From Hungary there are four:
Congrats to everyone!:)
From Hungary there are four:
Congrats to everyone!:)
This time we had Cloud Cookies made by IBM:)
Let’s check the agenda!
Unfortunately I arrived a bit late, around 11am, so I missed the first presentation: “Arrow – Commvault”. After the coffee break, the next session was:
Előadó: Pál Ferenc / IBM Cloud üzletág technológiai vezető, Délkelet-Európa
Előadás címe: VMware IBM Cloud-on
IBM offers the followings in pay-as-you go or subscription model:
Migration is to/from the cloud/on prem pretty easy.
Előadó: Varga Gyula (Dimension Data)
Előadás címe: Felhő, de ésszel
Gyula and DimensionData have several years experience in system integration with VMware products. He talked about the evaluation/planning/migration to the cloud processes and shared some useful tips and tricks. There was a great checklist, so I took a photo about that:)
It is important that during the migration the IT needs to be also standardized and homogenized with automated workflows.
Előadó: Varsányi András
Előadás címe: A „hiper-rendelkezésre állás” harmadik eljövetele – Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 u3
Andras has shared with us a couple of new things from the VEEAM. With the latest 9.5 U3 the followings were introduced:
And other additional new 9.5 U3 features can be found here for B&R and here for Veeam ONE.
One more thing at the end of the pretension: Andras has mentioned that an official Veeam application for Android will be released soon.
The catering was good. During the break I have tried the htc VIVE, which was unbelievable amazing. Previously I had experience only with the Samsung Gear VR, and also with the Google VR, but those cannot be compered with the VIVE. I played with a demo as a car repair. That was fun. Also the Google Earth was beautiful.
Then I had other things to do, so I skipped the presentation of Clico – Palo Alto and the half of the TechData-DellEMC.
Előadó: Módly Zoltán
Előadás címe: Megújult a VxRail – Hyperconverged megoldások a Dell EMC-től
Zoltan showed us the new VxRAIL nodes from Dell-EMC. More details are here.
Előadó: Czuczumanov Valentin
Előadás címe: Hírek, érdekességek és újdonságok a VMware háza tájáról
VMworld: Call for papers has started.
Then a couple of recent acquisitions were presented, such as:
New versions / New Products
Előadó: Kiss Tibor
Előadás címe: Log management and analytics by VMware LogInsight
Tibor talked about the Log Management with Log Insight: motivations, plan, setup, workflows, content packs.
There is a Google Sheet calculator where you can plan properly your LI infrastructure. Tibor said, that we can count with 150 MB/ day / ESXi host. If you later plan to expand your LI with an additional node to create a cluster, then after the installation set the vIP. With the Log Insight we will be able to get an overview for example about the snapshots: Who did on which VM?
With Content Packs we can integrate another virtualized or bare metal server / network components. The list is continuously growing.
The sponsors and Csaba had some good prizes
Yesterday, on 29th May we had a 1-day hands-on lab / conference, a technical session of NSX Network Virtualization and Security Platform. The event hosted by VMware Hungary, in Holiday Beach Budapest Hotel.
The presenter, Piotr Jabłoński is a Senior System Engineer at VMware from Poland. He previously worked at Cisco, has significant experience at Data Center networking, security and NSX area. He is also a CCDE and CCIE. Let’s check the agenda
The event was organized as a classroom training. We went through the basics: What is NSX, how does it fit into the Software-Defined Datacenter. How can we compare with the traditional physical network infrastructure and what are the benefits. Then the architecture of the NSX was discussed.
After the Logical Switching section we did a HOL (Hands On Labs) together, the first part of the 1,5 hour long HOL-1703-SDC-5 – SociaLab: Intro to VMware NSX lab. You can also try that lab for free from your web browser, it provides a fully guided real environment experience. (You have access a complete virtual lab with instructions but you can also use it as a sandbox to try features. I mentioned during my exam preparation several times, this is a pretty awesome tool.)
We talked about the firewalls and 3rd party AV integrations. The spoofguard and some firewall rules were tested in the lab together with two Linux VMs. At the end there were a couple of words about the vRealize Automation and the vRelaize Network Insight. Both tools could help a lot during the NSX administration.
So it was a great and useful event, thanks to Piotr Jabłoński and the Hungarian VMware team!
Yesterday was the second VMUG, HU in 2017, with three community presenters in total!
Cinema City was the host again. Let’s check the agenda!
