VMware held their second annual Empower US conference in Atlanta, GA last week. Empower is a stand-alone partner conference that replaces the Partner Exchange conferences of the past. I was lucky to have attended again this year, and was impressed at the work VMware put in to improve upon last year's conference.The highlight for me … Continue reading VMware Empower 2019 Recap
I was recently working on a remote install of two different Nutanix bricks. One of the first steps after cluster initialization is to change all of the default passwords. Simple enough right? Sure unless somehow you manage to fat finger the root ESXi password twice on one of the three hosts. Once I realized my … Continue reading ESXi root password reset in Nutanix
As I mentioned in my previous post recapping VMworld 2018, there was nowhere near enough time to complete my entire checklist for the week. I succeeded at most of it, but definitely let a few things slip through the cracks. That tends to happen when you mix a good bit of planning with many go-with-the-flow … Continue reading VMworld 2018 REMIX
It's been a week since I've returned from VMworld and I am finally getting to wrapping my head around everything that took place last week. It was an exciting and hectic week, with lots of announcements and even more networking. As I mentioned in my previous Tech Field Day Extra post, I had originally planned … Continue reading VMworld 2018 Recap
In my pre-VMworld post last weekend, I mentioned that I was invited to participate in a discussion panel at Tech Field Day Extra. I had the pleasure of joining the panel Tuesday morning for a presentation by Dell EMC Protect. Before I jump right into the recap, I want to give a little back story. I … Continue reading Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2018 – Dell EMC Protect
VMworld 2018 is well under way and already a number of big announcements have hit the waves. Before the key note kicked off, I spent some time on Sunday before the conference checking out Opening Acts and attending the VM Underground party. I had a blast hanging out with a bunch of community members that … Continue reading VMworld 2018 Day 1 Recap
I'm currently sitting at RDU International waiting to board my flight to Las Vegas for VMworld 2018. I can't believe that I've actually made it to this point, as the last week has been jam packed with an amazing team building experience, a full day AWS training class, and multiple trips to the doctor and … Continue reading Off to Vegas!
I recently posted about how my company is now a MSP reseller of VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC). I showed how easy it is to quickly spin up a VMware SDDC in the public cloud. Since I finally had a SDDC at my disposal, I went through and configured hybrid linked mode with our vSphere … Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS – Hybrid Linked Mode
It has been about a year since VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS was released to the masses during VMworld 2017, and the buzz is still growing around this service. The initial release seemed to be high in cost and low in feature flexibility at the time, but much has changed in the last year. VMC … Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS – Managed Service Provider
VMworld 2018 is just around the corner, which got me thinking about my history with the conference, some tips I've learned along the way and what I'm looking forward to this year. The very first major IT conference I ever attended was VMworld 2012. I was just over a year into the job with my … Continue reading Why VMworld 2018?