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Dec 7th – BlueCat Networks, Microsoft AGPM, IPv6 and end of year wrap up!

Written by Ed Horley
Wednesday, 24 November 2010 18:07

Meeting Date and Time: Dec 7th, 2010 – 6:30pm

Meeting Agenda:

Sponsor: BlueCat Networks
We will be welcoming Robert Zamani with BlueCat Networks who will go over their IPv6 address management solutions that is part of their DDI (DNS/DHCP/IP address management) product.

BlueCat Networks is the Leader in the DDI market which addresses DNS, DNSSEC, DHCP and IP Address Management (IPAM) Core Services, including the centralized management of Microsoft Windows DNS/DHCP services. Available in software (VMware), hardware (appliance) and Managed Service (Proteus Cloud Services) deployment options, BlueCat Networks has sold to a large number of Global Fortune 1000 companies and many classified and unclassified government agencies. With the exponential growth in IP addresses, BlueCat Networks solves critical network management issues by centrally managing, controlling, tracking and auditing IPv4, IPv6, DNS and DNSSEC networks. BlueCat Networks’ award-winning solutions provide unparalleled network uptime and scale for small to large organizations. For additional information please visit

Technical Presentation: Advanced Group Policy Management
We will be having Jennelle Crothers, Microsoft MVP do a demo. She will do a quick dive into Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) and see how GPOs can be reviewed, changed and approved using version control provided by one of the MDOP tools. Improved reporting and searching features will also be touched on.

Technical Presentation: Essential IPv6 for Admins
We will be having Owen DeLong with Hurricane Electric presenting on IPv6. Owen is part of the ARIN Advisory Council and has extensive IPv6 experience which he will be sharing with the group.

As normal, we will have a Q&A plus we will do a quick end of year wrap up and discussion about the group – perhaps put our user group new year resolutions together.

Presenters Bio’s:

Robert Zamani has 20 years of pre and post sales consulting experience in network and security engineering. Robert has spent the last 15 years as a presales consultant for leading edge and emerging technologies, ranging from behavioral analysis to access control. His most recent positions include Symantec where he was the western area specialist in architecting solutions for acquired technologies, and then Juniper Networks’ Advanced Technologies Group as western area solutions architect for nascent technologies.

Owen DeLong is an IPv6 Evangelist at Hurricane Electric and a member of the ARIN Advisory Council. Owen brings more than 25 years of industry experience. He is an active member of the systems administration, operations, and IP Policy communities. In the past, Owen has worked at Tellme Networks (Senior Network Engineer), Exodus Communications (Senior Backbone Engineer) where he was part of the team that took Exodus from a pre-IPO start up with 2 data centers to a major global provider of hosting services, Netcom Online (Network Engineer) where he worked on a team that moved the internet from an expensive R&E tool to a widely available public access system accessible to anyone with a computer, Sun Microsystems (Senior Systems Administrator), and more. He can be reached as owend at he dot net.

Jennelle Crothers: Jennelle is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Desktop Experience and a Sr. Network Administrator at the Conservation & Liquidation Office, in San Francisco. She maintains her blog at which covers a wide range of topics for IT Professionals and she is also on twitter.

Giveaway: Holiday specific raffle items plus BlueCat Networks will be giving away a 64GB iPad (wifi only model)

REMINDER: RSVP so we know how much pizza to order! Food arrives between 5:30 and 6pm.

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– Doug, Ed and Jennelle