vRealize Automation Part of VMUG Advantage

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VMUG (VMware User Group) is an independent customer-led organization created to spread the knowledge on VMware related solutions through events, training and collaboration. Probably their best known “products” are VMUG meetings (looks like at least a meeting in any given day!). Number of local communities is always increasing, currently being around 230, ranging from 1 member in Mumbai chapter to over 5000 for Boston VMUG.

Second point of interest is around VMUG Advantage, a subscription program with some great offers:

  • EVALexperience (365-day evaluation license for personal use in a non-production environment)
  • 20% Discount on VMware Training Classes
  • 20% Discount on VMware Certification Exams
  • 35% Discount on VMware Certification Exam Prep Workshops (VCP-NV)
  • 35% Discount on VMware Lab Connect
  • $100 Discount on VMworld Attendance


Going back to EVALexperience, few interesting products were already on the list. Beginning of August, VMUG added two new products to the list, making the subscription even more appealing: VMware vRealize Network Insight and VMware vRealize Automation 7.3 Enterprise. For a yearly nominal fee, you are able to test in your home lab most of VMware products. See below for the complete product list:

  • VMware vCenter Server v6.x Standard
  • VMware vSphere® ESXi Enterprise Plus with Operations Management™ (6 CPU licenses)
  • VMware vCloud Suite® Standard
  • VMware vRealize Operations™
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight™
  • VMware vRealize Operations for Horizon®
  • VMware Horizon® Advanced Edition
  • VMware vSAN™
  • VMware Workstation Pro 12.5
  • VMware Fusion Pro 8.5
  • VMware NSX Enterprise Edition (6 CPU licenses)
  • VMware vRealize Network Insight
  • VMware vRealize Automation 7.3 Enterprise

I left the goodies for the end, if you’re going to VMworld (US, Europe or both) take a visit to VMUG booth and don’t miss their parties 🙂 More about VMworld in my next article.

Constantin Ghioc

I usually play with vSphere API, Ansible, vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator, and different AWS tools. In my other life I’m a husband and a father, an amateur photographer and a Go enthusiast.

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