Agenda Now Live for the 2014 Potomac Regional VMUG User Conference

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The agenda is being set for the June 19th 2014 Potomac Regional VMUG User Conference!  With so many exciting and educational technical sessions, keynotes, demonstrations, exhibits, and networking opportunities scheduled, you’ll have a hard time making your selections.

Select from the Following Event Offerings to Customize Your Experience:

  • VMware Presentations on Virtual SAN, vCenter Operations Manager, Network Virtualization, Horizon 6, and much more
  • Technical Sessions on Software-Defined Networking, Architecting for Flash, and more
  • Learn about the latest products and technologies from over 35 VMware Partners
  • Enjoy longer, more in-depth VMware Sessions

You can review the full agenda, as well as submit your registration for this FREE event through the Potomac Regional event details page.

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 19, 2014
7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jeffereson David Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
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Your Maryland VMUG Leaders and Washington D.C. VMUG Leaders

May 15, 2014 DC VMUG with SimpliVity

Registration Now Open: Washington, D.C. VMUG Meeting

Join us for the upcoming Washington, D.C. VMUG meeting taking place on Thursday, May 15, 2014, sponsored by SimpliVity

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Registration is now open and available to all VMUG members. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

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Meeting Agenda

  • 4:00 p.m. Welcome, Registration, and Networking
  • 4:30 p.m. VMware Update – Horizon 6 and vCHS DRaaS
  • 5:05 p.m. Break
  • 5:15 p.m. SimpliVity OmniCube
  • 5:45 p.m. Break
  • 5:55 p.m. SDDC Vision: How a Local Partner is Implementing VMware’s SDDC Vision on SimpliVity OmniCube
  • 6:30 p.m. Ask the Experts, Giveaways, and Networking

Thursday, May 15, 2014
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Spider Kelly’s
3181 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 20191
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Space is limited – please be sure to register now!

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Be sure to share this meeting information with your colleagues.

Visit the Washington, D.C. VMUG Workspace and subscribe to our listserv!  Connect with your fellow VMUG members in the forum, ask and answer questions about VMware, and get involved in your VMUG community.

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72 Hour Sale: Save 20% on VMUG Advantage – The exclusive discount program for VMUG members.

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VMUG Advantage subscriber benefits include:

  • 50% discount on a VCP Certification Exam
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  • $100 USD off 2014 VMworld Registration
  • 20% discount on VMware Certification Exams & Training Courses
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Check out the VMware Mobile Knowledge Portal App

During the last DC VMUG, I mentioned the VMware Mobile Knowledge Portal app.  There was quite a bit of interest, so I thought that I would link to it here.  The VMware Mobile Knowledge Portal app provides access to VMware published content, and other rich media. You can use this application to watch a growing list of view helpful demos, installation/how-to videos, read product whitepapers, and benefit from expert advice. Content can be pulled down for off-line access so you can view on your commute or while waiting around for installations to complete (content > progress bars).

Prepare to interact with your peers at the next VMUG by checking out the VMKP.

I also mentioned a few other resources that you can use to get up to speed on VMware solutions including:

The VMware Product Walkthroughs (PWT) page at  The PWT site contains a ton of content that walk you through VMware products from high-level concepts to basic procedures designed to get you ready to deploy products in Proof of Concept environments quickly.VMware Product Walkthroughs (PWT)

The VMware Hands on Labs (HOL) at  These are the same labs that are delivered at VMworld, accessible to anyone, anywhere, any time.  The HOLs give you stick time with VMware products, walking through installation and configuration, as well as various use case scenarios with multiple products.  The HOLs have proved popular with many folks; in face, HOL stats for 2013 include: 39 unique lab topics with a combined 207 lab modules.  There were 113,000 labs delivered in the 2013 season amounting to 4.3 million minutes of lab time.

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I’m on the VMware Technical Marketing team responsible for maintaining these resources, so if you have any feedback feel free to reach out.  You can get to me through social media or any of the contact methods I have here:

NSX Seminar for DC VMUG Members

Washington DC VMware NSX Seminar for VMUG Members

VMware and VMUG are presenting a half-day NSX Seminar in Washington, DC on April 16th,2 014.  As there was a good deal of interest in VMware’s NSX network virtualization expressed by folks at our March 12th event in Tysons Corner we want to be sure our members are aware of the event.  Here are the details for the NSX Seminar:

Questions about NSX? Looking for more information on SDDC? Come make sense of it all at an upcoming NSX Seminar near you. Please join VMware and VMUG for a complimentary, half-day educational event specific for IT professionals interested in learning more about implementing network virtualization within a Software Defined Data Center. Hear from VMware networking and security experts about the power of this approach and how it can work for your organization.

Session Highlights:

  • Gain insight into the Software-Defined Data Center approach
  • Hear lessons learned from real-production customers
  • Understand how VMware NSX delivers data center security and micro-segmentation
  • Learn how to deploy VMware NSX over your existing infrastructure


8:00 am    Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am    The Software Defined Data Center
9:00 am    Network Virtualization
10:00 am  Break
10:15 am  VMware NSX Technical Deep Dive
12:00 pm  Wrap-Up & Raffle
More agenda details coming soon!

Who should attend?

All are invited! People who may benefit most from this event include:

  • Networking Managers and Administrators
  • Security Managers and Administrators
  • IT, Infrastructure and Datacenter Managers
  • CIO, CTO and General Managers
  • Network professionals, including CCIEs

Not a member of the DC VMUG yet?  Join us now – membership is free and open to anyone with an interest in VMware technologies!

Join the DC VMUG today!

Not in the Washington, DC area?  No problem!

Find a location near you and register today!

Dates Location
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Minneapolis, MN Register Here
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Washington, D.C. Register Here
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Boston, MA Register Here
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Chicago, IL Register Here
Thursday, May 01, 2014 Indianapolis, IN Register Here
Thursday, May 08, 2014 New York City, NY Register Here
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Atlanta, GA Register Here
Thursday, May 22, 2014 San Diego, CA Register Here
Monday, June 2, 2014 Philadelphia, PA Register Here
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Austin, TX Register Here

For more information on VMware NSX, please visit under Technical Resources. You will find a datasheet, white papers and design guides.