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Chris is currently a Principal Architect at Cohesity. In his role he spends the majority of his time supporting Cohesity events and creating outward facing content. He also acts as an active interface between the field and engineering/product management as customer zero in the TAG production lab. 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.

How To Troubleshoot vCloud VMRC Connections

I have seen a couple of times now posts in various places about connection issues with the vCloud Director remote console.  I wanted to write up a few short things that seem to be the most common things that folks have run into when configuring the remote console section of vCloud Director.  The first thing you should do is check out the ... Read More »

How To Get Started with CentOS Minimal

I wanted to share with everyone a little post about my exposure to CentOS 6.2 Minimal.  If you are not aware with the latest release of CentOS 6.2 there is now a “Minimal” ISO option.  Now let me tell you first off when they say minimal….it’s got next to nothing.  Personally, I love that fact because there is zero bloat to it. ... Read More »

[INFO] The Importance of MoREF to vCloud Director

This is meant to be a very short post about the importance of vCenter Managed Object References with vCloud Director.  In the past folks have heard David Hill and I talk about the vCloud Eco-System and how vCenter is pretty much in the middle of the universe for many things.  Today a lot of products, least of all vCloud Director ... Read More »

[INFO] New LinkedIn Privacy Policy

I received the following message from a trusted contact and friend and I am posting it for your awareness and consideration. Without attracting too much publicity, LinkedIn has updated their privacy conditions. Without any action from your side, LinkedIn is now permitted to use you name and picture in any of their advertisements. If you’re not in favor of such ... Read More »

New Blog Site Launched!

In all my current work I know it is crazy to think that I have time to maintain yet another blog site or venture.  However, in just over a week my wife will be leaving her job to do what she loves.  She will be focussing full time on her new business called Julie Ann’s Quilting & More.  Now one can ... Read More »

How To Manage Application DR With vCloud Express

Most folks think that because they have access to more than one cloud in vCloud Express, or any other cloud provider for that matter, you automatically get disaster recovery.  In doing past articles on how to transform your blog into a vCloud Express based setup on Bitnami, I discovered a few things that I wanted to share about application availability.  First and ... Read More »

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