So for those of you who aren’t aware of the VMUG, why aren’t you? It’s a fantastic user group for VMWare users who put on events around the world, where you can speak to people in the industry and network with people who are working on the same things you are. I recently attended my first VMUG event at the UK VMUG UserCon in Birmingham, and thought it was excellent. I was originally going to the 2014 event however I started a new contract 2 days before the event and so it never materialised, Sam McGeown of DefinIT fame had suggested the event to me and so I thought I would give it a go this year. I was able to get some valuable face to face time with key people in the industry, including a very interesting one on one chat with John Troyer from Tech Reckoning, and a break out session with VMWare on vRA in which I was able to pick the brains of one of their experts. Overall I can’t recommend getting involved enough, I’ll be back next year that’s for sure.
What has led me to writing this post was to promote the VMUG Advantage package, which I have been using since January 2015, this subscription add on is what I run my home lab on, you are able to use fully licensed versions of all the key VMWare products, this is excellent especially if like me you are a contractor and do not get the benefits of the VMWare Partner Network trial licenses. The VMUG Advantage package even include a vCloud Air trial….that’s a massive thumbs up from me!!!
For more information on the VMUG and VMUG Advantage click the links below:by