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Join me at the Calgary VMUG

CanadaVMUGThis week I will be lucky enough to present at the Calgary VMUG in Canada where they will be holding an automation focused event, this will be my first time to Canada and I have to say its been one of my lifetime goals ever since I saw the photographs from my fathers trip when he was stationed there in the Army.  I hope its as beautiful as it was in the pictures!

Its not too late to register, if you are interested in automation or just keen to learn what parts of your job you can script away to enable you to move on to the more interesting things and you are in the Calgary area, make sure you sign up today!

When and where?

Date and Time:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location:

PennWest Plaza East

PennWest Conference Room Suite 200, 207

9th Avenue SW

Calgary, Alberta T2P 1K3

Register today!

You can find out more details and register today by visiting the Calgary VMUG site here: http://www.vmug.com/e/in/eid=1265

Hope to see you there!

Using Show-Command with PowerCLI

Recently when at the Western Pennsylvania VMUG I was asked by Rob Velarde if I had tried Show-Command with PowerCLI, I know that PowerCLI5.1 R2 now supports PowerShell V3 where the Show-Command cmdlet was introduced so thought I would take a look.

Looking at a cmdlets syntax can be complicated for people who are new to PowerShell and PowerCLI, the below is an example of the New-VM cmdlet…

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So what does all this mean?

 

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Indianapolis VMUG User Conference – 26th July 2012

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Next week I will be presenting at the Indianapolis VMUG User Conference, yet another VMUG I have never been to but I hear great things about, im looking forward to catching up with the usual VMUG frequenters and also some of the local folk.

I will be presenting the following sessions , if you are at the VMUG make sure you attend or at least come by and say Hi!

VMware PowerCLI

This will take place in the Sagamore 5-7 room and will be at 11:00 – 11:45

Tired of clicking the Next, Next, Next, button for those simple jobs ?

Do you have a vSphere or vCD task you repeat every month, week, day or even hour ?

Join me in this PowerCLI session as I take you from beginner to Scripting Ninja.  In this session I will show you not only how to use PowerCLI but also how to teach yourself, I will show you the great resources available on the internet and how to take PowerCLI to the next level.

If you do it more than once, come learn how to script it!

Event Details

Thursday, July 26, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Indiana Convention Center
100 S. Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Make sure you register here before attending.

Agenda

A copy of the full agenda and other sessions taking place can be found here: http://www.vmug.com/index.php?mo=cm&op=ld&fid=201

Carolina VMUG–15th May 2012

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Next week I will be presenting at the Carolina VMUG, im looking forward to this one as I get the chance to view a part of America I have never visited before and also catch up with some friends and people I have never met face to face.

I will be presenting twice at the VMUG, once on PowerCLI for vCloud Director and another time presenting with Josh Atwell, Josh is a such a great and enthusiastic guy who has some fantastic ideas and the humor to make our session a fun time for all. If you have never visited Josh’s blog I suggest you head over to http://www.vtesseract.com/ – Who knows where he gets some of the images for his posts ?!

I will be presenting the following sessions , if you are at the VMUG make sure you attend or at least come by and say Hi!

PowerCLI 201

Presenting with Josh Atwell we will take you through the basics of PowerCLI and then progress to some more advanced topics showing you how to use Community code and make the most of the wealth that is provided by the PowerShell and PowerCLI Community.

This session is sure to be great fun and will include some tips and tricks which any vSphere admin will not want to miss.

vCloud Director PowerCLI

This session will show you the basics and also some advanced parts of PowerCLI 5.0.1 and specifically how to use these to not only report on your cloud infrastructure but also how to create one from scratch, save time and make your life easier as a cloud admin.

This is the perfect addition to Chris Colotti’s session earlier that day (a must attend).

Event Details

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Click here for directions.

Make sure you register here before attending.

Agenda

A copy of the full agenda and other sessions taking place can be found here: http://www.vmug.com/d/do/1280

Silicon Valley VMUG – April 11th

imageMy family and I are relocating ourselves to California, with the start of our new lives there will be a new VMUG, I have to say the London VMUG has set the standards pretty high so I can not wait to see what my new local VMUG will be like.

My new local VMUG will be of course the Silicon Valley VMUG (SVVMUG), and I have to say with the below Agenda its looking pretty darn good so far !

The SVVMUG is on April 11th and details are below, I have of course put myself down to present, this time I will be presenting with a well known VMware Community member, fellow member of VMware Technical Marketing and all round fantastic guy, Mr. William Lam, make sure you check out his blog (I’m sure you do already).

