Come Meet 3 Great VMware Leaders at DFW VMUG UserCon 2018!

The DFW VMUG Leadership Team Invites you to UserCon 2018!

Come join the fun, network and learn!!!

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What: DFW VMUG UserCon 2018

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Where: Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039

 

The Dallas Fort-Worth VMUG UserCon is FREE for all VMUG members.

This one-day event provides:

  • Deep-dive sessions and hands-on training
  • Unparalleled access to VMware experts
  • Networking with other IT and security professionals
  • Exclusive previews of what’s coming next from VMware
  • Resources to support you on your journey to the cloud
  • And more!

REGISTER HERE!

 

Come Meet 3 Great VMware Leaders at DFW VMUG UserCon 2018

 

Ray O’Farrell — VMware Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

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Duncan Epping  — Chief Technologist of VMware Storage and Availability 

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Amy Lewis — Director of Influence Marketing at VMware

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Join VMware Cloud on AWS Community

Come join the fun, network and learn how to enable your business for an outstanding hybrid cloud experience with VMware Cloud on AWS (VMConAWS) .

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Join NEW VMUG VMConAWS Community!

We have started this *NEW* VMUG VMConAWS Community to help everyone get started on their hybrid cloud journey.  Come join the community and lets learn together as you  try out VMConAWS.  We would love to make this a collaborative learning experience so once signed up please ask questions and provide feedback to let us know what you think about this hybrid cloud offering, what works and what needs work.

What is VMConAWS?

VMConAWS is a VMware Managed Service offering enabling VMware Customers to utilize their current VMware knowledge, expertise and custom scripts in the AWS Cloud.  No need to retrain IT staff or convert virtual machines to a new format.  Leverage the best of practices from the leading cloud leaders for the private cloud (VMware)  and public (AWS) for providing a  world class hybrid cloud solution that will save you time and money.  This cloud solution is based on dedicated bare metal AWS servers running VMware Cloud Foundations (vSphere ESXi, NSX and vSAN).

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Couple things about VMConAWS:

  • VMware Cloud on AWS is a paid service.  You can choose to pay per hour, or reserve hosts for 1 or 3 years.  Full details can be found on the pricing page.
  • There is a Single-Host SDDC 30-day trial available to help get your feet wet for quick proof of concepts for non-production deployments.
  • Also as with all cloud based services and to avoid surprise expense overruns, please make sure to set aside enough budget to cover the cost of a full 30-day trial.  Assuming the introductory price of $5.60 per hour, the total cost of 30 days could be as high as $4100, plus network egress and public IP charges.  In addition, you may have charges associated with your connected Amazon VPC – these would be billed directly by Amazon.
  • Also check out HOL-1987-01-HBD – VMware Cloud on AWS – Getting Started

Please sign up for VMUG VMConAWS Community today!

You could be our next winner, sign up for a chance to WIN a free 30-day Single Host trial.  First join the VMUG VMware Cloud On AWS Community, and then fill out the contest form.  Winners are selected at random from the pool of entrants on a periodic basis.

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VMware Workstation “pvscsi” OVA Import Error

This is quick post to document an error I had when trying to import an OVA into my VMware Workstation 14.

Upon importing the virtual machine, I got the following message:

Invalid target disk adapter type: pvscsi.

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I was able to get this to work after googling around and indirectly applying a tip from William Lam’s Blog, “Workarounds for deploying PhotonOS 2.0 on vSphere, Fusion & Workstation“.

The secret sauce was to use the “ovatool “, using it I was able to extract and convert the OVA to an OVF.

C:\Users\Wences Michel\Documents\vmw\vmc\t1>”C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\OVFTool\ovftool” –allowExtraConfig t1.ova t1.ovf
Opening OVA source: t1.ova
The manifest validates
Warning:
– Line -1: Unsupported value ‘vmware.tools.internalversion’ for attribute ‘key’ on element ‘ExtraConfig’.
– Line -1: Unsupported value ‘vmware.tools.requiredversion’ for attribute ‘key’ on element ‘ExtraConfig’.
Opening OVF target: t1.ovf
Writing OVF package: t1.ovf
Transfer Completed
Completed successfully

Then I was able to use my editor to search for “VirtualSCSI” and edit the OVF, changing a line in the file to reflect “lsilogic” instead.

Line Before Change:  <rasd:ResourceSubType>VirtualSCSI</rasd:ResourceSubType>

Line After Change: <rasd:ResourceSubType>lsilogic</rasd:ResourceSubType>

You will then need to delete the .mf file as original checksum has changed since you edited the file.  I then recreated the OVA and successfully imported the OVA.

C:\Users\Wences Michel\Documents\vmw\vmc\t1>”C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\OVFTool\ovftool” –allowExtraConfig t1.ova t1.ovf
Opening OVA source: t1.ova
The manifest validates
Warning:
– Line -1: Unsupported value ‘vmware.tools.internalversion’ for attribute ‘key’ on element ‘ExtraConfig’.
– Line -1: Unsupported value ‘vmware.tools.requiredversion’ for attribute ‘key’ on element ‘ExtraConfig’.
Opening OVF target: t1.ovf
Writing OVF package: t1.ovf
Transfer Completed
Completed successfully

I then opened VMware Workstation and opened the OVA and it imported with no issue.

