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'I *LOVE* *Borderline Developer* – you nailed me with that.' Darwin
'Hello Joe, I wanted to reach out to you. I follow your blog as well as own both of your Think Service First series. Our thinking is very aligned. Great Work!' Christopher
'Thank you, finally someone who gets it.' Cesar
'Hi Joe, I discovered this site accidentally while I was searching for something else, but let me tell you I got absorbed at your site and read a lot of things. Your messages are good. Your writing is very impressive. You are a super honest blogger and writer. Very powerful.' Ravi
'Really nice article! Indeed, OpenStack is the new Linux, so everyone wishing to stay relevant in the job market should get his/her hands dirty with it.' @bongo
VM Install provides a great service in raising the education level of those looking to deploy and enhance their cloud infrastructure.' Vaughn Stewart
'I loved the post about throwing tickets over the fence.' Jared
'Hi Joe, I came across your posts and blog about DevOps. Found it very informative to any aspiring Engineer like me.' Brunda
'Hi Joe, This is great. You should write a book with real-time challenges and how to plan around them. I will be the first to buy it.' Veeru
Since 2007, Joe's been sharing his expertise on VMinstall to help new SysAdmins understand why it’s important to think beyond whistles and bells from VMware, Microsoft, and Cisco, as well as all the other hardware and software vendors.
His passion is teaching how to demonstrate your uniqueness to hiring managers by using Strategy, Automation, and DevOps tools for crafting robust services that deliver fantastic “user experiences.”
Any SysAdmin can go the tactical route and build servers the old way; strive to think different…
What Joe is giving you are 175+ Guides, Lessons, and Tips from behind the scenes on how to change your mindset and upgrade your skills so you stand-out in the mountain of résumés.
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Think Service First Book Series
Joe's first book "VCP for Hire" was released on Kindle in 2012 out of a sheer desire to help other managers. Back then, learning to manage a growing team of VMware vSphere administrators and engineers was not what it is today.
Yup, at times it was overwhelming dealing with the constant changes going on within the business and with VMware. No sooner did your team have everything caught up when VMware released another round of patches and updates or worse, the business decided to change direction and cut the IT budget. Hmm... not a lot has changed!
In VCP for Hire, Joe breaks hiring and managing into chunks, so whether you are managing a small team of one administrator or a large team of 10 engineers, you have a guide that can help you adjust and scale for the long term.
The second book in the Think Service First Series is "Why Is My App Running Slow On VMware?" and was released on Kindle in 2014 after dealing with the same technical problems at several large companies i.e. VM performance problems.
This VM troubleshooting handbook is still relevant today, as the same oversubscription problems continue to happen in 2017, even with the introduction of faster networks and storage.
In "Why Is My App Running Slow On VMware?", Joe takes a step by step approach to troubleshooting VM performance problems. Starting at the VM he works his way through the server hardware, network, and storage; piece by piece.
You'll be shocked at how relevant these reads are because both books are based on real-world technical and political issues that managers deal with between teams. Joe draws on 20+ years of computer repair and support experience that he's tested and proven through trials, errors, and success.
Written and edited by Joe, you can read them on Kindle (click the links above to preview a sample of each book here on VMinstall). And if you're looking for more books to read, then visit the learning center and check out the 10 Bestseller VMware Books and the 10 Bestseller DevOps Books.