Nordic VMUG – Agenda Live and more than 300 registered already, come join us. #vmug #vmugdk

The agenda for the Nordic VMUG in Field in January is now live, see below.

More than 300 VMware enthusiastic people have already signed up for the day.  So come join us on january 31st 2019 in Fields Cinema Copenhagen

Sign up here

  Room #1 Room #2 Room #3 Room #4 Room #6
08:00 – 09:00 Welcome & registration
09:00 – 09:15 Nordic VMUG – Welcome
09:15 – 10:00 Opening Keynote:
Joe Baguley (VMware VP & CTO EMEA)
10:00 – 10:15 Break – Mingle with sponsors
10:15 – 11:00 DELL/EMC
– Presenter & Title on its way

Presenter & Title on its way
11:00 – 11:15 Break – Mingle with sponsors
11:15 – 12:00 Lee Dilworth:(VMware):

EMEA SDDC Powered by vSAN 12 Month Review – What we saw, What you can learn and What’s to come

Michael Ryom:
Getting Started with NSX-T Datacenter
Joerg Lew:
Usability, Scalability, Reliability – Make Your Automation Production-ready
Rasmus Haslund & Frank Brix:
VMware Reservations, Limits and Shares: How, why, when?
Michael Wilmsen:
How-to design a 5000 high-performance Horizon View environment
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 13:30 HPE

Presenter & Title on its way


Presenter & Title on its way

13:30 – 13:45 Break – Mingle with sponsors
13:45 – 14:30 Niels Hagoort:
(Title coming)
Mads Fog: – vRealize Orchestrator:
Taming the beast and learn the basics without dying
Anders Winckler Rambøll:
vSAN Stretched Cluster
Frank Dennemann:
(Title coming)
14:30 – 14:45 Break – Mingle with sponsors
14:45 – 15:30 Myles Gray:
vSAN ((Title coming)
Jacob Styrup – Aarhus Universitet:
Aarhus University’s SDDC a year later.
Christian Mohn:
Software Defined Datacenters for Good — How we built an infrastucture for Mental Health Research
Rasmus Haslund:
Preparing for the VCP6.5-DCV certification exam
Brian Madden:
EUC (Title coming)
15:30 – 15:45 Break – Mingle with sponsors
15:45 – 16:30 Closing Keynote:

Seth Shostak (Sr. Astronomer, SETI Institute) – Looking for Life in Space

16:30 – 16:45 Prize drawings & giveaways
16:45 – 18:15 Closing reception
18:00 – 20:30 Movie pre-premiere ”Green Book” sponsored by Veeam. Registration opening soon

A very exciting #VMUG, #VMUGDK Nordic conference is coming up!

This year we’re featuring a record number of community speakers, as well a sweet set of vRockstar speakers.

This VMUG will be my first as a newly appointed VMUG Leader, so very excited to bring you a very nice setup.

Once again we’ll be in the Nordisk Film Cinema at Fields, and feature multiple tracks running simultaneously. Reserve January 2019 for this event. 

Besides the speakers quite a few vendors will also set up stands where you can hear about their products and they will most likely feature, different levels of swag you can bring home to the kids 🙂

You can register for the event at Eventbrite

For keynotes we’ve managed to get Joe Baguley, VP & CTO, EMEA to do the opening keynote. And the closing Keynote will be delived by Seth Shotak, Senior Astronomer SETI Institute

Among the community speakers, we have so far confirmed the following

  • Joerg Lew – Usability, Scalability, Reliability – Make Your Automation Production-ready
  • Michael Ryom – Getting started with NSX-T Data Center
  • Rasmus Haslund – Preparing for the VCP6.5-DCV certification exam
  • Anders Wickland – vSAN stretched cluster
  • Jacob styrup Bang – Aarhus University’s SDDC a year later
  • Christian Mohn / Eirik Vada – Software Defined Datacenters for Good — How we built an infrastucture for Mental Health Research
  • Mads Fog Albrechtslund – vRealize Orchestrator: Taming the beast and learn the basics without dying

Along side all the great community speakers, we’ve also managed to get a quite capable list of vRockstar speakers to participate. Just look at this lineup.

After all the sessions, there will be food and drinks and we will feature a still unknown movie and popcorn!

Hope to see many of you at the VMUG!

#VMUGDK event upcoming.

