So the next VMUG Danish edition is almost upon us, and if you haven’t registered already I can only urge you to do so at vmug.com/denmark
VMUG’s are the gathering of users of VMware from your local area, and once in a while we are hosting guest speakers like the superstars. This time the always interesting Duncan Epping and for the opening Keynote Kit Colbert has agreed to come and speak to us. The full agenda of speakers can be found here
As the name implies VMUG’s are for and by the users and as such you’re always encouraged to give a presentation of what you have done with VMware. And don’t be shy, no matter how small a solution you have and run, someone else at the usergroup has a similar setup. A lot of the users who attend have somewhere between 1 and 20 hosts, and most likely face a lot of the same challenges that you have.
At my current work I’m somewhat on the other end of that scale, owning a VMware platform that hosts around 25.000 VM’s. That sounds daunting, and there are some new learnings for VMware at scale, but at the core this is just numbers. Your basic VMware training/knowledge still comes in very handy.
Through the VMUGs I’ve gotten many new friends that share some of the same experiences that I’ve had. These friends that helped me at first when I was new to VMware and I have to agree this has helped me work wise as well. It was at similar usergroup I was approached with the position of my current job.
This time the VMUG will be held at the new Movie theatre at Fields Copenhagen, which offers multiple rooms for presentations. So you will have to the ability to choose between 25 different breakout sessions that are held throughout the day. After the closing reception, VEEAM has sponsored a viewing of Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi.
Hope to see you at VMUG!
Denne gang var jeg med i podcastet der, efter nogle tekniske problemer, blev optaget hos Arrow ECS. I dette podcast, deltog fra Arrow Blogger Board, Frank Brix fra Cohesity, Rasmus Haslund fra Veeam, Michael Ryom fra Proact, Kim Tholstorf fra VMware, og jeg selv. Karina Søndergaard fra Arrow og Liselotte Foverskov var også med til at fascilitere dette podcast.
Denne gang handlede ligesom sidste podcast om VMworld, men denne gang om de announcement der var under VMworld, både i Las Vegas og i Barcelona. Vi kom også rundt om vores oplevelser og forventninger vi havde haft til VMworld, og hvordan de var blevet indfriet.
So I didn’t find the time to do this during VMworld US this year, so hoping to get this out there before VMworld EU kicks off for real on Tuesday.
I didn’t get as many T-shirts as I use to, a lot of the vendors wanted you to watch a demo of their product before getting a T-shirt, which made it a somewhat slower gathering 🙂
One thing that really bugs me is that a lot of them don’t have XXL or run out of them very fast. And these are NOT US sizes. Meaning after 1 or 2 washes the XL ones don’t fit me anymore. Yes I could loose weight, but I like bacon so….
Anyways here goes.
First off I got a vExpert T-shirt from Micron, who gave out T-shirts to the first 50 vExperts who came by their stand. Unfortunately they only had XL ones. However it was Nike Golf Polo Shirt which is the ones I really prefer to wear, so hats off for that.
Name : Micron
Model: Nike Golf Polo Dri-fit
Size: XL (why oh why no XXL ???)
Quality: The well known Nike Golf polo, seems to be the best fabric for shirts, I still have my first 2014 vExpert shirt and eventhough it has been washed numerous times its still in the same shape.
Print: A very subtle Micron logo on the front is the only thing adorning this shirt.
Conclusion: If only they had had these in XXL this would have been a 10 out of 10, by far the best quality shirt there is.
Name : Veeam
Model: Gildan Softstyle Ring spun.
Quality: Nice and soft fabric as Gildan has been known for
Print: A simple, big Veeam logo on the front and a catchphrase on the back.
Conclusion: A very nice quality shirt, however the green Veeam color doesn’t really want to make me wear this shirt any other places than at home 🙂
Name : Dell EMC
Model: Gildan Heavy Cotton
Size: XL (why oh why no XXL ?)
Quality: A bit thicker material than the Veeam one, but still very nice and soft.
Print: A big REALIZE logo on top, and some scattered hexagons on the bottom, this actually looks pretty cool, nothing on the back
Conclusion: This would have scored higher if they had had any XXL shirts, good quality and a print thats subtle enough so you could wear this one publically 🙂
Name : New Horizons
Model: Jerzees Dri-PowerActive
Quality: A bit less soft than the Gildan ones, this is the first tee I’ve seen from this company. It kinda feels like this will stretch in width and creep in length though.
Print: A StarWars inspired New Horizons logo on the front, and again a StarWars inspired text on the back.
Conclusion: A reasonably fine print and a somewhat (yet to be seen) questionably quality of shirt, brings this down to 6. I could be wrong and this washes just nicely 🙂
Name : Unitrends
Model: Gildan Softstyle Ring spun
Quality: Again the good and soft quality from Gildan that we’ve come to know, these washes fine, but will fade to gray after a dozen washes or so.
Print: A city background landscape and a person that stands in the foreground. This might be a movie or TV-show that runs in America, it doesn’t really ring a bell for me at least. But it looks pretty cool.
Conclusion: A good quality, right size and an ok print that could easily be worn in public brings this one up to 8 points.
I hope this was at least a bit helpful for you, if you’re going T-shirt hunting at VMworld Europe in Barcelona next week. A surprising number of people asked me if I was going to Barcelona as well. I doubt many costumers do that, that’s more partners and vendors I guess.
Jeg var ligesom resten af Arrow Blogger boardet inviteret til at snakke om forventninger til VMworld 2017, jeg havde dog ikke desværre ikke mulighed for at deltage, men Michael Ryom, Rasmus Haslund og Frank Brix har lavet en podcast. I denne podcast kan du høre lidt om hvad du skal huske inden du tager afsted, hvad du bør se og hvor du bør være med. I denne podcast er Liselotte Foverskov også med og lærer de andre tre nogle gloser i Catalansk, førend det går løs i Barcelona.
Vi fra boardet takker Arrow og Karina Søndergaard Nielsen som har stablet dette på benene for at hjælpe de danske deltagere i Barcelona.
Jeg selv deltog i USA så tager ikke til Barcelona, men god tur til alle jer der skal afsted.
Michael Ryom: https://michaelryom.dk/
Rasmus Haslund: https://www.perfectcloud.org/
Frank Brix: http://www.vfrank.org/
Arrow Blogger Board: http://marketing.arrowecs.dk/web/Arrow-Blogger-Board
So after arriving in the chaotically city of Las Vegas late Friday, I went to get registered today and got my official VMworld bag and complementary T-Shirt. Which leads to the first T-shirt review of VMworld 2017
The official T-shirt is again this an all black cotton shirt from Port Company, it features a nice and subtle VMworld 2017 logo at the front and a nice faded circuit board print on the back.
I would wish VMware would do the golf polos for the official shirt, as they hold shape and print so much better than these cotton ones
Score is 8 out of 10.