VMUG Norway session - REST APIs for the VMware Admin

This week I have been on a ‘VMUG Tour’ visiting the Norwegian VMUG branches in Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. Lots of fun was had and it was nice to meet other members of the community

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Next week I’ll set out on a ‘VMUG tour’ where I’ll attend and speak at both the Trondheim, Bergen and Oslo branches of VMUG Norway

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Slides and script from VMUG session in December

I had the pleasure of giving a talk about how to do monitoring of the vCenter Server during the VMUG Oslo meeting in December. The session was an extension of what I presented during the VMUG meetings in May and the vBrownbag session during VMworld Europe. The demos showed how we can get health status and metrics from a vCenter Server Appliance utilizing the new REST APIs shipped in 6.5 and 6.

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Slides from my VMworld session

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Last week I did a session about Performance monitoring at VMworld Europe in Barcelona. The session was part of the VMTN Techtalks with vBrownBag. The slides (without the video demos) and the script used in the demo is available at Github. The session was recorded and can be seen on Youtube. Thanks to all that attended the session and to those watched it live on Twitch or have seen the recording afterwards.

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Speaking at VMworld Europe 2018


The schedule builder for VMworld Europe 2018 in Barcelona is finally live and sessions can be scheduled. For the first time I will have a session at VMworld, as one of the vBrownBag/VMTN community sessions, and I’m really excited about this. It is very cool that these community sessions are available in the schedule builder and can be scheduled as other sessions. My session is: Realtime Performance Monitoring - For FREE [VMTN5524E]

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You're in!


This month I was accepted as a vExpert for the first time! In total VMware announced 233 new vExperts this summer for their second half announcement in the program. The vExpert program is not a technical certification. VMware states: The judges selected people who were particularly engaged with their community and who had developed a substantial personal platform of influence in those communities. I am very proud and honored to be included in this community.

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Slides and scripts from VMUG sessions

I had the privilege of delivering 3 sessions at VMUG Norway this week in Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen. With the extremely nice weather in Norway this week in mind the attendance were great and as always the discussions were valuable. My session on vSphere Performance monitoring were the short version of the blog series I did about how we built our solution for doing performance monitoring of vSphere with InfluxDB and Grafana, and how we easily can customize with adding metrics and datasources.

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Speaking at VMUG Norway

I’ll be speaking at VMUG Norway’s meetings this May. As always there will be «three sessions in three cities». Oslo, May 29th Trondheim, May 30th Bergen, May 31st The topic for my session will be how we have built our own vSphere Performance monitoring solution which I’ve also done a blog series about. The VMUG meetings are free, for more information check out https://www.vmug.com/norway. I hope you’re able to join!

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