Here is an advance look at the proposed agenda:
Hey, what’s this pre-event session? Well, glad you asked. We have talked much about Hyper-V in our past events. We decided we would start a bit early and call that first session a pre-event session. If you already know everything there is to know about Hyper-V you can safely miss this first session. If you are not using Hyper-V on a daily basis or you are not familiar with some of the newer capabilities of Hyper-V, you will want to attend. This will be of particular interest for those that are currently running VMWare as we will be comparing and contrasting Hyper-V and VMWare’s offerings. My personal opinion… You should come. BTW, I am the speaker in many of the cities for this session. I promise to give you some new information
We start off with Hyper-V since that is the foundation for the cloud. We go through the essential steps and operations to set up a Hyper-V environment for running a virtualization solution. You will need to understand the fundamentals of Hyper-V to fully benefit from most of the sessions. We are going to make it as easy and convenient as possible for you to master Hyper-V. Then we dive into the many other solutions you will need to understand to setup and deploy a sample cloud in your own company. We will also be extending and detailing all the knowledge we do not have time to cover in our blogs. Once you finish this tech packed day with us, you will have all the knowledge you need (with resource links) to setup your own private cloud! We do ask one thing… we need you to come prepared. Come ready to learn a bunch of stuff. If you can go ahead and download the bits of the materials before the show and start building out your virtualized environment, you will get a whole lot more from the event. Bring your machine if you like. If you have any problems or questions, bring those too. Get all the answers you need to get started in the cloud.
What you will get from this full day event is sufficient technical depth for you to start building up your skill portfolio of cloud computing, particularly on private cloud. You will have all the information needed to learn, build, and evaluate a private cloud yourselves. As needed, you should consider acquiring hardware with hardware virtualization and with 8 or more GB RAM to build a test lab that is affordable and with enough resources to do some adequate testing.
If not already, do access and download the following free trainings and trials and start getting yourselves better with the following training and software which will facilitate your learning on private cloud:
Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 Microsoft Virtual Academy
cities and dates: (BOLD I will be speaking)
Registration links now available; Click Event Info for registration and additional details about the events!!!
9/12/2011 – DS Added Registration Links, Added Ft. Lauderdale, Modified dates as needed