20 Questions VMware Newbies Want Answered (Free Career Guide)

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You’re here because you want answers, right? This starter guide is for VMware newbies and beginners who want answers to common career questions. In this guide I answer 20 of the most common questions I get sent to me via emails. Or that I’ve heard as a manager during the many of the interviews I’ve […]

Virtualization Basics: Part 2 for VMware Beginners

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As a part 2 follow up for my recent blog post VMware for Beginners, this post is a collection of tips (and views) I’ve written for the broader virtualization audience. What’s the difference you might ask? The difference is virtualization basics focuses on the big picture (design, tools, management, etc). In this collection, I share […]

VMware Resume Tips: Get Noticed with These 5 Tweaks

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These VMware resume tips will help get you noticed! But nailing the interview and getting the job is up to you… Tweaking Your VMware Resume 1. Where have you worked? No Duh, right? Stay with me! VMware resume tips (tweak) #1 – Get this…Employers with large complex virtual environment will often boast of their accomplishments, […]

Let’s Talk Dirty Shutdowns (NetApp ONTAP Update Problems!)

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Are Dirty Shutdowns causing your NetApp ONTAP Update to Loop? In this post I’ll share what I learned recently about NetApp ONTAP v8.x. Let’s talk “Dirty-Shutdowns!” Beginner Alert: Mark this page because some day you might need it. This is a must know for newbies managing NetApp storage. What are Dirty-Shutdowns? A dirty-shutdown can happen […]

Free DevOps eBook Project

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Deliver GREAT Services! If there’s anything I’ve learned from all the feedback I’ve gotten over the years, it’s Deliver Great Services and people will be happy! So if there’s anything I hope you take away from reading the lessons I’ve shared on VM install, it’s this – Deliver GREAT Services! Fixing the problem. For far […]

Huge Opportunity for Beginners: Online DevOps Training


Become Indispensable! “If you’re not indispensable (yet) it’s because you haven’t made that choice.” ~ Seth Godin ~ I set out to write another post but then I discovered how much opportunity is out there. It’s pent up! So my message needed to become URGENT… For a while now I’ve written about the importance of […]

10 DevOps Skills: Finding The Elusive DevOps Engineer


How To Find The Elusive DevOps Engineer Since 2007 I’ve been involved in IT projects to build private clouds and others for migrating to public clouds. And what stands out from these experiences is this: A different breed of IT person is needed if you plan to advance your business beyond the typical IaaS (infrastructure as […]