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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.

Free VM Monitor Tool From SolarWinds

Today while taking a break from writing some project related IP, I kicked over to my home lab rebuild that was pretty much stalled in lieu of the other things I have running around these days.  While I was waiting for some things to update I decided to take a look at one of the free tools the folks over at SolarWinds ... Read More »

[INFO] Voting is Open for Top 25 vBlogs

In case you haven’t heard the voting is now open for the 2012 Top 25 vBlogs at vSphere Land.  This list year over year is the go to listing of the best virtualization bloggers around.  When I logged in to vote I was excited to see my own name listed!  Just being added to the list of nominations with the ... Read More »

[UPDATED] Partner Exchange 2012 Catalog with Dates Annouced

The Catalog for partner exchange 2012 has been released for you to view!  I will be there along with the following list of heavy hitters presenting for the week on various topics we hope will interest all of you. Here is my session I will be presenting based on some past articles and field work on the topic.  See you in Vegas!!  I ... Read More »

Gotcha: Cannot Reset a vShield Edge in vCloud Director

Well kids, this one came full circle after a week of beating my head to a bloody pulp on the desk.  During some vCloud Director testing with David Hill and Duncan Epping, we ran into a snag whereby we could not seem to reset the vShield Edge Device.  Now, I admit I did read the error which was shown below ... Read More »

How To Change Your Beachbody Coach

If you bought the P90X workout or some other Beachbody program or nutritional product through Beachbody, than you already have a Beachbody Coach assigned to you and may not even know it. As a Beachbody customer you are automatically assigned to a Beachbody Coach when you resgister.  It is your right as a customer to switch to a different Beachbody Coach if ... Read More »

How To Fix Folder Permissions on an Iomega PX4-200D

For the past few months I have had my new Iomega PX4-200D which has worked out well for my vSphere and vCloud labs.  We also use this as our primary file server between systems in the house for media, pictures, and everything else.  For some time I have been fighting with the fact that both myself and my wife who ... Read More »

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