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Oct 9 2009   1:56AM GMT

Leeds VMWare User group – November 2009 Meeting

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, not to be outdone by the recent launch of an Irish and Scottish User Group – the North of England has rose to the challenge! Although tagged a “Leeds VMware User Group”, then plan is to exume from the ashes of its abortive beginning a Northern User Group, so people like me who turn ashen at the thought of going to “dat der London” have some place closer to home to go to! ;-) . I’m hoping my fellow Northern in crime, Tom Howarth will be able to make it too!

I’m hoping to be at the meeting in November – although I’m booked to be somewhere, that somewhere could be cancelled – which means I can be there, and perhaps even speak. I will be definitely at the next meeting in March 2010 – date/time/location to be confirmed.

I know this new user group needs to attract members – but additional volunteers for the Steering Committee- ideally existing VMware Customers…

Details below – please make clear your intention of coming to this forum post:


Date & Time: Wednesday, 18th November 2009 at 14:00
Host: Brendon Higgins
Speaker: Chris Kranz
Venue: The Wellington, 88 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4LT

You are invited by the Chairman of the West Yorkshire branch of the British Computer Society to attend the inaugural meeting of a Leeds VMWare user group. Anyone with an interest virtualisation is welcome and leading stakeholders will support this event by attending. However this is a user event and priority will be given to vmware administrators wishing to attend.

The venue is in Leeds town centre and only a short walk from the train station and local car parks. A big thank you to the Wellington for allowing us use of the room free of charge for this first event.

The primary goals of this event are:

• Discover techniques for troubleshooting VM performance issues
• Meet and exchange ideas with peers
• Develop the format and agenda for the next meeting
• Recruit volunteers to help with next meeting

If you wish to attend please reply to this thread so that I may track interest. The room will hold 70 but only half of that is practical for the round table events due to the noise of other people speaking on the next table.


2 PM
Welcome and introductions

2:30 PM
A formal presentation and Q&A session with Chris Kranz, on techniques he uses for troubleshooting VM performance issues in his role of “Senior Technical Consultant” for vmware virtual partner b2net

3:30 PM
Round table discussions on various topics related to VMWare

• Backup and Recovery
• Performance
• Reporting and Monitoring
• VCP Exam
• vSphere
• Getting from development to production
• ‘Open mike’

5 PM
Finish – Is that a pub down stairs? May stay for just a quick pint… http://communities.vmware.com/images/emoticons/wink.gif
Thank you for supporting this endeavour.

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