London VMUG meeting

When:  May 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 5:15 PM (GMT)
Associated with  UK - London VMUG

the SECOND London VMUG meeting of 2019!
Thursday 9th May at tech uk

This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss the latest trends, best practices, and technology. You'll find all the latest updates from VMware and VMUG, sessions from our sponsors and great community content too. If three busy rooms across the whole day is not enough for you, then please join us for further conversation and networking opportunities at our follow-on vBeers.

Please also join the UK-London Community to connect with other members and stay informed for upcoming meetings. 

Meeting Agenda


The Platform to #RunAllTheThings - Alex Guedes, Platform Architect, Pivotal & Duncan McIntyre, Principal Platform Architect, Pivotal..
Continuing on the #AllTheThings tip from our February meeting, learn how the Pivotal platform has evolved. You can #BuildAllTheThings by matching your workloads to the appropriate platform, be that Pivotal Application Services (PAS), Pivotal Container Services (PKS) or Pivotal Function Service (PFS). Discover the platform beneath the platform, BOSH.

LonVMUG Community Session: DevOps Solutions with vROps and HashiCorp Vault - Mark Brookfield, Technical Architect, HPE. 
Join Mark in a session which will show you how to combine the automation of vRA with the secrets mangement of HashiCorp Vault to streamline your workflows.

VMware Cloud on AWS: Deployment, Operations, and Workload Management - Iwan Hoogendoorn, NSX Senior Consultant, Office of the CTO, VMware.

This session teaches you about how to manage a production SDDC in VMware Cloud on AWS. Learn how SDDCs are deployed, and what you need to do in order to prepare for your first deployment.

We'll then show you all you need to know about running actual production workloads, covering topics such as workload migration and onboarding, settings policies for compute, networking, and storage, and considerations for availability.

We'll also show how you would approach other key operations tasks, such as logging and monitoring. You will leave this session with an understanding of how management of a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC should be approached for production workload.

LonVMUG Community Session: Everything you Wanted to Know About Smart Meters, but were Afraid to Ask - Andy Nash, Server and Database Specialist, Arqiva.  
Real world applications of IoT in a context that everyone can immediately relate to. Join Andy in a LonVMUG Community dive into the infrastructure required to provide us all with the services that we take for granted.

Disaster Recovery Solutions with NSX-T (NSX-T Multisite (Light)) - Iwan Hoogendoorn, NSX Senior Consultant, Office of the CTO, VMware.

"Disaster Recovery Solutions with NSX-T” brings together the knowledge and guidance for planning, designing, and implementing a disaster recovery architecture for the software-defined data center that meets the needs of your business.

VMware NSX-T simplifies the DR planning and testing that goes into a resilient infrastructure and drastically reduces the time it takes to recover from an failure or disaster. It enables true workload portability between data centers, private clouds or public clouds.

NSX-T has helped enterprises recover from natural disasters and outages.

This session is your roadmap to create a robust network infrastructure within software-defined data centers running NSX-T. You will find insights and recommendations proven in the field for moving our customers to a resilient, highly available architecture based on VMware NSX-T.

Uber Homelabs 
Yes, another of those very popular community 'homelab' sessions. In this particular case, more like the sort of environment that can run a decent enterprise, or a small country. 


We graciously thank our Gold sponsor Cohesity and our Silver sponsors OVH and Unitrends for their support of London VMUG.


Changing Data Protection from Nightmares to Sweet Dreams - Jason Monger, Senior Systems Engineer

For years, we have all been dealing with backup and restore policies that really haven't really changed with the times.  While these concepts of recovery are not new, the game has changed how we do it and there is some better ways to manage this always traditionally cumbersome process.  Join us to learn about:

  • Our own real world data nightmares and success stories from the enterprise.
  • Discuss backup and recovery features that you must have to ensure your enterprise is ready for any data protection situation
  • Uncover the best way to be prepared for any recovery situation, even at 3am when you are on-call


Seamless migration of datacentres using  HCX - 6400 VMs and counting! - Neil Mundy & Pierre-Yves Bandet Cloud Solutions Architects, OVH.

When it comes to digital transformation, the modern customer demands a smooth and easy transition from their current state to their desired state. Data consolidation and moving workloads to Cloud providers has never been easier. Ensuring the customer journey is a happy one, we must build solutions that work seamlessly across on premises and the Cloud. Join us to learn about:  

  • The major issues/challenges facing different industries with datacentre workload migration to the Cloud
  • Use cases and case studies from our HCX migration of 400+ client environments 

5 Unitrends Features that will Supercharge your Continuity - Wayne Jervis, Senior Pre Sales Engineer, Unitrends

The challenge IT professionals of all industries face is the growing size and complexity of their environments and the growing volumes of data. The critical need for DR testing is finally getting recognition. Join us to see how Unitrends Recovery Series appliances and Unitrends Backup software features helps you Supercharge your Continuity. 


We will be heading over to the Cittie of York (22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BN) for vBeers at the end of the days meeting, where you can carry on discussions and enjoy additional networking opportunities. 

Registration Dates

Registration Ends Thursday, September 5, 2019


Tech UK
10 St Bride Street

Pricing Information

Registration Price
All Registrants Free!