August Meetup - Network Virtualisation

Our presentation this month introduces the architecture, engineering and implementation of VMware NSX Network Virtualisation.

Abstract: Remember life in IT before software abstraction and server virtualisation? VMware's ESX platform brought rapid application deployment to server hardware.  Now VMware NSX virtualises networks and security for enterprise applications on any general purpose hardware.

This presentation will cover platform components, interfaces, tools, deployment cases, partner ecosystem, and more.

See for background.

Presenter: Trevor Gerdes is Strategic Architect - Security and Networking for VMware Asia Pacific Japan. He has extensive experience in engineering and technical support, and has been with VMware for over six years. When he's not in planes and airline lounges, he spends time in the dark with stars and in the water with his kids.

Food and drinks are provided courtesy of Google Australia, our generous host for this meeting.  Please arrive before 6pm so you can get in to the venue, and to assist the smooth running of this event.


***  Don't be late, and note the new location - Wharf 7!  ***


17:45 meet outside Wharf 7

18:00 Pre-meeting drinks and food thanks to Google

18:30 Meeting commences promptly - don't be late!
- Introductions and any general business
- Presentation
- Q & A and topical debate

20:30 (approx) Close - optionally adjourn to nearby pub for anyone keen to continue discussion.

RSVP: Please RSVP before noon on the day, here or by email to william.shipway at Google's security requirements mean we must know who's attending.  See "How to find us" above if you're late.

Online attendance may be an option - keep an eye out for updates here.

Archive: Previous presentation recordings are posted at

Distribution: Please feel free to redistribute this notice to anyone who may be interested.

Purpose: SAGE-AU is the peak member-focused organisation for IT professionals who are looking to build and grow their careers, as well as connect with other like-minded individuals. Our meetings bring together systems and network administrators, developers, infosec people, and other ICT professionals.

SAGE-AU meetings are intended as professional development for our members.  If you are not a SAGE-AU member, you are welcome to attend several meetings before we will ask you to join.  Please consider the benefits of becoming a member:

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  • JakubD

    Hi Guys, was nice to meet you for first time and take part in this Meetup :)
    +1 for location and presentation content (-1 for the weather ;) ).
    I hope I'll be able to join future meetings!

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Sam L.

    Late comers call for entry if need[masked]

    August 19, 2014

    • Michael K.

      Sorry Sam - debugging issues. Will the be recorded?

      August 19, 2014

    • Sam L.


      August 19, 2014

  • Mark T.

    On a bus @ town hall...on way now. Due at 6:09pm.

    August 19, 2014

  • JakubD

    Hi, one question about location - is Wharf 7 the one where Maritime Heritage Centre of Maritime Museum is ?

    August 19, 2014

    • William S.

      Wharf 7 is where the Sydney Heritage Fleet is based, so yes I think that's the same place. The Google entrance is on the South West corner (closest to The Star). Be there before 6pm.

      1 · August 19, 2014

  • William S.

    If you already have a tricky question in mind for the presenter, feel free to add it here and Trevor can be prepared.

    SAGE-AU meetups are aimed at our members, but guests are also welcome to attend a couple before joining. More info on membership here:

    Looking forward to seeing you on the 19th.

    July 30, 2014

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