Be Indispensable!

Proven Ideas and Strategies for managing VMware vSphere virtualization. Discover how to Design and Build a Better Cloud “User” Experience!

New book release! Why is my App slow on VMware?

In 2007, VM install (VMi) was started out of my passion for VMware. Thinking back, those were exciting times with almost the whole future of virtual technology still ahead of us. Little did anyone know then the importance virtualization would play in The Cloud. Through the years I’ve worked hard to turn VMi into a valuable learning resource for VMware beginners and IT managers. Today it’s loaded with history and important insight. VMi has become more than a technical howto blog for me; it’s a collection of lessons I learned on service delivery best practices, and experiences that beginners who desire to be indispensable would want to learn for managing and supporting their own cloud.

More than 150 Helpful Articles and Growing…

VMi has over 150 virtualization articles covering VMware Tips, Best Practices, Howto’s, Checklists, and other important topics about virtualization. My goal for every post I write is to mentor you towards a better service experience. New admins and IT managers can access a wealth of Cloud, Scrum, ITIL & DevOps experience; find tested techniques, advice, and tutorials. Best of all, it’s free!

VCP for Hire ebook linkVirtualization Career Tips

Another popular topic on VMi is about career tips for new VMware admins. Find resume tips and guidance on how to apply for VMware jobs, there are also virtualization job links to help you on your job search. And for managers there’s an eBook, VCP for Hire, to help you hire talent for your team. It includes example job descriptions, interview questions, and roles and responsibilities for VMware admins and engineers. All to help you find the best talent to build your cloud! And recently I’ve added a lesson about online DevOps training to get beginners started.

VMware Newbie Career Guide“Think Service First” is more than a Motto

What makes VMi Special? Simple, VMi covers the Bigger Picture in a well documented collection of admin and manager experiences. It dives into managing vSphere installation and setup projects, disaster recovery, IT Operations and Capacity Management. And there’s a treasure chest of  nuggets to help improve uptime and boost performance for supporting today’s high demand and growing business needs.

Think Service First is about considering the customer who is using the service, first! And then designing the BEST user experience around them.

The VMi Difference will help you be Indispensable!

VMware Technical Support can help solve your vSphere problems after they’ve happened. But to be Indispensable, VMware Beginners should avoid trouble from the get-go.  As a Newbie you want to deliver great services from the start. This happens when you begin with the Bigger Picture. By starting here, not only will you design and build a better cloud, but more importantly, A GREAT USER EXPERIENCE!

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I’ve been up to something new.

Recently I took all the articles I’ve written on DevOps Service Delivery and published them in a new eBook. My goal was to provide a comprehensive, yet simple plan for DevOps. The eBook is titled Shades of DevOps and it can be found online at DevOps eBook