VMUGBE Usercon2024
Join us on the 6th of June in Eventlounge Brussels for the third edition of our UserCon!
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Convention 1
Convention 1
Registration
08:30 - 09:30
Badge pickup, morning coffee & networking
Other

Keynote Opening
09:30 - 09:45
Keynote

Keynote - Innovation at VMware
09:45 - 10:30
Duncan Epping
Keynote

When it comes to VMware and Innovation the first thing that probably comes to mind is vMotion as it truly radically changed the world of IT forever. Every couple of years a new product, or feature, is announced that helps customers move forward on their digital journey. How does VMware decide to invest in certain areas, and which pivotal industry developments have resulted in innovative product and features coming to the market? In this keynote Duncan Epping will not only discuss the past and the present when it comes to innovation at VMware, but will also provide hints of what may be coming in the future for vSphere!

The evolution of vMotion
10:40 - 11:25
The evolution of vMotion

vMotion is one of the most momentous gamechangers in the IT industry. Today, the ability to seamlessly live-migrate the active state of a virtual machine is an integral part of nearly every virtualization deployment. Over time, the vMotion feature is greatly improved to support new technologies. With vSphere 7 and 8, a lot has changed with vMotion to support today's workloads… from typical VM sizing's, to 'Monster' VMs. We'll explore new developments that help to increase vMotion performance, lower stun times and show how vMotion is one of the key enablers for VMware's Multi Cloud approach!!

Managed VCF in the form of VMware Cloud on AWS
10:40 - 11:25
Niels Hagoort
Cloud

VMware Cloud on AWS is the solution for customers who want to spend less time operating VMware infrastructures and focus on what matters; The applications and data. In this session, we’ll dive into the latest news and focus on the differences between VMware Cloud on AWS and on-prem infrastructure vSphere/VCF but also AWS EC2! Don’t miss this session to gain new insights as to why this solution is such a good fit for many of our customers!

Sponsor session
11:35 - 12:05
Sponsor

Lunch
12:05 - 13:00
Other

Is my Edr/Xdr protecting me from Ransomware
13:00 - 13:45
Florin Chirla
Security

Microsoft says that betweeen 80-90% from the ransomware attacks originate through unmanaged devices. Am i really protected by my Xdr Next generation antivirus if the ransomware is beeing launched from an unmanaged device? We will find this out in this Demo.

Sponsor session
13:55 - 14:25
Sponsor

Moderne anti-malware en VMware Horizon - een waar gebeurd verhaal
14:35 - 15:20
Hans Kraaijeveld
EUC

In deze presentatie zal er op basis van een waargebeurd verhaal uit te doeken worden gedaan hoe je zo optimaal mogelijk een virtuele desktop omgeving inricht in combinatie met anti-malware. Het verhaal is op basis van een klantcase, waar er zich hele vage en bijna niet te reproduceren issues voordeden. Do’s, dont’s, best practices, specifiek ge-ent op Horizon. Ook zal er belicht worden wat het verschil is tussen de werking van anti-malware bij persistent en non-persistent desktop omgevingen.

Sponsor session
15:40 - 16:10
Sponsor

Secure and audit your IT environment now!
16:20 - 17:05
Alain Geenrits
Security

Building on my talk last year we are going to look at Aria Operations (formerly vRealize Operations) and Tanzu Guardrails and see what changed apart from the names… Aria Operations has built-in tools to check your environment constantly for security misconfigurations. And they are free! Learn how to use them in this talk: - Check the vSPhere hardening guidelines automatically. - Check for industry standards like ISO 27001 and CIS. - Create your own! - Audit all users and actions in vROps. - Dive deeper into compliance and security with Tanzu Guardrails - Find misconfigurations in your cloud accounts. - See what changes we have seen this year. - Start to use frameworks such as Mittre Attack to make your architecture more secure. -What does NIS-2 mean for you ?

Closing & prize draw
17:15 - 17:30
Keynote

Convention 2
Convention 2
Building cost-effective homelabs for AI workloads
10:40 - 11:25
Johan van Amersfoort
Core

In this session, Johan van Amersfoort will share lessons learned of his 7-year journey to build a homelabs to run AI workloads. His own AI journey started in 2017 when the first VDI by Day, Compute by Night concept was developed. Since then, het build many different apps, platforms and used his lab to know more about AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Models, Neural Networks, and things like computer vision. What worked? What didn’t? Do you always need to invest in GPUs? Can you build it cost-effective (spoiler-alert: YES!)? Do you actually need hardware or can you run it in the cloud? He will share interesting insights, show demos, and will share some tips and tricks to kickstart your own journey!

