PSNUG Calendar

MONTHLY MEETINGS: Last Wednesday of the month (except Nov/Dec is combined on the FIRST Wednesday of Dec.)
December 4, 2013: Re-Thinking Storage Performance by Virtualizing Flash by Chris Floyd

Most companies have found that storage I/O bottlenecks are consistently the root cause of many of their application performance issues. Their usual recourse is to buy additional storage capacity to fix the problem. But this "fix" often proves to be temporary as the virtual infrastructure continues to grow and the storage system can't keep pace with the demand. What companies want is to grow storage performance linearly with demand but not waste capacity to get performance.

PernixData has created the world's first Flash Hypervisor(TM). PernixData's FVP(TM) virtualizes server-side Flash to scale storage performance, independent of storage capacity. The result is unprecedented read and write performance for all virtual machines (VMs), with no changes (or reboots) required to VMs, servers or primary storage. By decoupling storage performance from storage capacity, PernixData FVP will fundamentally change how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centers.

  • PernixData Best New Product at VMworld 2013
  • 3 min. vimeo video

  • Sept. 25, 2013

    Ted Tronson will talk about Novell iPrint.

    Novell iPrint allows you to get away from a complex printing environment. iPrint lets mobile employees, business partners, and customers access printers from a variety of remote locations using existing Internet connections, securely across multiple networks and operating systems. Whether users are working in an office building, telecommuting from home, or attending a sales meeting in another country, iPrint ensures that they can print documents quickly, easily, and reliably.

    iPrint makes all your printing resources instantly accessible with a web browser. In few mouse clicks you search your printer, download drivers, and create your printer on the workstation, enabling the user to send documents to the printer from any application on the desktop. Companies can also lower communication costs by reducing the need to fax documents between offices; instead, companies can use their existing Internet connections to print documents to remote printers.

    June 26, 2013

    Tracy Smith - Product Manger from Novell

    An update on all things OES11 especially the new goodies to be found in sp2.

    May 29, 2013

    SKyPRO - GroupWis and the Swiss Army Knife

    In this webinar you will learn how to integrate text messaging (SMS), social media, instant messaging, fax, Skype and VoIP with GroupWise. Christian Karch from SKyPRO, will present how to use three add-ons to turn GroupWise into a central, integrated and compliant communications hub.

    SKyPRO is the leading developer of unified communications add-on software for Novell GroupWise. Using our VoIP based soft phone clients, our integrated fax solution and additional cloud based SKyPRO services, we help your business to reduce communication cost while enhancing convenience and productivity.

    Christian Karch, COO
    440 N Wolfe Road
    Sunnyvale, CA 94085

    Phone: (408) 419 1980 ext. 002
    Mobile: (408) 329 0105
    EMail :
    Nov 7, 2012

    Just wanted to let everyone know that this weeks PSNUG meeting has been rescheduled to next Wednesday, November 7. This is to better accommodate all of your Halloween plans.

    Our presenter will be Candace Davis, Regional Sales Manager for Meraki;

  • Steve got involved with Meraki recently deploying their FREE Mobile Device Manager. It seems to be a well featured cloud based end point management platform. Meraki also has some nice switches and firewalls that are also managed through their web portal.

    See you at the usual place, Kaleidoscope Consulting.

  • Dinner at 18:00. Presentations starting at 18:30.

    July 2012

    Cameron Seader Phone: 208-572-0095 Sales Engineer

    Cameron Seader has been working with Linux in the enterprise and comes with years of experience. From the mainframe, real time, highly available clusters, virtualization, to desktops. Having been engaged with several of the top fortune 100 companies in consulting, top tier support services, and pre-sales engagements. Cameron has worked for SUSE for 7 plus years. SUSE is the original provider of the enterprise Linux distribution and the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing. It's the only Linux recommended by VMware, Microsoft and SAP. And it's supported on more hardware and software than any other enterprise Linux distribution.

    June 27, 2012

    Tanner Allen of GroupLink will be with us. GroupLink, which for years has been known for their Helpdesk products has a new version of their CRM product they would like to introduce to us.

