How to Avoid a Session Timeout in vROps 6.2

As an administrator many of us have had to deal with the dreaded session timeout at one point in time or another.  If you are an enterprise administrator you know that at any given time you could have more than 5 different applications or servers open and logged into.  No one hates sessions time-outs more…

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An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick

Dear Mr. Kaepernick, Let me open this letter by applauding you for exercising your first amendment rights of protesting, by kneeling during the anthem.  However, I have what may be considered some harsh words for you as I share my honest opinion on what you have perpetuated throughout the NFL and now into high school…

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Book Review & Giveaway! VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide

VMware Press has recently published a new book titled, the VCP6-NV Official Cert Guide.  This book is the definitive guide to studying for and passing the VCP6-NV exam (exam #2V0-641).  Of course the guide is focused on VMware’s NSX, their network virtualization platform.  If you don’t know what NSX is or if you think it’s an…

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Top 5 Advanced IT Certifications

I haven’t written a post about this topic in a while, and thought it was time for a refresh.  We all know how quickly the technology world changes; as updates to operating systems are developed and released, devices are revamped and refreshed and different technologies adapt to the ever demanding customer requirements.  Generally when the…

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The Friday 5: 9/23/2016

This week’s Friday 5 post, coincides with the release of the Magnificent 7, not really relative to the articles I picked but it definitely makes my blog post sound much cooler, just need Denzel to join a podcast!   Top 5 stories this week Why A Former VMware CTO Is Joining Cloud Startup Embotics: ‘VMware…

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The Friday 5: 7/22/16

Every Friday I like to post what I think are the top 5 stories of the week as it relates to enterprise IT and/or the virtualization community.  Today’s edition has some really good stories ranging from ‘Surface-as-a-Service’ to ‘The 3 biggest sales mistakes enterprise software companies make.’  If I’ve missed a good story this week,…

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Tech Ramblings: Target Disk Mode 101

Let me start by saying I love my MacBook Pro Retina 15″, it’s a beautiful machine.  Yes, I am an Apple fanboy, but I’ve owned Dells, HPs and Toshibas in the past as well.  I can honestly say I’ve been on both sides of the fence, and for me, the MacBook Pro is the superior…

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Be Graceful with your VMs

Virtualization has given us a world of ease when it comes to IT/server administration.  Sometimes, it’s so easy to shut down and start up VMs that we forget the fact that these are actual servers. Under normal circumstances, an administrator doesn’t just yank the power cord on their Dells, or hold down the power button on the…

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Tintri Goes All-Flash

Tintri has entered the all-flash array market.  Last week, Tintri introduced the T5000 all-flash storage array.  Tinti continues to lead the way in VM-aware storage architecture.  What is VM-aware storage architecture?  Tintri enables storage actions to be taken at the VM-level as opposed to the LUN-level including management, replication, automation and analysis.  Have you ever…

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Tech Ramblings: Fusion 8 & Workstation 12

It’s Thursday, that means it’s time to listen to my Tech Ramblings.  This week I focus on the hosted hypervisor (Type 2) offerings from VMware, Fusion (for Mac) and Workstation (for Windows).  Most of you have already heard of these products from VMware and some of you are new to them.  Good news, if you…

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