Veeam User Group started in Denmark

I am very pleased to announce that Rasmus Haslund, instructor and consultant at Arrow ECS, and my self have started a Veeam User Group in Denmark.

Our plan is to hold 2, maybe 3, meetings per year. And we will try to “model” this User Group after the very proven and good concept from VMware’s User Group (VMUG).

First meeting

The first meeting will be held on Friday the 13. of march 2015, at Arrow ECS’ premises, Baltorpvej 158, 2750 Ballerup, Denmark, from 12.30 to 15.30.

The agenda and booking of tickets can be found here: https://vugdk201503.eventbrite.com/

We are very lucky and honored to have Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Specialist and Community Manager at Veeam Software in United States, come to our first meeting and also to be presenting during the day.

Contact info to Veeam User Group Denmark

We have set up a LinkedIn group: Veeam User Group Denmark, on LinkedIn

We also set up a Twitter Account: @VeeamUGDK

Besides that, both Rasmus and myself are active on Twitter and easy to get a hold of.

vExpert 2015

I am very honored to have been awarded vExpert status for the second year.

The official list was announced yesterday, and can be seen here:
vExpert 2015 Announcement

I would like to say thanks to VMware and the people behind vExpert program... Continue reading

Goodbye WordPress, Hello Jekyll

I have switch my blog from using WordPress to using Jekyll instead. Jekyll is a site generator, that builds a static website from “templates” and plain text files (usually Markdown files)... Continue reading

Get ready for Nordic VMUG Conference 2014

So it has almost been a year since the first Nordic VMUG Conference were held, in Bella Center in Copenhagen, on 3. december 2013.

Last year was a blast, with a lot of international speakers, sessions, vendor show-floor and plenty of opportunity for networking with peers in the industry.

On 20. november it is time for the second Nordic VMUG Conference, and it looks to been just as good as last years event, if not even better.

Beside all the international speakers, there are also a handful of local speakers, including a colleague of mine Nicolai Sandager and myself... Continue reading

Last half of VMworld 2014

Today is the last day of VMworld 2014 in Barcelona, but what have happened in the last couple of days, let’s have a look…

Tuesday, I spent almost the whole day just talking and socializing in the Hang Space, the Solutions Exchange and at the Bloggers table.

We from Businessmann had arranged for a private dinner for our customers at Restaurant La Gavina, from where we afterwards walked to Shôko Club where Veeam held an amazing party, although the music was very loud so it was a little difficult to talk at some points... Continue reading

Start of VMworld 2014

So back at VMworld, even through it was not the plan.

Got a call from my colleague Heino Skov last monday, that I was going.

So great opportunity, but tight schedule getting ready.

My company, Businessmann, have arranged a trip to VMworld 2014 in Barcelona, like last year... Continue reading

VMUG Presentation – Basic configuration of ESXi using PowerCLI

Here is a quick post with the slides and the script I used in my VMUG Presentation 18th september 2014 in Aarhus, Denmark.

As the presentation was in danish, so are the slides :-)... Continue reading

VCAP-DCA, Completed successfully

My exam story:

I sat my VMware VCAP-DCA exam on Monday 15th of September, at Arrow ECS’ Test Center in Ballerup, Denmark, at 09.30am.

I had scheduled it for 10.00am, but as the Test Center is a 240km drive away, I of cause left home very early Monday morning to be safe.

And because there was no issue with traffic, I arrived in good time, and was given the option to start my exam early.

About one hour into my exam, the connection to the remote lab environment broke down... Continue reading

Book Review – Learning Veeam Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere

Disclaimer:

I have received this book as a free review sample, with the only requirement that I would write a review of it here on my blog and post short reviews of it on amazon.com, goodreads.com and books.dzone.com. These should be unbiased and I was in no way obligated to write positive reviews.

Learning Veeam Backup and Replication

The book is available in both eBook and Print versions from Packt Publishing... Continue reading

My first VMUG presentation

I did my first VMUG presentation at the Danish VMUG meeting on April 3., in Palads Biograf in Copenhagen.

For a summary of the day, go read Terkel Olsen’s blogpost: “Great VMUG Meeting in Denmark

My subject/title was “100% virtualized on Apple hardware”, which I had 30 minutes to talk about. I was scheduled as the second speaker of the day, just a short break after Tommy Drægert from BitDefender.

I had done some presentations before, for maybe 30-35 people.

At the Danish VMUG meeting there were around 100 people in the cinema, so I was naturally a little nervous... Continue reading