  • ContactWise - CRM = Customer Relation Management
  • GroupLink Corporation, is the leader in help desk, service desk, incident management and CRM solutions for Novell environments. These solutions are designed for Novell, Microsoft, Apple and Linux environments, giving them key integration with technologies such as: OES, LDAP (eDirectory/Active Directory), GroupWise, Exchange/Outlook, ZENworks 7 and ZEN 10 (ZCM). Whether deployed for K12, Higher Ed, Government, or other Commercial organizations, GroupLink's products help you add business process intelligence and profitability, while reducing your total cost of ownership. GroupLink services over 1,000 enterprise customers and 4,000 worldwide implementations from our U.S. headquarters in Bountiful, Utah.

    May 30, 2012

    This month our presenter will be Dean Lythgoe, Director, Project Management for all things GroupWise/Data Synchronizer/Messenger/Vibe. Steve wrote: "Come and get the latest, hottest news from the world of Novell collaboration from the best source in the world."

    April 25, 2012 - GroupLink
    Feb 2012

    This month, Erik Eyberg Senior Analyst for Texas Memory Systems will be on the line introducing us to their line of flash memory products. 10 TB SLC Flash storage, 1,000,000 IOPS

    January 25, 2012 - Cameron Seader, Systems Engineer for SUSE
  • SUSE Studio Use your browser to create and then download your VM -Virtual Machine- images to roll out to local server hardware or a cloud provider.
  • IPv6 How To Starting in 2004 IPv6 related patches by USAGI and others are integrated into the Linux kernel since version 2.6. Review these URIs and come prepared to talk with Cameron Seader about the benefits on your Network and Internet connections.
  • BTRfs -one page Spec Sheet BTRfs - BTRfs Project - 5min. Intro by ORACLE developer Chris Mason and a 30min. BTRfs training video

  • 2011 past meeting topics
    December 7, 2011 - Kari Woolf Product Marketing Manager

    Will be joining us to share Novell's new marketing strategy for GroupWise, Novell Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack and Mobile Groupwise Messenger (and all things communicative).

    Who will be the next office holders for PSNUG? Come have your say.

    October 26, 2011; BrainShare 2011 review

    Bring what ever information you've found about this year's BrainShare event. Do a little Internet research on your favorite topics. We'll have a discussion. Send an Email to Steve or Brandon for any special requests. See above for the usual schedule and directions to our meeting. RSVP to ssinghose (AT) wccg DOT net so he can make sure he gets enough food for our light dinner.

    Some 2,000 BrainShare attendees were at the keynote sessions. See video replays of Jeff Hawn, CEO of The Attachmate Group, and the presidents of three of its companies; NetIQ, Novell and SUSE, along with top product experts from each. The speakers laid out their vision for the future--and demonstrated specific technologies for making that vision a reality.

    September 28, 2011; Jay from Mushroom Networks

    Mushroom Networks appliances can be used to bond together various Internet access lines to create a single virtual secure, fast and reliable IP pipe for Internet access and branch office communications. Bind a combination of DSL, cable modem, T1, MPLS, satellite modem, fractional DS3, DS3, fiber, cellular or any other broadband connection together to suit your bandwidth and budget needs. VLL can also be utilized to offload public Internet traffic off of MPLS when deployed along side with MPLS - generating huge savings in MPLS bandwidth cost.

    August 31, 2011 - Mutare Software Unify, Notify, Simplify

    Sheila Aschenbrenner - Regional Manager for Mutare Software - will be introducing us to some of Mutare's products which include a really nifty Voice-Mail to SMTP product. Checking your Voice-Mail from your e-mail inbox is not new to some of us, but Mutare has modernized the process quite a bit.

    July 27, 2011 - GroupWise

    Scott Clayton and Ron Bingham, both from Novell will be presenting on GroupWise and it's future.

    Yes, in spite of the FUD you may have heard, GroupWise has an exciting, re-energized future. These guys are involved with architecting the client so you are going to get to see the latest code running and hear all sorts of good bits about what's coming in the next release of GroupWise slated for later this year as well as an aggressive road map for future releases.

    They will also have words on where things are with GroupWise Mobility and the Datasync Engine (and iPad?).

    June 29, 2011

    Pat Nurre a Technology Sales Specialist for Novell will be on the line to get us up to date on what's new with ZENWorks 11.
    Configuration Management, Asset Management, Endpoint Security Management and Patch Management all from one console.

  • ZENworks 11
  • Network World review | Wiki-Pedia ZENworks

  • May 18, 2011 - Brian Six, Novell Product Specialist

    Brian will update us on what SP3 brings to Novell OES2 as well as what's coming in the future.

