|Well the Brownbag discussion topic has been decided and we even have a guest speaker.|
I am delighted to anounce that Scott Vessey of Global Knowledge will be onboard to discuss VMware certifications. Now as with the best laid plans of mice and men, we seem to have a timing FUBAR.
I must remember that the first Thursday of the month is not a good time for Brownbags as half of the Virtualisation peeps in London are leathered.
|So to sum up :|
|7pm on the 7th of July.|
|Use the link below to register.|
Tag: Brown Bag
On the 11th May, we had our VCDX brownbag on Rapid provisioning. now those of you who checked in will know we has some technical issues with the lab, and I had issues with my Microphone, my Skype is playing up, but ,my issues are not pertinent to this discussion so without further ado, lets run thought rapid provisioning 3.5 style.
In this iteration of the bi-weekly VCDX brown-bag, Cody and I will be dealing with ESX Rapid provisioning,or to be precise objective 8 from the Enterprise Admin Blueprint.
We are hoping to build a kickstart script, don’t worry we will explain each section and the commands that make the up. Finally we will run a scripted ESX install using it. This will either be so cool you wont need a fridge, or just serious car crash :D. So click on the link below to register and join the fun, and hopefully we will all learn something.
Here are the critical details:
Date/Time: May 11, 2010 @ 2P CST (8pm BST, 9pm CET)
International Numbers are available, if you need a number for your region, please Email
Remember If you registered for #5 you don’t need to re-register this time.
There are some things you will want to have read before joining up on the call, here are some of those things:
Thank you to our Sponsors’
Once again it is with a warm thank you to TrainSignal, without whom we would not be able to bring you this session via “GotoMeeting”
Here are a couple of links relating to the show
One thing to note is that even the so called experts can and do get it wrong 😀 we all agreed the w is an alias of who but as the above link shows that is not the case LOL
This week it is VCP week and even though I am pretty certain that we have covered networking before, that was before we started recording these, so to remedy this omission we are repeating the exercise.
We will be deal the Standard vSwitch, the Distributed vSwitch and cover the creation of portgroups and PVLANs, all good stuff and a major section of the VCP Exam.
Now for the important call details:
Date: May 4, 2010 @2PM CST the is 8PM BST and 9PM Central European
Even better we now offer international dialling numbers for several countries including the UK, Netherlands and Norway.
As an aside: VMware has a Free VCP Voucher offer, check here for details.
This bi-weekly’s brownbag hosted by Cody Bunch and myself is to cover DRS Clusters & Performance Monitoring, and hopefully we will have some fun while we’re at it.
As usual the necessary details are as follows:
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 2PM CST (8pm BST 9pm CET)
Bring any questions you may have, regarding the topic, or anything you can think of surrounding the VCDX process and we will attempt to cover them all. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Thank you once again to our sponsors TrainSignal.
The next iteration of the VCP 4 Brownbags has been locked and loaded, those of you with a sharp eye will notice something different on this session, Cody has gone all professional. Now the reason this session has been termed a beta is he is testing a new platform for hosting these and the subsequent VCDX Brownbags too. That said even through it is a test the session is a live one. So Sign up, it does not matter if you are already a VCP or not, Those that are VCP are welcome for their experiance. So if you’re up for it register at the link below:
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM CST
This session will be recorded and put up under the new “Brown Bag” section. Note: The VCDX Link does not work at present.
Warning – REMEMBER Those of you that are VCP’s do not forget that you are under NDA regarding Exam questions, this session is not a Braindump exercise, but a real attempt at a focused study group.
As you may be aware , Cody Bunch and myself have joined forces to create a Brown Bag series for the VCDX exams, the first session concentrated on vNetworking via the Command line – now remember that the current Advanced Admin exam is based on VI3 so no vNDS. below are the commands that we investigated on the first Brown Bag session.
For those of you wondering as to when the second installment of the VCDX Brownbag series is, all I can say Cody and I have not forgotten you 😀 The seas of change surround us regarding the presentation of BrownBag so please be patient and await a signficant anouncement, our adventure with DimDim did not go as planned, as unfortunately we did not manage to tie Audio with video.
Now there may be one or two impromptu sessions between now and the final solution, so please keep checking back here and on Cody’s site for further information
Following up on the interest from our last post, Cody Bunch and I will be running the first of what should become a series of VCDX Enterprise Admin Brown Bag sessions. The topic this week will be the CLI.
So all the good things like the ESXCFG c0mmands and useful Linux commands etc will be discussed.
Now remember to review the Advanced Admin Exam Blue print and come with all the questions and any advice you have, lets make these sessions the most useful resource for aiding everybody to help pass the exam.
Now for the first week we are going to give this a shot with DimDim, therefore we can accept a total of 25 folks. what this means is only if you have been accepted into the VCDX process, or have already taken and passed your Enterprise Admin Exam. We are sorry about this but we are trying to keep any costs realated to this low infact not low actually Free.
Now please note that the time below is in CST (that is GMT-6).
Questions? fire them over either on Twitter or in the comments. Look forward to seeing you there!