Together we will be presenting a vSphere CLI Overview.

vSphere CLI Overview

In this presentation William and I will give a good overview with where we are in vSphere 5, if your getting your ESXCLI’s mixed up with your PowerCLI’s or if you are bored of doing the same manual tasks each day then make sure you attend our presentation to get a good overview of what is available to help you automate your life!

We will also be sticking around for the rest of the VMUG (and hopefully SVVMUG has a vBeers ?) so make sure you come up and say Hi and have a chat to us. Being a local for only a week at that time I would love to meet as many people as possible !

Register

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Click here for directions.

Make sure you register here before attending.

Agenda

Meeting Agenda
TIME EVENT LOCATION
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration | Breakfast | Mingle with Vendors California Ballroom Foyer
8:30 – 8:45 am VMUG Welcome California Ballroom 4-6
8:45 – 9:45 am Keynote Presentation with Mike Laverick California Ballroom 4-6
9:45 – 10:00 am Break | Mingle with Vendors California Ballroom 4-6/Foyer
10:00 – 10:45 am Breakout Block #1 | Education Sessions  
Dell Incorporated – Accelerate VDI success with Dell EqualLogic unified virtualized storage and VMware View California Ballroom 1-2
Symantec – High availability and business continuity for applications in VMware environments. California Ballroom 3
Veeam Software Corp – Why Legacy Backup Tools Don’t Work in Virtual Environments California Ballroom 7
EMC Corp – Maximizing Performance And Efficiency For Enterprise Applications With EMC and Isilon California Ballroom 8-9
VMware Labs Seattle, Portland, Santa Barbara
10:45 – 11:00 am Break | Mingle with Vendors California Ballroom 4-6/Foyer
11:00 – 11:45 pm Breakout Block #2 | Education Sessions  
VMware – Why Virtualize Business Critical Applications (Oracle, SAP, Exchange, SQL, Java)? California Ballroom 1-2
VMware – Troubleshooting Storage Performance (Is it the Hardware or the Software?) California Ballroom 3
VMware – Redefining the Standard for Operations Management with vCenter Operations California Ballroom 7
VMware – vSphere CLI Overview California Ballroom 8-9
VMware Labs Seattle, Portland, Santa Barbara
11:45 – 12:30 pm Lunch California Ballroom 4-6/Foyer
12:30-1:30 pm VMware Update | Steve Herrod – Senior Vice President of Research & Development California Ballroom 4-6
1:30 – 1:45 pm Break | Mingle with Vendors California Ballroom 4-6/Foyer
1:45 – 2:30 pm Breakout Block #3 | Education Sessions  
Zerto – Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service from The iFish Group Leveraging Zerto Virtual Replication California Ballroom 1-2
Nimble Storage – Stress-Free Data Protection for VMware and VDI California Ballroom 3
Xsigo Systems – Evolution of Data Center Fabrics California Ballroom 7
Hewlett-Packard – Understanding and Optimizing Storage Performance in vSphere California Ballroom 8-9
VMware Labs Seattle, Portland, Santa Barbara
2:30 – 2:45 pm Break | Mingle with Vendors California Ballroom 4-6/Foyer
2:45 – 3:30 pm Breakout Block #4 | Education Sessions  
VMware – Architecting and Building a Secure Virtual Infrastructure and Private Cloud California Ballroom 1-2
VMware – Performance Best Practices for vSphere California Ballroom 3
VMware – Virtualized Performance Monitoring Counters (vPMC) California Ballroom 7
VMware – A Guide to vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) Deployments California Ballroom 8-9
VMware Labs Seattle, Portland, Santa Barbara
3:30 – 3:45 pm Break | Mingle with Vendors California Ballroom 4-6/Foyer
3:45 – 4:30 pm Breakout Block #5 | Education Sessions  
Cisco – Evolving the Data Center to Private Cloud California Ballroom 1-2
Trend Micro Inc. – Security at Every Stage: Trend Micro, VMware and Your Journey to the Cloud California Ballroom 3
Carrillo Business Technologies – Enterprise Consolidation California Ballroom 7
Coraid- Server Virtualization Demands a New Storage Architecture California Ballroom 8-9
VMware Labs Seattle, Portland, Santa Barbara
4:30 – 5:00 pm Closing California Ballroom 4-6