Kansas City VMUG Plans

As I sit down to really dig into building labs for the upcoming Regional VMUG in Kansas City, I realize that I haven’t even mentioned it once on my blog.  I guess it is close enough now that I can spill some beans as to what we have in store.

Similar to what we did for the Omaha VMUG in March, we will be building and hosting live, hands-on labs for all attendees at the regional VMUG on December 6th (details and registration here).  My company, Vital Support Systems, is fairly well known in the Omaha market, but the market in Kansas City is much bigger so this should be a good event for all the attendees as well as for us.

Our plan is to have six different labs in two large rooms.  They will all be self-paced, so there is no need to pre-register.  Simply walk up to our lab registration desk and let them know which lab you’re interested in.  Each lab will be limited to 15 stations at one time, so there could be queuing for the more popular labs, but I don’t suspect that’ll be too big a problem.

The labs we’re hoping to have available (subject to change of course):

  • View
  • ThinApp
  • Lab Manager (yes, it’s still a viable, sellable, worth-considering product)
  • Orchestrator
  • ESXi Install & Manage
  • vSphere Shared Storage

This is a regional VMUG, so the hope is that the combination of great speakers, hands-on labs and a vendor exposition will draw people from the surrounding states.  Everyone is welcome, especially those in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Special thanks go to HP for helping us with the infrastructure (everything from the network switches to the thin clients) and the VMUG leaders (Ben ClaytonJim MillardJosef Adams & Jodi Shely) for giving us this opportunity.

The labs we did in Omaha were a huge success, which I plan on repeating again, so come on out!