VMworld 2012 Promo Videos

This is just a quick plug for some of the sessions I am presenting on at VMworld.  These came out pretty good, but here you go!  These were shot this week while I was in Palo Alto.  So if you want some details on these VMworld sessions click and play they are less than a minute each. CSM1167 – Architecting ... Read More »

How To Define vCloud Service Levels

Last week I spent the day at the New England VMUG in Maine, and I was asked to be one of the keynote presenters.  However, I was also asked to come up with a brand new shiny out of the box presentation that was not the usual vCloud Director stuff.  What I came up with was a deck from scratch ... Read More »

Bad Luck Or Just Karma Knocking?

Well this is me writing a non-technical self-reflection post, so…..deal with it.  This morning I woke up with some really unsettling feelings.  Many people who know me will know that I don’t believe in a great many things.  I am not that religious, I believe your life is what YOU make of it.  I believe hoping every 4 years a different politician is going to change the ... Read More »

DISH Network Hopper DHCP Issue

Today I had an interesting issue.  Well it started a couple of days ago where the Joey’s in the house were losing connection with their linked Dish Network Hopper devices.  I kept rebooting the Dish Network Hopper in each room, but still the problem persisted.  Then the other day I started having internet connection issues. What I noticed was my Internet Gateway ... Read More »

My Arrington SRT8 Challenger SuperCharger Review

Well the here is the final review not only of the final deal, but also the work that Arrington Engines does overall.  This was done on a 2011 Challenger and included their PCM swap.  You can see the full kit details in my initial post. First off I have to say WOW!  This thing was fun before the work was ... Read More »

Cloud Infrastructure Suite Feedback Needed

Friends, Romans, Countrymen….Lend me your Ear!  Wait, that was something completely different, BUT the premise is the same. As part of my role at VMware I will be attending an internal summit in Palo Alto later this month.  Being a “Cloud Guy” I have been asked to gather some candid, yet useful feedback on the VMware Cloud Infrastructure Suite.  The ... Read More »

Dude….Where Have You Been?!

The short answer…..vacation.  The long answer….vacation In all seriousness, I have been away on some personal time, but since getting back things have started to ramp right up where they left off.  A week or so ago I posted my VMworld Session information and since coming back there has been nothing but PowerPoint work for me.  There is a few ... Read More »

My Official VMworld 2012 Sessions

Well as many of us saw the E-Mails went out last night for the VMworld Sessions that were accepted.  Looks like I will have two total and one I am moderating….for now.  You never know what else I will get pulled into like the VMworld Expert 1:1 and the VMworld Group Discussions.  Below are the sessions as they stand now, ... Read More »

Defining My Purpose In Life…Not Exactly

Here’s the funny thing.  I am sitting here after spending three days with some amazing people and discovering some new things about a pretty cool company.  I went into this weekend with an open mind and a bit of excitement.  Over the past few months I decided as some may know to try to help others reach the same goals ... Read More »

[INFO] vCloud Director Fast Provisioned Catalog Virtual Machines

A while back I was messing around with Fast Provisioning in vCloud Director and I noticed something I wanted to dig a little deeper into. My Co-Worker Cormac Hogan (@VMwarestorage) also wrote a little about this as well which does a great job showing the linked clone aspect. Also William Lam (@lamw) wrote up some nice scripts to find the ... Read More »

Building Your Cloud With vCloud Director

Below is a recording of the session I did in January 2012 at Gillette Stadium with Paul Lembo called “Building your cloud with vCloud Director”.  I finally got a copy of the session and wanted to share it for those that did not make that event.  It was well received and thanks to Chris Harney for getting me the session video.  It ... Read More »

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