Sponsor session
11:35 - 12:05
Sponsor

Let's talk about the elephant in the room!
13:00 - 13:45
Denise Cavalheri
Other

Some cultures talk about feelings more openly than others. But one thing is an absolute truth in any culture. Men, find more difficult to talk about how they feel than women. Despite if you are a man or a woman, you are in a leadership or entry level at work, your are a parent or single, it is estimated that 1 out of 4 people will suffer from mental health issues, being burnout, stress, depression, anxiety and the list goes on. There is a way to break this estimate, and this is by talking about these numbers and what they represent in our own lives. I invite you to come and have an open conversation about what Burnout really is and what you can do to identify it in yourself and help others around you as well.

Oracle Cloud - Thinking Outside the Box: Our Distinctive Approach to VMware on the Oracle Cloud (Not Just Another Me-Too Story)
13:55 - 14:25
Sponsor

This is NOT going to be a “Me-too” story! Oracle’s VMware Cloud Solution leverages the Oracle Cloud unique architecture to deliver a VMware solution not only without any technical limitations, but even with capabilities that are unheard of in on-premise datacenters.

Sponsor session
13:55 - 14:25
Sponsor

Latest from VMware DR: VMware Live Recovery
14:35 - 15:20
Vladimir Velikov
Cloud

VMware Live Recovery is here - recover from disasters and ransomware with this single product from VMware by Broadcom. In this session we will dive deep into how VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery and Site Recovery Manager are converging, OnPrem-to-OnPrem and OnPrem-to-Cloud protection and the popular Ransomware recovery capability. See the consumption, engineering, architectural and practical considerations to the future of DR as envisioned by VMware by Broadcom. And of course: demos, demos, demos…

ePact - A practical guide to implement VMware NSX within your company
15:40 - 16:10
Sponsor

VMware NSX is the final element in a realistic hybrid vision and is driven by a renewed approach to security that makes it more insightful and moves it to a higher, more intuitive level. During our session we'll provide you with a practical guide on how we implement mircosegmation within your company.

Sponsor session
15:40 - 16:10
Sponsor

VMware NSX is the final element in a realistic hybrid vision and is driven by a renewed approach to security that makes it more insightful and moves it to a higher, more intuitive level. During our session we'll provide you with a practical guide on how we implement mircosegmation within your company.

Tanzu Application Platform Deep Dive: The ins and outs of secure supply chains
16:20 - 17:05
Viktor van den Berg
Tanzu

In this talk we will dive into the details of Secure Supply Chains, an important capability of Tanzu Application Platform. Secure Supply Chains brings your K8S based apps from idea to production and take care of testing, scanning, building your containers & K8S artifacts and the integration with external services like databases and message brokers. We will see how TAP leverages OSS projects like Bitnami, Cartographer, Cloud Native BuildPacks, CrossPlane, Knative, RabbitMQ, Tekton, and others to achieve these goals. Secure Supply Chain is part of the wider scope of TAP, providing an internal developer portal for your developers. A lot of live demos are part of this presentation.

Convention 3
Convention 3
How is VMware NSX used at Service Providers to create true multitenancy?
10:40 - 11:25
Bart Oevering
Networking

Did you already hear of VMware Cloud Director? Cloud Director the platform that Service Providers use to provide access to their cloud environment. During this session we’ll dive into this product that now really found it’s way in the VMware products. We’ll travel from the development of Cloud Director to how to set it up with NSX. We’ll definitely take a stop at the new NSX Projects and the integration with Cloud Director to see how they achieve a true multi tenant environment.

Sponsor session
11:35 - 12:05
Sponsor

Migrating F5 to AVI: Lessons learned in the field
13:00 - 13:45
Evert Amssoms
Networking

AVI is a pretty great loadbalancer, but like any loadbalancer, it has a lot of moving parts. We’ve encountered a few things that I feel might be worth talking about.

Sponsor session
13:55 - 14:25
Sponsor

Navigating the why, what, and how of the VCDX journey
14:35 - 15:20
Jesper Alberts & Erik Verbruggen
Other

Are you ready to take your VMware skills to the next level? Join our session at the Belgian VMUG, where we demystify the path to becoming a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX). This dynamic and interactive session will provide you with actionable insights and practical tips from two VCDX’s. Navigating the VCDX Journey - Understand the step-by-step process from application to defense and gain insights into what the panel is looking for. Creating the deliverables - Learn how to craft a design that not only meets technical requirements but also addresses business needs. We’ll cover design considerations, documentation essentials, and how to present your solution effectively. Effective Communication - Explore the art of articulating your design decisions clearly and confidently during the defense. Communication skills are crucial, and we’ll share strategies to ensure you shine in the spotlight. See you there as we unravel the secrets of VCDX success together!

