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Presenting at London VMware Users Group Meeting (VMUG) November 24th


The esteemed Mr Techhead and I will be presenting on how to build a low-cost lab environment for work, study and play at this month’s VMUG in London.

We will be bringing our own equipment and hope to have lots of (working!) demos of what you can do with low-cost server kit and interesting configurationsimage

  • Running virtualized multi-node ESX clusters? – check
  • VMware FT on a £300 GBP server? – check
  • How to get a SAN for your home? – check

If you are able to make it, it promises to be an interesting event; the full agenda is as follows;

The Steering Committee are pleased to announce the next UK London VMware User Group meeting, kindly sponsored by Symantec, to be held on Tuesday 24th November 2009. We hope to see you at the meeting, and afterwards for a drink or two.
Our meeting will be held at the Thames Suite, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 33 Queen Street, London EC4R 1AP, +44 (0)20 7248 4444. The nearest tube station is Mansion House, location information is available
here. Reception is from 1230 for a prompt 1pm start, to finish around 5pm. Our agenda looks something like this:

1100 – 1200 (Optional) Powershell workshop – Jonathan Medd (get-tovenue | early) to cover PS one-liner solutions and new VI toolkit functionality
12:30 – 13:00 Arrive & Refreshments
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome & News – Alaric Davies
13:20 – 14:05 Sponsor Presentation – Symantec
14:10 – 14:55 ESX Home Lab/White box setup – Simons Gallagher & Seagrave
15:00 – 15:20 Refreshment Break
15:25 – 16:00 Session 3 – vSphere topics, Guy Chapman, Mike Laverick, audience
16:05 – 16:45 Session 4 – vSphere topics, Alaric Davies, Mike Laverick, audience
16:45 – 17:00 Close
17:00 – Pub

To register your interest in attending, please send an email to alaricdavies at yahoo dot com with up to two named attendees from your organisation. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please don’t just turn up since we will not be able to admit you to the meeting. Please separately mention if you intend attending Jon’s Powershell workshop at 1100. Content from the meetings will continue to be uploaded to, NDA permitting.

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