Sunday, 17 February 2019

My VMware User Group - Delhi/NCR Experience

On Saturday 16th Feb 2019 I attended VMware User Group- Delhi/NCR event in Le Méridien Gurgaon organised by Awesome community members, Amit Kumar Jain, Ankur Chopra and Raminder Singh.The VMware User Group (VMUG) is an independent, global, customer-led organization, created maximize members' use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration, and events.

The day started with a quick registration followed by the Opening Keynote delivered by Murad Wagh SE Director @VMWare talking about What's new with Compute, Network, Software Defined Storage, Cloud Native Applications and VMware Cloud on AWS.  

Murad Wagh walked us through with vSphere Platinum, Simplified vCenter Topology with Built in PSC, Trusted Platform Module and virtual Trusted Platform Module, vSphere Health which is another powerful feature of VMware vSphere 6.7 to identify and resolve potential issues. Last but not the least vMotion for NVIDIA Grid vGPU Virtual Machines one of the topic which I love to hear about and is close to my heart being a NVIDIA vGPU Community Advisor and an active VDI community member.

Murad Wagh also talked about NSX-T discussing about the various enhancements that are made available from built in wizards for VDS to NVDS and L7 based Apps id for DFW, in the storage space he talked about VSAN relevant VROPS Dashboards, TRIM/UNMAP Integration. He also provided a quick overview of What's New with Cloud Native Apps (Metric Based Monitoring /Analytics with Wavefront) and VMware Cloud on AWS.



The next session was about Network Virtualization discussing current data challenges and how NSX can help to overcome those challenges with a deep dive on NSX-T led by Raminder Singh - Technical Account Manager VMware and Inder - Consultant, wherein they walked us through the complete architecture of NSX-T and also talked about Geneve being used in NSX-T for data encapsulation. 

IT Security led by Pranay Jha who is an Infrastructure Architect and helped us to understand how to improve IT security, what are the various security boundaries, Confidentiality,Integrity, Availability and Data Privacy and Data at rest, Data in Motion and Data in use.

Power of PKS was the last session for the day led by Himanshu Taneja who talked about overview of Containers and also walked us through with the architectural overview of Kubernetes, now it was time of Q/A and some awesome GiveAway (VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive Book by Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping) 

Well that's me receiving the book from Pankaj Shukla - Senior Manager SE @VMware

Final Thoughts - It was an amazing day with some fantastic sessions from Keynote, IT Security to deep dive on various verticals including NSX-T and PKS followed by meet and greet with various like minded people and discussing about how they are using VMware product features and functionalities in their environment. Looking forward for our next meet :-)

If you are in Delhi/NCR and associated with VMware or using VMware products this is the event you don't want to miss. Delhi NCR VMUG .In case you are one of those who are not in Delhi/NCR you can also search for local VMUG group in your region to attend VMUG community events VMware User Group

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