This week I attended the NLVMUG 2018 on the 20th of march. The NLVMUG is the largest VMUG (VMware User Group) in the world and is held in the Netherlands. More than a thousand people attend the NLVMUG. The keynote was given than by no other than Pat Gelsinger the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VMware. The afternoon keynote was given by Joshua McKenty the Vice President from Pivatal.
The NLVMUG 2018 is a wrap but a great success!! Thanks to the VMUG leaders: Joep Piscaer en Dennis Hoegen Dijkhof.
NLVMUG 2018 – Overview
This week I travelled with my colleagues to VMworld 2017 in Barcelona Spain. This was my first VMworld but luckily my colleagues helped me out with putting a schedule together. The days were absolutely great and well-organized thanks to my employer ITQ (special thanks to Francisco Perez van der Oord and Paul Geerlings).
This blog post is about my first VMworld with my personal highlights.
VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive
At the Rubrik stand a thousand copies were given away of the best book in stores now (personal opinion) “VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive“. At a specific time you had to wait in line to get a free copy of the book signed by Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort. I was one of the lucky people who got a free copy with their signatures :).
At VMworld I attended a lot of sessions but my personal top three were the following:
- Delivering Hybrid Cloud Architectures for Your Customer with VMware Cloud on AWS – Adam Osterholt
- Replicating VMware VVols: A technical deep dive into VVol array based replication in vSphere 6.5 – Claudio Calisto, Nick Dyer
- vCenter Performance Deep Dive – Ravi Soundararajan
I also attended a non disclosure agreement (nda) session with Tom Corn the Vice President of Security Products at VMware about AppDefense.
Server and Storage Hardware (Dell EMC / HPE)
On Tuesday I visited multiple hardware vendors about their new products.
- At the HPE stand they showed the new HPE ProLiant gen 10 servers and their current storage portfolio 3PAR, Nimble. A beta version of the HPE ProLiant DL360 G10 was displayed and there was a iLO5 demo.
- The Dell EMC stand was one of the largest on VMworld. They displayed all their main products and were displaying demo’s.
I could blog all day about the announcements and sessions but luckily all information is available for everyone. You can find the sessions at the vendor websites or on YouTube. The company I work for has created a dedicated page to display all the VMworld news items.
On March 16 2017, I attended the NLVMUG 2017 in the Netherlands. Frank Denneman from VMware presented the opening keynote about “VMware Cloud on AWS”. The NLVMUG is a one-day event and displayed 65 sessions, a remarkable high number. The NLVMUG is one of the largest/is the largest VMUG in the world.
This week the NLVMUG organization published the presentations and recorded sessions online. The information is for everyone available and free of charge.
– NLVMUG website
– NLVMUG YouTube channel