Virtualization, Cloud, Infrastructure and all that stuff in-between

My ramblings on the stuff that holds it all together

Presenting at the London VMware User Group Meeting – Feb 25th


I am pleased to announce that I’ve been asked to present again at this month’s VMware London user group meeting.

I’ll be giving a follow-up on my previous Home Lab : vT.A.R.D.I.S session for which I’ll be bringing a (quieter!) demo environment which I have dubbed vTARDIS:Nano Edition showing how you can build a complex 10 node clustered ESX environment with dvSwitch, iSCSI SAN and vMotion etc. on a single physical host for study and play.

I’ll also be presenting a case study for a project I worked on virtualizing a large Microsoft Windows 2003 Terminal Server estate and will be showing some interesting statistics that we gathered along the way.

I understand the event is now fully-booked which is a great turn out!

The agenda as as follows

1100 – 1200 (Optional) PowerCLI / Powershell workshop – Alan Renouf. Please bring your own curly brackets.
12:30 – 13:00 Arrive & Refreshments
13:00 – 13:20 Welcome & News – Alaric Davies
13:20 – 14:00 Sponsor Presentation – Chris Hammans, Pano Logic
Real world vSphere deployment experiences – Stuart Thompson
(Mostly) Zero downtime DC migration for Dummies – Jonathan Medd
15:00 – 15:20 Refreshment break
ESX home lab update, virtualizing Terminal Server workloads – Simon Gallagher
Thin provisioning and capacity planning in a virtual world – Chris Evans, ‘The Storage Architect’
Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth – Stuart Radnidge, vinternals
16:45 – 17:00 Close
17:00 – Pub

In future, to register your interest in attending, please send an email to with up to two named attendees from your organisation. If you do not receive a confirmation mail, please don’t just turn up since we will not be able to admit you to the meeting.

Content from the meetings will continue to be uploaded to, NDA permitting.


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