  • If your running an older version of OES or even NetWare, you will want to attend so see what's new. SP3 adds and updates a many services that you don't want to miss.
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  • April 27, 2011
  • 18:30 - Amazing openSUSE speaker Jos Poortvliet
  • openSUSE has developed both great infrastructure technology and a powerful enduser product; where is it going now?

    Over 5 years ago Novell decided to turn their new asset, SuSE Linux GmbH into a community distribution. It was a long and laborious process but since almost 2 years now the development processes have been opened up to the community. We now speak of openSUSE, a community which is now searching for it's direction. The project has state-of-the-art infrastructure at its disposal and develops a modern, stable and powerful linux distribution. Meanwhile, communication and marketing are it's weak points - innovative technologies like the openSUSE Build Service and SUSE Studio do not get the exposure they deserve. In this talk an overview is given of openSUSE's history, the developments in the community and the latest openSUSE technology is presented.

  • 19:30 - Tracy Smith, Product Manager for Novell
  • Tracy will be updating us on Vibe, formerly known as Teaming -Come see the new User Interface.

    March 30, 2011
    Our backup speaker will be a team of folks from CrashPlan.
  • These folks have a backup system that actually works. All my years in this business and I never felt this good about backup.
    January 26, 2011 - Silver-Peak data center WAN optimization

    Our appliances are designed to support high capacity WANs and a diverse mix of applications:

  • Data Center Consolidation; lowers operational/facility costs. However, it can extend the distance between users and information, which hurts application performance.
  • By overcoming WAN bandwidth, latency and quality issues, Silver Peak lets enterprises put data centers wherever and allows easy data migration
  • Disaster Recovery Silver-Peak; improves the performance and reliability of data replication, backup, and disaster recovery across a WAN - delivering LAN-like performance under the heaviest load. Only Silver Peak performs WAN deduplication and Network Integrity on both TCP and UDP traffic, improving data transfer times and maximizing WAN efficiency across all disaster recovery applications, including solutions from EMC, NetApp, Hitachi, Compellent, Symantec, Double-Take and other leading vendors.
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    The Silver Peak solution accelerates performance for all centralized enterprise applications, from traditional office applications to real-time traffic including:

  • Email (MS Exchange┬«, IBM Lotus Notes┬«, SMTP), file services (CIFS, NFS, FTP), web, document management, productivity/collaboration tools.
  • ERP, CRM and other enterprise applications
  • Interactive and transactional applications, such as Citrix XenApp, Remote Desktop, VDI, and SQL
  • Real-time and streaming media, including Voice over IP (VoIP) and video distribution.

  • 2010
    December 8, 2010
    Shreedhar Dusara - - of Mediapro

    "The human element is typically one of the weakest links in the data protection triangle of: technology, business policies, and user awareness. While there has been great attention given to protecting data from external threats, evidence shows that it's the authorized, yet unaware and unversed user, that poses the greatest risk to data protection. An effective security awareness and training initiative will address one of the highest risks your customers and prospects face in data protection today - the human element."

    "An effective awareness and training program can greatly reduce many risks which cannot be addressed through security technology and policies alone. It can also help create and sustain a data protection "culture" within the organization. And, it doesn't need to "break the bank" to achieve positive results and increased user involvement."

    October 27, 2010
    Daniel Shelley of Ghost Pattern Software will be introducing us to Ghost Pattern Software products. Ghost Pattern Software was started in 2009 with the goal to deliver a better GroupWise experience for mobile devices like the iPhone, with products like GW Mail, GW Calendar and GW Web as iPhone apps.
    September 29, 2010
    Adam Croft, Regional Manager for, OptiStor Technologies, Inc. to discuss storage trends.
    August 25, 2010
    Adam Grey - CTO of Novacoast will be making a presentation on install and management of MailScanner a powerful opensource anti-spam scanner that is found in Novell Open Workgroup Suite and other distros.
    June 30, 2010
    Britton Spagnuolo - Regional Sales Manager Arkeia Software | Office +1 760 431 1319 | Mobile +1 760 519 0165

    Britton will talk about Arkeia's backup products for NetWare and OES AND the Impact on Backup of Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Deduplication.

    May 26, 2010

    Our speaker Kenneth R. Weaver, NOVELL NW Territory Executive for Identity & Security Management - 425.802.0756

    Intelligent Workload Management is the business need that drives our Security and Identity practice.

    Intelligent Workload Management is enabling IT organizations to manage and optimize computing resources in a policy-driven, secure and compliant manner across physical, virtual and cloud environments to deliver business services for end customers.

