Category: General

vSphere Island Clusters

Sit Right Back and You’ll Hear a Tale A very important, and sometimes underappreciated, area of vSphere design is the humble cluster. The cluster is a fairly well understood concept. After all, it’s just a grouping of ESXi hosts, right? Well, yes, however...

CoreOS the Docker Based Linux Distro

CoreOS just caught my eye as news that they’ve reached beta hits the wires. I’ve been aware of Docker and the concept of containerization on Linux. Like many of you I’ve kept an eye on how the unicorns (Google, Netflix, Etsy, Facebook, Amazon, etc.) provision their...

VMworld 2014 US Session Picks

VMworld 2014 call for papers public session voting opened earlier this week. This is a rare opportunity for the public to have some influence over the sessions available at one of the major tech conferences. Based on where I’m at, I’ve zeroed in...

Not For Resale (NFR) Licenses for VMware Professionals

Update (2016/05/18): I’ve created an NFR License page, so that it’s easier for people to find the list and easier for me to update it. The table below may no longer be accurate, so please visit the page for the latest information. I’ve...

Take Up the Quest to Learn Puppet

The folks over at Puppet Labs have updated their Learning VM. The Learning VM is a pre-configured virtual machine that you can use to become familiar with Puppet, the IT automation software. Puppet is a declarative, model-based approach to IT automation, helping you...

Video: Maximum Uptime

Here we are again with another video in the humorous series. What do you think, is the Microsoft guy being bashed a little too much? Does the analyst have his finger on the buzzer?

VMware VCPs Need to Recertify

VMware has announced that VMware Certified Professionals (VCPs) need to recertify every two years. Many in the VMware community read about this on Christian Mohn’s vNinja blog where a lively debate has ensued in the comments. The Skinny Effective March 10, 2014 all...

What is CloudCred?

Ever wanted a way of having all the latest and interesting cloud videos, white papers and activities in one place? How about earning points for consuming or engaging in those things? CloudCred may be just the thing for you! The fine folks at...