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Posted: March 20, 2011 in Introduction

Greetings. This is my first attempt at a formal, public blog so I do ask that you be patient as I figure this out (and get time to work it).

I have been involved in this industry since 2001/2002 when VMware released ESX 1.5.  Those were interesting days to say the least.  I am hoping the content I place here will fall into all of these categories.

A little about myself:

ONE OF 55!!
As of last VMworld (2010) I am only one of fifty-five people that have attended every single VMworld conference.  It’s truly amazing to see how it has grown from around 800 or so people crammed into a couple rooms to now over 15,000 attendees!!!

I have been selected as a vExpert for two years in a row.  I post in VMTN as time avails; I am an original member of the VMware Customer Advisory Council (CAC) and have been used quite a bit as a customer resource to various government and public entities.  In 2006 I presented at VMworld “Virtualizing Active Directory Domain Controllers” (and yes – it can be done).

This blog site will be primarily focused on the following areas (but may expand as time warrants or if I even see people find any type of value in what I post here):

VMware and ONLY VMware such as

  • vCenter
  • VDR
  • SRM
  • vStorage API usage
  • Heartbeat

HP technologies such as

  • EVA 8400
  • c7000 Chassis
  • BL680 (g5 and g7)
  • Storage Essentials

NetIQ such as

  • Aegis