  • Novell solutions: Identity and Security

  • February 24, 2010

    Mo Lemieux,Territory Executive, Novell Inc.
    His focus is Datacenter computing and will be presenting on Novell's Intelligent Workload Management initiative

    Intelligent Workload Management enables IT organizations to manage and optimize computing resources in a policy-driven, secure and compliant manner across physical, virtual and cloud environments to deliver business services for end customers.

    February 10, 2010 The folks from GWAVA want everyone to come to lunch:

    PSNUG and GWAVA invite you for a Free Lunch and Learn Seminar on GWAVA's RETAIN and RELOAD solutions, the best archiving and disaster recovery solutions for Novell GroupWise.

    Where: Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104
    When: February 10, 2010
    Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
    Parking: $5.00 with hotel voucher
    Speaker: Willem Bagchus, Master CNE & GWAVA Senior Engineer

    RSVP Please confirm your presence by February 7 We would like to order the proper number of lunches.

    We look forward to seeing you then.

    Steve Singhose, Network Design Engineer, Western Computer Consulting Group,, 206-419-0829

    January 27, 2010
  • Tracy Smith, Product Manger for Novell Teaming, will update us on Novell Teaming 2.0 and how Teaming 2.1 is shaping up.

  • 2009
    December 2, 2009
  • Jeff Richards, VP - Business Development for Sonian will be with us to introduce us to their cloud based hosted email archiving and eDiscovery service. Sonian supports e-mail backends including Exchange, Lotus Notes, GroupWise, Kerio, iMail Server, Zimbra, Mailtrust Noteworthy and others.
    November 12, 2009
    Thursday - late afternoon/earlier evening - RSVP, so we can Email you details.
  • Bainbridge Island, WA, Town & Country coffee shop in Winslow. SIG -Special Interest Group- of unofficial openSUSE 11.2 party. Come and get 11.1 DVDs and LinuxPro openSUSE Introductory and How To guide to the openSUSE project. At least one programer and one systems administrator will address any and all questions about open source and Linux and openSUSE.

  • RSVP to and you'll get further details.
    October 28, 2009 - VoIP unified communications integrated with Novell GroupWise
  • Christian Karch COO of SKyPRO USA will be presenting:
  • SKyCOM 4GW, our unified communications Add-On for Novell GroupWise to make phone calls. SKyCOM 4GW helps reducing communications cost and increase user productivity and convenience. And a brief look into our tools to help turn GroupWise in your unified communications platform.

    About SKyPRO: a 21 year old Swiss firm, founded in 1987 and based in Cham, near Zurich. SKyPRO is a software developer that provides software products and custom programming in the areas of Novell applications and Identity Management. Partial client list includes Swisscom, Swisscard, UBS, Credit Suisse, Novell, and Microsoft.

    Christian Karch COO
    440 N Wolfe Road
    Sunnyvale, CA 94085

    (408)419-1980 Mobile(408)329-0105
    September 30, 2009
  • Steve Singhose: Lessons learned and tools used to date in a Microsoft AD to Novell DSfW - (Directory Services for Windows) migration. Should be fun.

  • August 26, 2009

    Adam Croft, Territory Manager, cell(312) 925-0138; Office (206) 682-0254
    Integrated Data Storage

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    July 29, 2009 NO MEETING too hot to travel ;-)
    DATE CHANGE July 1, 2009

    Mike Pennacchi, Executive Network Analyst, Network Protocol Specialists, LLC.

  • SmokePing also creator of MRTG and RRDtool
  • - network protocol analyzer for Unix and Windows

    Mike will be talking about a VMWare image that he has put together that contains a number of Open Source troubleshooting tools. It is running on top of Ubuntu. "The tools and how to configure some of them." The tools include Cacti, SmokePing, Nagios/Centreon, nTop, Wireshark.

    May 28, 2009

    Channing Quest from Novell will talk about current state of ZEN product line and Novell in general.

    April 29, 2009

    Dave Lange, a long time PSNUG member, will present Nagios for dummies. He has been using Nagios on a campus network and he uses openSUSE and learned a few tricks.

    March 25, 2009

    Scott Brown, Development Engineer for GroupWise at Novell will be presenting on the present state of GroupWise and the future.

    February 25, 2009 - just a nice dinner and member round table (BS) session.
    January 28,2009

    Xiotech Virtualization and Management along with ISE storage solution.

    Some of our past events
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