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Posted on 12. Jul, 2011 by .

 

Today with all the pomp and circumstance they rightly deserve VMware announced that vSphere 5 and all its wonderful glory will be “GA” (Generally Available) in August.  I thought I would write a short blog and call out some of the coolest features, at least to me, that will be in vSphere 5. First and […]


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Posted on 07. Jul, 2011 by .

 

It seems that July is turning into VMware Month.  The amount of information that will be rolling out of VMware in the next 2 weeks is mind blowing.  Just to make sure nothing gets lost in your inbox I’ve pulled together some of the most interesting dates you need to make sure you circle in […]


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Posted on 04. Jul, 2011 by .

 

Updated: Nov 1 2011 Updated: May 31, 2012 One of the things that I really love about my role as a vSpecialist is my opportunity to meet with prospects and customers and talk about all the integration points EMC has with VMware.  vSphere is such a cool product and what makes it even cooler is […]


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Posted on 02. Jul, 2011 by .

 

So, I’ve been having a pretty great week and then it just got SOOOO much better when this e-mail arrived in my vTexan inbox !! Dear Tommy Trogden,  We’re pleased to designate you as a vExpert 2011 as recognition of your contributions to the VMware, virtualization, and cloud computing communities. You’ve done work above and […]


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Posted on 05. Jun, 2011 by .

 

 So I’ve never run into this in my home lab (yet), but I have run into this in our EMC Demo lab once. I decided that I should blog about it just in case someone else runs into this or even better, so I don’t’ forget :)  Here is the story: Someone in the lab cloned […]


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Posted on 15. May, 2011 by .

 

This year marks the first year I’ve submitted a presentation abstract to vmworld.  I actually submitted 3   Go big, or go home right !!  I made it through the first pass, and now it’s on to the open vote.  I thought I would pull together the three topics I’ve submitted with a brief abstract […]


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Posted on 14. May, 2011 by .

 

This month marks my 6 months at EMC, and more specifically as a vSpecialist and what better way to celebrate then to get an opportunity to work at the #vLabs at EMC World.   First I want to thank Jeff Thomas as well as Chris Horn and his merry Tech Enablement Team for the opportunity to […]


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Posted on 24. Apr, 2011 by .

 

  I just recently added a 2TB iomega ix2 “Cloud Edition” to my VMware Home Lab and have been pretty impressed with some of its upgrades.  As I noted in my last VMware Home Lab blog post I’ve been using another ix2 NFS for my datastores and have been wanting to add iSCSI to it the […]


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Posted on 22. Apr, 2011 by .

 

I just got back from San Diego this week where I was helping out in the “Hands on Lab” at the local VMware User Group meeting.  What a fantastic turnout !!  I think I heard they had over 250+ attendee’s and lots and lots of VMware focused vendors.  The lab was a great success and […]


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Posted on 07. Apr, 2011 by .

 

I’ve been a vSpecialist for about 5 months now and I’m starting to feel like I’m getting my legs under me.  Don’t get me wrong, I still have a lot to learn but DAMN this is a great job !!  BUT, moving from a 200+ company to one with close to 50,000 has its unique […]


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