vExpert 2020

I’m honored to be awarded VMware vExpert again for 2020! I’ve been lucky to have been awarded the vExpert title every year since 2015. The vExpert title is awarded to those who give back to the Virtualization community. Are you active on social media on VMware topics? Do you blog? Do you present at VMUG Events or VMworld? These are…

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Achievement Unlocked – Turbonomic ACE Master Cloud!

Turbonomic has 3 different certifications. Turbonomic ACE Certification enables you to leverage Turbonomic to its fullest potential. ACE Certification is a pre-requisite for all other Turbonomic certifications. ACE Professional Certification takes you “under the covers” of the Turbonomic platform to deepen your understanding of such topics as Hypervisor Nuances, Turbonomic internals, Control features, and such advanced topics as Mediation, Integrations,…

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ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: Turbonomic ACE Certification

As you may have seen, I changed jobs in July and now work for Turbonomic. Last week, I had the pleasure to go through Turbonomic ACE Training. I got to learn about how Turbonomic uses a Market Abstraction to optimize performance, while delivering efficiency, and maintaining compliance. At the end of the 2 day training, I took the ACE Certification…

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Career Change

This post is a bit late, I apologize for that! But, as of July, I’m happy to announce that I have made a career change! For the majority of my IT career, I’ve worked for a company’s IT department. No matter if it was a formal IT department or not, I still worked for an individual company. I’ve learned a…

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Turbonomic – Adding Workloads to Production Cluster

My supervisor came to us to tell us about some VM requests that are going to be coming down the pipe. He asked if we could project to see if we have enough resources for these requests, or will we need to add to our production cluster. Some of these requests were quite large (64 cores, and 128gb ram). We…

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Data Center Cooling System Maintenance – Turbonomic to the Rescue!

I work in an office building in NYC. We have a data center on-site which has a primary and a backup air conditioner unit. However, the building maintenance team came to us to say they had to do work on the cooling towers that provide water to our AC units, meaning they would have to be powered down for 24…

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Achievement Unlocked: VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization 2019!

Today, I took and passed the VCP6.5-DCV-Delta exam there by achieving the VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization 2019 (VCP-DCV 2019) Certification and renewing my VCP6-DCV, VCP5-DCV, and VCP4-DCV Certifications! If you are confused why the version number is not in the certification anymore, please read the VMware blog post here about the new certifications for 2019! I used…

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PowerShell Scripting with SCCM

Until now, I’ve done my SCCM patching with the NO REBOOT option set and servers were rebooted manually.  Because of this, we were getting further and further behind due to servers requiring multiple reboots each month.  In order to resolve this, we decided to go about using the Auto-Reboot option in SCCM and letting SCCM reboot however many times is…

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New Blog Logo!

I would like to introduce my new blog logo!!! As you may have noticed, I am a big fan of the company Devolutions and their products! So much so, that I’m part of a community they run where they give points for advocating for them on social media, commenting on their blog posts, etc. I can use these points for…

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Using vSphere Tags to Check for Pending Reboot State

You may have seen my blog post on the Test-PendingReboot PowerShell module.  I’ve been using it a lot lately and had the thought to use vSphere Tags to check pending reboot state.  In my environment, we normally check for pending reboot states before patching.  If a server is in a pending reboot state, it won’t receive the patches from SCCM,…

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