Meeting – October 12th, 2010

Main Topic: VMware

Robert J Tessanne Jr, Senior Systems Architect/Engineer at Red Level Networks, will be discussing Virtualization utilizing the VMware vSphere product and Storage Virtualization using !DataCore technologies. Because centralized storage is the key to a successful virtualization project, presentation topics will also include VMware vSphere 4.x technologies as well as !DataCore’s SANmelody High Availability virtual storage solution.

Robert J Tessanne Jr is a Senior Systems Architect/Engineer with over 16 years of experience in the IT business with industry certifications from Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, Citrix, !DataCore and more. Currently, Robert works at Red Level Networks in Novi, MI providing IT solutions to over 350 clients such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Belle Tire, Saginaw Intermediate School District and many others. Robert works with all platforms in virtualization by designing, managing and implementing the solutions, while training the client on the solution and supporting the solution after it has been deployed.

Secondary Topic: Google command line tools

Google has developed a set of command-line utilities for interacting with many of their on-line services. This month, Rick Harding has offered to give us a peek at those tools.

Command of the month: netstat

Mug member Jim Glutting will be showing us the awesomeness of the netstat utility for analyzing how your system is interacting with your network.