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Chris is currently a Field CTO for Tintri. In his role he spends the majority of his time talking to customers and partners alike helping develop use case architectures for the Tintri platform and software. He also acts as an active interface between the field and engineering/product management. Chris is active on the VMUG and event speaking circuit and is available for many events if you want to reach out and ask. Previously to this he spent close to a decade working for VMware as a Principal Architect. Previous to his nine plus years at VMware, Chris was a System Administrator that evolved his career into a data center architect. Chris spends a lot of time mentoring co-workers and friends on the benefits of personal growth and professional development. Chris is also amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#37), and author of multiple white papers. In his spare time he helps his wife Julie run her promotional products as the accountant, book keeper, and IT Support. Chris also believes in both a healthy body and healthy mind, and has become heavily involved with fitness as a Diamond Team Beachbody Coach using P90X and other Beachbody Programs. Although Technology is his day job, Chris is passionate about fitness after losing 60 pounds himself in the last few years. Now he spreads both the word of technology and fitness along with the Team Beachbody Business through his blogs.

How The Nicira NVP ESXi vApp Works

Earlier this week, I posted a primer on the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform (NVP), but something William Lam pointed out that I updated with a note was that the Open vSwitch for ESXi is not “Integrated” into the hypervisor.  This is in fact true, but that being said there is an Open vSwitch “vApp”, which is really a Virtual Machine ... Read More »

2013 VTUG Winter Warmer – Save the Date!

This is just a quick note that not only is the VTUG Fall Forward event happening on October 24th, 2012 but the giant Winter Warmer date for Gillette Stadium has been ear marked.  Save the Date for January 17th, 2013 and watch the VTUG website for more details or follow Chris Harney on Twitter so you can get the news. As always ... Read More »

Team Beachbody Canada Is Here!

Dear friends in Canada, the largest Fitness and Nutrition company in the US is coming your way.  That’s right, the Team Beachbody Canada is coming to you.   For some time folks in Canada have been able to purchase the Team Beachbody Programs through the United States channels even from Team Beachbody Coaches.  They new opportunity here is that now ... Read More »

Nicira NVP Virtualized Networking Primer

I have long since said that I am almost never the smartest person in the room.  However, when it comes to new technology I do believe I learn what I need to quickly and efficiently so that I can at least understand the concepts of any new technology.  In the last two weeks I have done just that and completely transformed ... Read More »

vCloud Director Allocation Model WhitePaper Published

I just learned today from Rawlinson Rivera that the whitepaper on vCloud Allocation Models was posted a couple of days ago on VMware.com.  This is the paper that was being written by myself and Frank Denneman and the VMworld Session presented by myself and Rawlinson Rivera, (OPS-CSM1167 Architecting for VMware vCloud Allocation Models).  The abstract is below along with the ... Read More »

How To Install CentOS 6.3 KVM on vSphere 5.1

In the course of building my lab for my Nicira NVP role, I needed to install various hypervisors, in particular Linux KVM so I could install and test the Nicira NVP setup.  Of course I did not want to do this on bare metal and I have no intention of trying to set up OpenStack or CloudStack just yet, I can make ... Read More »

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