 

 

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DFW VMUG #2 Meeting Friday, May 18th 2018 — Please Come Join Us!

The Dallas-Fort Worth VMware User Group Leadership Team invites you to register for our DFW VMUG #2 2018 Event!

Come ask questions, learn and network with your VMware peers and get involved!
Let’s continue to work together to add outstanding value for all members and to continue to grow our DFW VMUG Community.


This event FREE Member Event!

REGISTER HERE!

Meeting Event Highlights

  • Featured Tech Talks:
    • Liquidware Labs
    • HVE ConneXions
    • Mobius Partners
    • VMware EUC CTO Brian MaddenBrian Madden
  • Lunch & Give Aways
  • The Movie – Deadpool 2!

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Thanks to our Event Sponsors!

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What: Register for DFW VMUG #2 Event

When: Friday, May 18, 2018, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US)

Where: Studio Movie Grill (SMG) – 10110 Technology Blvd W, Dallas, TX 75220

Right after the movie we will have our awesome vSocial from 3-7 pm right down the street at Humperdink’s North of SMG in the same center.

Also stay connected with your fellow VMUG members in person and/or via our online forums listed:

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APRIL MINI-DFW VMUG – ORCHESTRATOR, VSPHERE 5.6 -> 6.5 WHITEBORD & CERTIFICATIONS

You asked for more technical content, deep dives and training and we got it for you here!

dfw vmug logoThe DFW VMUG Leadership Team invites you to attend a half day morning meeting composing of 3 sessions running concurrently at the VMware offices:

  • Orchestrator LAB – 35 people max
  • Upgrading vSphere 5,6.0 -> 6.5 Whiteboard
  • Overview of VMware Certifications 


Date:
April 25th 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location:
1503 LBJ Parkway
Suite 700
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

***** REGISTER HERE!*****

Summary of program tracks:

Track 1 – vRealize Orchestrator Lab – Ingenuity Room

This educational session will take a hands on approach to vRealize orchestrator.  It will consist of a thirty minute overview of development in orchestrator followed by a one and a half hour guided lab.    The content has been developed by a VCDX-Cloud certified engineer to introduce infrastructure professionals to the world of site reliability engineering and automation.  Due to the limits of the lab this session has a maximum of 25 people per lab.   The instructor will be available post lab for questions and assistance with individual challenges.  Participants should bring their own laptop with Java preinstalled.

Track 2 – Upgrading to vSphere 6.5 whiteboarding – Fortitude Room

This session will focus on the architecture for vSphere 6.5 and whiteboarding upgrade paths it will be an interactive session to help individuals upgrade to 6.5.

Track 3 – Overview of VMware certifications and Q & A – Dignity Room

This session will focus on VMware certification paths.   Education experts will present on the topic and be available to answer questions.

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DFW VMUG Q1 Meeting This Friday, March 23, 2018 — Please Come Join Us!

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The DFW VMUG Q1 2018 Event!

This event is FREE and is included as part of member benefits for all VMUG Members.

 

 

What: Register for March 2018 DFW VMUG Q1 Meeting Event

When: Friday, March 23, 2018, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Central Time (US)

Where: Studio Movie Grill (SMG) – 10110 Technology Blvd W, Dallas, TX 75220

Meeting Highlights – Enjoy, Learn & Network with your industry peers!

  • Speakers:
    • Ruduxio
    • Datrium
    • Trend Micro
  • Lunch & Give Aways
  • The Movie!
    • PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING 

Thanks to our Event Sponsors!

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We’ll also have our usual awesome vSocial right down the street right after the movie at Humperdink’s North of SMG in the same center.

Join us for “DFW VMUG Q1 Meeting vBeers”

When:  Friday, March 23, 2018, 3:30 AM – 6:00 PM Central Time (US)

Where: Humperdinks Brewpub – 2208 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220

Thanks to our vBeers sponsor!

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Come ask and answer questions about VMware, and get involved today!  

Let’s continue to work together to add value for all members and to continue to grow our DFW VMUG Community.

Please connect with your fellow VMUG members in person and/or via the online forums listed below on the twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn

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Learn VMware NSX! Check out these FREE E-Books!

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Check out this cool blog post from VMware regarding learning NSX.  FREE electronic books to feed your mind and to start your journey to virtualizing your network and to help you start taking advantages of software defined networking.

If you do not know what VMware NSX is?  It is a virtual networking and security software product family developed by VMware and includes software from the Nicira acquisition, Network Virtualization Platform (NVP).

Software defined networking has many benefits including micro-segmentation as one key security benefit.  The following blog and library of books is a good start and are free for download HERE!

VMware NSX Day 1 Guide Library

Here is list of titles for the guides which are authored by VMware NSX Experts:

  • Micro-segmentation: Day 1
  • Micro-segmentation: Day 2
  • Operationalizing NSX
  • Automating NSX for vSphere with PowerNSX
  • Building VMware NSX Powered Clouds and Data Centers for Small and Medium Businesses

 

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