A New Home

I apologize to anyone who has been trying to access this blog for the last week or so. I was in the process of migrating from GoDaddy to the blogs new home at Dreamhost! Migrating the blog not only saved me a few bucks but also adds some speed (hosted on SSD storage) as well as security (SSL Cert)! I’d…

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Change is afoot!

Some people are afraid of change. Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory (above) was afraid of change. I’m not! Working in IT, things change around you all the time. If you don’t adapt, you get left behind! So, after working for Turbonomic for the past 2 years in Professional Services, I’ve decided it was time for a change. I…

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VMware Top 100 Influencers

Back in December, I was contacted by Noell Grier, with the VMware communities team, to join the VMware Influencer 100 Club Welcome and Kickoff Meeting! I was shocked to be included in this list. It’s been fun being part of this program! Thank you to Noell and VMware for the honor of being a part of this program! I’ve known…

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PowerCLI Script to Change Tag Assignment

I have an environment where, using tags, unused VMs are automatically shutdown. This is done by creating a Tag Category called “Suspend Date” and when the current value is in the past, your VM gets shutdown. I don’t have many VMs that I own in this “test” environment, but the ones that I DO have there, I want to be…

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Virtual VMUG Events: A Positive Side to the Pandemic

Back in March, when this all began, we were all thrown for a loop! We were forced to make big changes to our lives, including working from home! Many of us in IT were forced to adapt quickly to a fast growing remote work force, having to deploy and/or expand VDI environments, etc. Those of us that are VMUG Leaders…

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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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