So the next VMUG Danish edition is almost upon us, and if you haven’t registered already I can only urge you to do so at

VMUG’s are the gathering of users of VMware from your local area, and once in a while we are hosting guest speakers like the superstars. This time the always interesting Duncan Epping and for the opening Keynote Kit Colbert has agreed to come and speak to us. The full agenda of speakers can be found here

As the name implies VMUG’s are for and by the users and as such you’re always encouraged to give a presentation of what you have done with VMware. And don’t be shy, no matter how small a solution you have and run, someone else at the usergroup has a similar setup. A lot of the users who attend have somewhere between 1 and 20 hosts, and most likely face a lot of the same challenges that you have.

At my current work I’m somewhat on the other end of that scale, owning a VMware platform that hosts around 25.000 VM’s. That sounds daunting, and there are some new learnings for VMware at scale, but at the core this is just numbers. Your basic VMware training/knowledge still comes in very handy.

Through the VMUGs I’ve gotten many new friends that share some of the same experiences that I’ve had. These friends that helped me at first when I was new to VMware and I have to agree this has helped me work wise as well. It was at similar usergroup I was approached with the position of my current job.

This time the VMUG will be held at the new Movie theatre at Fields Copenhagen, which offers multiple rooms for presentations. So you will have to the ability to choose between 25 different breakout sessions that are held throughout the day. After the closing reception, VEEAM has sponsored a viewing of Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi.

Hope to see you at VMUG!



[DANISH] Hør tips og tricks inden du tager til VMworld 2017 i Barcelona


Jeg var ligesom resten af Arrow Blogger boardet inviteret til at snakke om forventninger til VMworld 2017, jeg havde dog ikke desværre ikke mulighed for at deltage, men Michael Ryom, Rasmus Haslund og Frank Brix har lavet en podcast. I denne podcast kan du høre lidt om hvad du skal huske inden du tager afsted, hvad du bør se og hvor du bør være med. I denne podcast er Liselotte Foverskov også med og lærer de andre tre nogle gloser i Catalansk, førend det går løs i Barcelona.

Denne podcast er tilgængelig via iTunes og Arrows Blogger Board RSS feed.

Vi fra boa170x170bbrdet takker Arrow og Karina Søndergaard Nielsen som har stablet dette på benene for at hjælpe de danske deltagere i Barcelona.

Jeg selv deltog i USA så tager ikke til Barcelona, men god tur til alle jer der skal afsted.



Michael Ryom:
Rasmus Haslund:
Frank Brix:
Arrow Blogger Board:


Getting ready for #VMworld – My thoughts

So it’s this time of the year again, and there’s a lot of buzz around the virtualization community because of the two upcoming VMworlds, the US one in Las Vegas starting august 26th, and the European version in Barcelona, starting september 11. This year the EU one has moved forward from the usual week 42 spot. Which at least for northern Europe is a big plus, as week 42 usually is a fall holiday.

When going to VMworld there’s a couple of options for planning your week. I used to spend a lot of time in the Hands on Labs, but since these has been available afterwards the buzz about these has gone away. The main problem about this though is that getting the time to actually do the labs when you get home, usually is a problem. So if possible, do schedule a few hours for the Hands on Labs.

There’s of course also a lot of sessions to attend, and again in my first few VMworld I had a fully booked schedule, which leaves you running around a lot. Getting from one session to the next could have you walking more than a kilometer. My record was more than 30 km’s in one day (Vegas hotels are HUGE).

This year I’m focusing more on meeting with people, I have been lucky enough to be able to get meetings with a few product managers of some of the cooler stuff VMware creates, and a such I think I’ve only scheduled 10 or so sessions.

This also gives me ample room to wander the Solutions Exchange talking both with big vendors but also a lot of small new startups are present, and there are usually a few really cool ones, that you can see and demo. Especially coming from Europe there are a quite a few companies that seems to be US only.

This will be my 8th VMworld, having participated in 3 European ones and 4 US ones, I have to say I prefer the US ones. First of it is 1 day longer (at least), and all the right people are here. Working with VMware at Scale there are a lot more US companies at 20.000+ VM’s than there are in Europe. Usually most of the sessions do get repeated in Europe, but it not all, and its cramped in to 1 day less. Having been 3 times to San Francisco and once to Las Vegas, I must say I’d much rather go to San Francisco. It’s a way more European town. Vegas is fun to experience, but after a week your head is spinning and you can’t wait to get home 🙂 For a list of gatherings head here:

Around both conferences there are a lot of happenings, all from morning breakfast meetings, to late night parties, and again these are excellent places to meet new and interesting people from the community. Most of the “superstars” of the community are usually attending some of these and they easily approachable. Don’t be afraid to walk up and say hi. People like Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman, Cormac Hogan and Rawlinson Rivera are really down to earth and easy to talk to.

There will be a ton of blogs covering all the new and fancy things that are presented at VMworld, so I’m thinking I’ll do another round of T-shirt reviews this year.