Csaba mentioned, that the VMUG Virtual Event (the last one) is available for free on the Website, so you can watch the entire event. Additionally, here you can check the VMUG Webcasts. The VMworld 2017 Barcelona is coming, (11-14 Sept) so if you have a chance to attend, register. Another good news is that Kiss Tibor has joined again to the VMUG Hungary as a second leader. From now on they will organize the VMUG Conferences together.
Előadás címe: Simplify Data Protection for VMware
Előadó: Filip Verloy – Rubrik
Rubrik Cloud Data Management delivers automated backup, recovery, archival, search, cloud, and development in a simple, scale-out platform built for hybrid cloud.
They simplify the Data protection with using only one converged appliance (a scaleable brick) with 4 independent nodes inside. No backup jobs any more, but we have SLAs.
Instant Point-in-time recovery, configuration under 1 hour, full HTML5 GUI, PowerShell, REST API, integrated with vRO/vRA, public clouds, replication, DR… Sounds promising.
Előadás címe: HCI garantált teljesítménnyel
Előadó: Varga Gyula (DData)
This All-Flash array guarantees the IOPS performance for the VMs, highly scalable and flexible (you can mix the storage and compute nodes)
Some small talks and good coffee:)
Előadás címe: Újdonságok és érdekességek a VMware háza tájáról.
Előadó: Czuczumanov Valentin
Valentin talked about some recent news. The strategy of VMware has 4 priorities:
For more, you can read here. Another news / releases:
Előadás címe: VMware Mirage for Retail
Előadó : Kiss Tibor (Lapker Zrt.)
We have seen how can we install the Mirage components, create a base image with application layers and driver library.
The Windows 10 clients are connected via 3G/4G so the data usage e.g. during a Windows Update is very limited. So he created a new base image and assigned to the clients. The Mirage server sends only the deduplicated, delta data. The results of the measurements are on the following slide:
Előadás címe: PowerCLI 30 percben
Előadó: Soltész Zoltán (MOL Nyrt.)
Zoltan has brought us one of my favorite topic, the PowerCLI. He started with a small introduction of PowerCLI: Why it is a great tool, what is possible, how can we use it. Since the latest 6.5.1 version we do not need to install the MSI package any more, because the PowerCLI is available directly from the PowerShell Gallery. We went through the installation and some basic command lets.
We also had a demo session: creation of some random VM is just a one-liner, very easy to get information about a VM, or modify a parameter (e.g. CPU, RAM, etc.)
At the end of the presentation Zoltan talked about another possibilities, e.g MSchart, SQL and excel outputs.
Előadó: Bertalan Bence
Előadás címe: VirtualSAN in action! Tapasztalatok, tippek éles VSAN üzemeltetéséhez
The last presentation was from Bence. He talked about VSAN admin / troubleshoot experiences in production environments. One of the most important requirement was the PCI compliance – (because of the huge multinational corporate) -, which can easily accomplished by VSAN. (physical separation from another workloads). They are basically satisfied with the VSAN: It is continuously and rapidly enhanced, new features are coming, has a great performance, used by more then 8000 customers already. However they had some interesting situations / issues:
So the upgrade to the VSAN6.6 is planned, but till now there is no in-place upgrade path from vSphere 6.0 U3.
The sponsors and Csaba had some good prizes.
The next VMUG will be end of September. Have a good holiday!
Update 28/06: Tibor uploaded his Mirage presentation to his blog.
Tomorrow on Tuesday, 26th of Jun will be the the second VMware User Group Hungary conference. Venue is the same as previously.
The mail has been already sent with the following agenda:
Here you can register, see you there!
On 3rd May we had a great day, called vSAN Experience Day. The event hosted by VMware, in Holiday Beach Budapest Hotel.
The presenter, Karel Rudišar is a System Engineer at VMware from Czech Republic. He previously worked at Dell, has significant experience at storage and vSAN area. Let’s check the agenda:
The event was organized as a classroom training. Rudišar has started with the SSDC. Some words about the market share of complete portfolio, evolution of storage components and the current market status of the vSAN. (7000+customers, 100+ countries)
Then we went through the vSAN basics: limitations, policies, HCI, tier types, disk groups, use-cases, options (VxRAIL, ready nodes, certified components)
The latest version of the vSAN 6.6 was just released, with a huge feature package. I also wrote some posts about the new features of the vSAN 6.2 last year, but this table summarizes each release. (click to enlarge)
Stretched cluster had a couple of slides. If you have 5ms RTT & 10Gbps connection between sites, you can build one
Next topics: RoBo, Hybrid vs All-Flash setup.