What I wish my mom had told me about VCF
16:20 - 17:05
Konstantinos Kaminaris
Core

The presentation is a technical overview that delivers the aspects of VMware Cloud Foundation as it brings additional scalability, security and enhancements into cloud scale infrastructure as a service (IaaS) VCF simplifies the deployment and management of the underlying infrastructure, enabling organizations to build and run cloud environments with maximum efficiency and agility. Introduce the Holodeck Tool Kit and the flexibility that can give, by having your own lab into your on-premise datacenter as it is designed to provide a scalable, repeatable way to deploy nested Cloud Foundation hands-on environments directly on VMware ESXi hosts.

Executive Club
Executive Club
Unlocking Seamless Security and Efficiency: The Power of Integrating VMware Cloud Foundation with Okta
10:40 - 11:25
Jens Hennig & Maarten Caus
EUC

In the ever-evolving landscape of IT infrastructure, the demand for streamlined solutions that enhance security and user experience has never been higher. Join us in this compelling session as we delve into the transformative synergy between VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and Okta’s identity and access management platform. Key Takeaways: Insight into the transformative potential of VMware VCF and Okta integration. Practical steps for implementation and optimization. Awareness of future trends shaping the IT and identity management landscape.

Sponsor session
11:35 - 12:05
Sponsor

Cloud Foundation - Is the Autopilot already working??
13:00 - 13:45
Harold Preyers
Core

The wet dream of Elon Musk is Autopilot … as this will enable Does this also add up to the data center. Is VCF the wet dream and will it now also give you the opportunity to get from A to B with the push of a button. We will get through some tips and tricks for the lab and also for designing a production environment. Things that do work, things that don’t work, maybe some things that VMware won’t tell you.

Sponsor session
13:55 - 14:25
Sponsor

Discover the New Highly Available NSX Edge Architecture with Stateful Service
14:35 - 15:20
Teddy Alerte
Networking

Get ready to be thrilled! This session is a must-attend for anyone passionate about NSX. You will discover the latest advancements in Edge Architecture, and witness a demo that brings it all to life. NSX has revolutionized the game, and you don’t want to be left behind. Get ready for the future!

Smoke that Golden Image!
16:20 - 17:05
Edwin de Bruin & Rob de Graaf
EUC

Elevate your virtual desktop game to new heights! Imagine crafting your Horizon Golden Image effortlessly, with automated precision that defies limits. But wait, there’s more! Dive into the future with an automated LoginVSI User Acceptance Test, seamlessly visualized through the power of the TIG stack. Unleash unparalleled speed, consistency, and performance insights. No more manual headaches—just a symphony of automation orchestrating a seamless user experience. It’s not just innovation; it’s a revolution in virtual desktop excellence. Ready to automate, validate, and visualize success? Your Horizon experience is about to transcend expectations!

Executive Room
Executive Room
TBD
10:40 - 11:25

Schep orde in de chaos van Aria Operations
10:40 - 11:25
Dirk-Jan Alken & Vincent van Vierzen
Other

Iedere monitoring oplossing kent vervuiling, ook Aria Operations. Hoe kom je weer uit deze chaos en krijg je controle over je alerts? Wat kan je allemaal finetunen om je dagelijkse werk makkelijker te maken en dat je vooral de echt belangrijke zaken niet over hoofd ziet! Denk hierbij aan het gebruik van custom groups en policy’s, maar ook aan het bepalen wat je niet wil zien!

Introduction to GOVC and json Query for virtual infrastructure scripting
13:00 - 13:45
Eric De Witte
Other

GOVC is a handy CLI for scripting virtual infrastructure. In this session we’ll see practical approach to not only query but also create/edit vsphere objects, from hosts, to clusters, to virtual machines and much more. Combined with json output processed by JQ (json query cli) we’ll see we can do some really funky stuff. I’ll be using practical examples based on my own usage in project like cpodfactory, vmware-download as well as some live troubleshooting assistance. If you’re interested in automation/scripting, this should be interesting for you.

TBD
14:35 - 15:20
Other

TBD
16:20 - 17:05
Other

VMUGBE UserCon 2024 Speakers
Information Technology specialist
Consultant
Virtualization Consultant
SDDC Consultant
Staff engineer in the VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery team
Network Engineer
Chief Technologist Cloud Infrastructure
End User Computing Architect
Partner @comdivision | CEO @Workspace-Consulting
Staff Learning Solutions Architect VMware
Technologist Multi-cloud platform
DIGITAL WORKSPACE CONSULTANT
Staff Technical Marketing Architect
Infrastructure specialist
Lead Consultant End User Computing BE
IT Expert in DevOps
VMUGBE UserCon 2024 Venue
For this year's event we have chosen EVENT LOUNGE in Brussels as our venue for the second time!
VMUGBE UserCon 2024 Sponsors
VMUGBE would not be possible without the support of our incredible sponsors! We will list sponsors for our 2024 event as we sign them up.