Melbourne VMware User Group Meeting 27/09/2012

I wanted to post about our next User Group meeting (Thursday 27 September) and ask anyone based in the Melbourne area who’s interested in virtualisation to come along and register for this event here

A VMUG web site login is required to register for this meeting. Just visit the Username and/or Password Help page to find out if you need to create a new login.

This meeting’s theme is around VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM).

Our event sponsor is Neverfail ( and @neverfailgroup) and  Glenn Chapman who is a Senior Systems Engineer at Neverfail will be talking about Neverfail’s Continuous Availability Technology Overview including a product demonstration.

Neverfail have a product called SRMeXtender which integrates the protection of physical servers into the SRM workflow (cool).

Community Presentations:
We also have a VMware presentation by none other than Peter Marfatia who is a Senior Systems Engineer at VMware and will be talking about the New Features of SRM and vSphere Replication, this presentation will also feature a product demonstration.

Finally we have a Member presentation from Peter Ibbotson who is a Network Administrator at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and will be talking about Performing a Full SRM Test in a Production Environment.

There’s some great meeting give-aways which make attending our event even more worth while: –

  • Firstly thanks to our sponsor, Neverfail who will be giving away some cool Bose Headphones (bring your business cards!).
  • Every meeting VMware Education Services give away a VMware Training Course of your choice (for real!), This prize would be a big help to anyone considering embarking on a VCDX journey.
  • We also have some great give-aways from Trainsignal ( they’ve been kind enough to give us 2 copies of their fantastic VMware Site Recovery Manager training course.
  • We also have a copy of the VMware Press book ( ): Administering VMware SRM 5 (by Mike Laverick) to give away!  Also check this VMware Press special deal for VMUG Members (don’t forget to sign up and register, it’s that simple).
  • Finally we have a VMUG Advantage subscription to give-away (if you’re considering taking any training or exams this year then join up, it’s worth it).
  • Oh, I nearly forgot, there’s more… we also have a bunch of VMware stickers, drink bottles, clothes, mugs and hats to give-away just for attending the meeting (need any more incentive to register?), do it now!

You can get all the details here: Melbourne VMUG Meeting | Thursday 27 September 2012

Here’s the agenda:

4:00 pm – Doors Open/Registration
4:15 pm – Introduction from VMUG Steering Committee
4:30 pm – Sponsor Presentation: Neverfail Continuous Availability Technology Overview and Demo – Glenn Chapman, Senior Systems Engineer, Neverfail Group
5:15 pm – Break
5:30 pm – VMware Presentation: What’s new with SRM (Demo included)  – Peter Marfatia, Senior Systems Engineer, VMware
6:15 pm – Break
6:30 pm – Member Presentation: Performing a Full SRM Test in a Production Environment – Peter Ibbotson, Network Administrator, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
7:15 pm – Food, Drinks and Networking
8:30 pm – Event Concludes.

Spread the word and I Look forward to seeing you there!

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