Another topics was also excited. If you want to try the vSAN without having any physical vSAN components, you can do it via the Hands On Labs!
Yesterday was the first VMUG, HU in 2017: nice venue, exciting presentations, delicious lunch and around 100-130 attendees. As I wrote, the Cinema City was the host again which has of course a fantastic huge screen for presentations:)
Lets check the agenda a bit detailed.
Csaba has talked about the new global VMUG site – he will upload the photos and presentations of the previous VMUG events soon.
Előadás címe: VMware vRealize Operations Manager bevezetés és tapasztalatok a Lapker Zrt.-ben
Előadó: Gyémánt Krisztián (Areus Zrt.) és Kiss Tibor Lapker Zrt.
The first topic was a vRealize Operations Manager PoC / implementation / administration case study in Lapker Zrt. We have seen how awesome is the Infra Navigator (it’s mapping the VM dependencies at application level automatically) Tibor showed us several examples about the alarms and predictions.
Előadó: Boris Mittelmann (VEEAM)
Előadás címe: Hidden and overlooked gems that make VEAAM unigue availability solution
Also, a new management tool will be launched, called VEEAM Availability Console, for service providers and distributed enterprise environments. A short reminder about the Quick Migration i.e. (s)vMotion w/o vCenter. There were a couple of slides about the Enterprise Manager (coming soon) which is a web based management tool, tag integration. Swiss knife at Veeam side is the Backup Extractor, which is a 20MB size smart tool, handles the VEEAM backup files w/o any infrastructure (vCenter, B&R, etc). So even if all of the infra components are lost, except the backups, VMs / VMDKs / guest files can be restored with this tool.
Also I had a talk with Boris about the new B&R v10. He showed me some very interesting new features, which will come later this year. But I can’t tell more, because he would shoot me down:)
Great cookies and good coffee with IT experts 🙂
Előadó: Czuczumanov Valentin
Előadás címe: VMware bejelentések, újdonságok az EUC háza tájáról
Valentin brought us several exciting news.
Előadás címe: Lenovo nagyvállalati megoldásai VMware-re hangolva
Miklos started his presentation with the Lenovo / ex-IBM server portfolio: Tower, Rack, Dense / Flex categories. Currently there are Lenovo based (RS, RD) and IBM based (System X) rack servers, but in the near future the portfolio will be consolidated: ThinkServer and ThinkAgile will be the only brands. He talked about the Flex nodes, Chassis and the NeXtScale System in details. Both are suitable for virtualization. Then the huge rack servers were mentioned: System x3850 X6, which is a 4-socket 4U high performance modular sever with great expansion options, check the photo, in the left corner.
The beast System x3950 X6 is a 8-socket 8U, which can be logically partitioned into two 4-socket systems. There were couple of slides about the network options and the entry-level storage solutions (Storwize family). Based on the research, Lenovo thinks that the feature of the storage solutions will be the SDS (Software-Defined Storage) with Nexenta and Cloudian.
Előadó: Czuczumanov Valentin
Előadás címe: VMware Validated Designs
In this presentation Valentin showed us what is the VMware Validated Designs We have seen the new 4.0 version. The official webpage has a great definition, so I will use it:
VMware Validated Designs deliver holistic data center-level designs that span compute, storage, networking and management, defining the gold standard for how to deploy and configure the complete VMware SDDC stack in a wide range of use cases.
The version 4.0 is just 3 weeks old, the new set of the documents can be downloaded from here. It defines PODs (Point of Delivery) which can be: Management, Edge and Compute. Here is a great high level post about the POD components. Below a huge poster from the 3.0. The new 4.0 version can be downloaded in .pdf format.
Előadó: Herceg András (VCAP-DCA/DCD, vExpert)
Előadás címe: vCenter SSL tanusítvány készítése és cseréje / Self-Signed vCenter SSL Certificate – Creating and Replacing
That was my presentation at the end:) I have talked about how to create and replace a self-signed (expired..) vCenter SSL certificate. I went through also a Root CA (MS AD CS) installation & SSL template creation. This is a non-production (test & dev) environment case-study with a lot troubleshooting, but with a happy end. You can check my Perzi here:
Giveaway! Csaba and the sponsors had exciting prizes, such as: 1-year VMUG Advantage subscription, VMUG MUG, a Synology 2-disks NAS, (yes, Csaba you are right, that is a really good product, I am using one many years ago:), a VMware bag and some other things.
The next VMUG date is 2017, Jun!