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Spring Ahead Breakout Sessions

Hands On Lab Options – Spring Ahead 2016


Gardner Room – Mark Gabryjelski, WEI

Why do people get so excited over nested virtualization?  What practical use does it have in day to day operations?  Well….mostly….no ‘practical’ uses for day to day production workloads, but there ARE use cases that fit very well for nested virtualization.  We will take a hands on approach to this, and show how to virtualize ESXi, Hyper-V, or KVM.  We will focus this session on virtualization of ESXi, how to build ESXi servers as VMs on Fusion, Workstation, and of course, on ESXi hosts themselves.  We will go into the ‘why I would do this’, by working though real world use cases.  We will show how to build a lab on existing production clusters (without taking on risk).  We will show how to use VLANs in a Virtualized ESXi host.  Of course, we will keep the floor open for any questions you might have.  Looking forward to seeing you!!!

Mark Gabryjelski has been practicing VMware since 2000, and ESX since 2002. Hundreds of integrations and implementations later, his experiences, lessons learned, and insights should make your headaches go away. Mark maintains many VMware Certifications, and currently holds VCP#46, VCAP-DCA #7, VDAP-DCD#48, and VCDX#23 with VMware.

***Requirements Prior to Lab Participation***


Lear Room – Rick Gouin, Winslow Technology Group

‘A Day in the Life of a Nutanix Admin’

This hands-on lab will have you walk through every step of the Nutanix administration experience.  You’ll learn first-hand how to provision new guests, check the health of your environment, add resources, leverage the powerful built in data protection features, and more.  Along the way, we’ll describe what’s going on under the covers as you navigate the famously easy to use Prism interface.  Seating is limited, be sure to arrive early!

Rick Gouin is the CTO at Winslow Technology Group, a Waltham MA based technology partner. Prior to joining the WTG team, Rick was a Dell Enterprise Technologist and Compellent Principal Architect focused on large enterprise storage. His earlier experience in customer roles at Travelers Insurance, Bridgewater Associates, and United Technologies helps Rick truly understand the challenges of moving a business forward using IT.

Pre-requisite:  Installation of a Citrix Receiver


Thaxter Room – Dmitry Gorbatov, Reduxio

‘Destroy your Database – and recover instantly’

With an emphasis on Microsoft SQL and vSphere 5.5/6.0 use cases, we will demonstrate and enable participation in live recovery of data to one second RPO’s, quickly and very easily. With Reduxio TimeOS 2.7, the touch GUI as well as Command Line Interface will be used to prepare attendees for using the technology that obsoletes snapshots and conventional recovery techniques.

Dmitry Gorbatov, having worked abroad in the corporate space directing Asia Pacific networks for Comverse, then more recently a 10 year period with NetApp in New England as their senior Solution Principal and Enterprise Engineer, Dmitry brings end-user and vendor perspectives together.  An internationally recognized expert for storage and networks, and now the regional lead of Sales Engineering for Reduxio Systems, Dmitry offers his professional expertise, as well as his personal passions for distance running and anything to do with his son’s youth basketball successes!



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