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February 4, 2014


Conference Room TBD

5815 Owens Drive

Pleasanton, CA 94588




8:30 – 9:30      Registration


9:30– 10:30     Challenges of Capacity Management in Large VMware Implementations

                        Speaker Pete Weilnau, ASG Software Solutions


Virtualization of Intel based servers and desktops is a well-accepted strategy adopted by large IT organizations.  The cost benefits are significant, but for the capacity planner, the challenges are evolving almost as fast as new VMs are appearing.  This presentation will delve into some of the basic challenges of a large VMware-based environment from a performance and capacity perspective.  It will introduce the benefits that can be derived by using a structured data collection technique in these deployments.  Finally we will introduce a capacity planning methodology that can take much of the guess work out of planning for growth.


10:45 – 11:45  IPv6 Performance and Diagnostic Metrics - IETF 88 (Vancouver) Update

                        Speaker:  Nalini Elkins, Inside Products, Inc.


The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) creates RFCs which are the architectural specifications for the Internet.  This affects networks run by large corporations as well as every vendor who makes networking products.  


This presentation will discuss our work at the IETF.   In Vancouver, IETF 88, our group presented the metrics for our proposed IPv6 Performance and Diagnostic Metrics (PDM) Destination Options Header to the IP Performance Metrics (IPPM) group of the IETF.


This session will discuss the reasons for the new header, how it works, how the performance metrics will aid in diagnostics, and show some statistics from a prototype implementation. Nalini will also discuss how the IETF works and groups which are relevant for network analysts, architects and planners.


11:45 ‑ 12:30  NCCMG Business Meeting/Lunch Sponsored by ASG/ASG Product Presentation


12:30 - 1:30    The Seven Deadly Sins of Technical Presentations and How to Resist Them

Speaker: Denise Kalm, Kalm Kreative, Inc.


What’s the difference between a great technical presentation and a poor one?    It’s easy to know that you didn’t get what you wanted out of a session, but it may be harder to understand why.  As you prepare your own presentations, knowing the key elements to a great speech can not only help you deliver the message you intended, but also set you apart as a key contributor.  Learn how to avoid the mistakes others make and bring your delivery to a new level.  Get the message out there, successfully. 


Call for speakers in 2014. If you are interested in speaking, call Cathy Nolan at (925) 803-0884 or (925) 890-8390.


ASG has graciously offered to sponsor lunch so you will leave the meeting with your minds and stomachs filled J

 NCCMG will be providing a continental breakfast as well so please be sure to RSVP so we know how much food to order.

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