Your Lab in the Cloud

Mike Laverick has a great offer for anyone that is looking to have an AutoLab – a tool that will build for you, using scripts, a vSphere Lab environment – and its based on the principle of “nested ESX” or “vESX” – where ESX is run in VM on a physical ESX host.  has an offering where you can order up a physical server, and they will deploy AutoLab for you. has been kind enough to offer a special promo deal to readers – it’s just for the first 100 people so grab it while you can – the promo code is MAGICMIKE100.

Read more about this offer, and setup, over on Mike’s blog.  Remember, offer only available to first 100 peeps, so get moving!

London VMUG – January 24th



So, just 2 days to go to our first meeting of the new year!  We have a great bunch of speakers;  from our sponsors Nutanix, 10Zig and Zerto, from the community and, of course, VMware. Currently we have over 150 registered, which is above the average for this time of year.  Just a word of encouragement to our members, if you’ve registered, please do let us know if you can’t make it – email – but please do your best to attend.  We understand that work will always take priority, but we do have an average of 30-35% drop out and, with your help, we’d like to change that this year to a MUCH lower figure 🙂 In talking with VMUG HQ, this drop out rate percentage is consistent across VMUG meetings around the world, but let’s make London above average please.

The agenda is below and looking forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!


You can register here and, as always, available presentations will be posted to post meeting.