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The next North East England VMUG will be taking place on Thursday 26th September at the Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle, and I’m excited to be presenting alongside so many fantastic individuals from throughout the vCommunity.

My session will be covering VMware NSX Data Centre for vSphere (NSX-V) and, more specifically, a real world look at micro-segmentation and the implementation of a zero-trust environment. NSX makes this fairly easy thanks to a number of built-in tools, and we’ll explore how we can use the NSX Application Rule Manager to visualise application dependencies in order to start fleshing-out our Distributed Firewall rules.

Join me and a host of others for what is set to be a brilliant day. Registration is required for this event, information for which is detailed below.

VMware NSX - #RunNSX #NSXMindset


The full agenda will follow shortly, however, the line-up so far includes the below:

Keynote Sessions

  • Matt Steiner (Cloud Management Evangelist/Strategist, VMware) – Are you the Platform Engineer of the Future who will #ManageAllTheThings?
    As we enter the Multi-Cloud era, the traditional roles in IT are changing. In this talk, we look at how the landscape is changing, and at the Cloud Management technology that is supporting this change. We will talk APIs, Infrastructure as Code, Platforms as Code, Everything as a Service, how you truly can #ManageAllTheThings, and become the Platform Engineer of the Future.
  • Lee Dilworth (Chief Technologist Storage & Availability, VMware) – Session details TBC

Community Sessions

  • Ricky El-Qasem – Automation: You’re the First, the Last, My Everything
    A talk about how everything in your IT could and should be automated. Discussing how different facets of automation can help you nail down everything that can be automated, some next gen automation with AI and showing off a new tool in prototype he has been working on to help automate cloud templates.
  • Gareth Lewis – VMware NSX Data Centre for vSphere (NSX-V): Micro-Segmentation from the Field
    A real-world look at the micro-segmentation of applications with the aid of VMware NSX-V and the NSX Application Rule Manager. By visualising application dependencies, endpoints and services, we can implement a zero-trust environment and prevent lateral network exploits thanks to the Application Rule Manager and NSX Distributed Firewall.
  • Sam McGeown – Getting Started with Kubernetes and the NSX-T Container Network Plugin
    A hands-on demonstration configuring the NSX-T container plugin with Kubernetes. Minimal slides and maximum command line.


Royal Station Hotel
Neville Street
Newcastle upon Tyne


Registration for this event is free. Please register via

North East England VMware User Group VMUG

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