate post.

It was a great opportunity to meet the experts (vExperts 😉 ) and in case you have missed it I can only tell you to be at the next VMUG. Something a few speakers mentioned was that even tho it was VMUG Belgium, most of the speakers were from The Netherlands. We will have to change this for the next VMUG!

Viktor Van Den Berg made some pictures and published them on his blog, you can see them here.

Update: all presentations are now available here.
Update: Veeam released Veeam Backup & Replication 6.1. More information can be found in my new post!