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About VMinstall

Since 2007 Joe's been sharing his unique perspective on VMinstall to help new SysAdmins understand why it’s important to go beyond thinking only about whistles and bells from VMware, Microsoft and Cisco.

Go further and intrigue hiring managers with your strategic approach of building robust services that offer a fantastic “user experience”.

Any SysAdmin can build and support servers… To Be Different, You Must Think Different!

What you’ll discover on VMinstall are 175+ Guides, Lessons and Tips on how to change your mindset and skills, as well as information on the best VMware Training Videos and DevOps Training Videos.

Think Service First Book Series

vSphere Manager's GuideJoe'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.

Troubleshooting VMwareThe 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.

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.

Learning Center

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25 VMware Interview Questions And Answers: Tough & Technical (Download PDF)

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Project Photon
VMware Project Photon: Technical Review for Linux Admins

My quick and dirty review of Project Photon. I was very happy...

DevOps Plan
Best DevOps Strategy Hack (Winners Start With Why)

What is DevOps? It’s a model. It’s a culture. It’s a...

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DevOps Toolchain: Download 3 Free Tools Used By Pros (Ansible, Git, Jenkins)

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Microsoft DevOps: 25+ Powerful Windows SysAdmin Skills (NEW Guide!)

What is Microsoft DevOps? This is an interesting question because first off,...

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DevOps Training Courses That Will Give You The Edge (Perfect For Beginners Who Want Skills That Are Noticed By Google & Facebook…)

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WordPress Speed Optimization: Part 4 – VPS Case Study To Make VMinstall.com Rank Higher In Google Through Faster Hosting & High Availability @ Lower Cost

This is going to be a quick and dirty part 4...

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Case Study: Best VPS For Easy WordPress Migration

Why I moved my WordPress blog off slow shared hosting… Let’s...

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11 Cloudways Review Pros & Cons From My Deep Dive Testing (VPS Series: Part 2)

Which is a better cPanel alternative of a VPS – Cloudways...

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ServerPilot Review: Installing WordPress On DigitalOcean (VPS Series: Part 1)

How to install WordPress on a cloud server like a Pro...

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What’s So Interesting About Woz U?

On 10/12/2017, I had the privilege of attending the AZ Tech...

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TensorFlow Tools for Beginners (7 Easy Takeaways To Get You Started)

Introduction To Deep Learning As a follow-up to my book review...

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How To Get MOVING When You’re Stuck In A Career Rut (Video)

You worked hard to get your degree and after graduation you...

Storage Engineer Skills
Why Storage Engineer Skills Are HOT! (Can You Say Big Data?)

3 BIG Skills New Storage Engineers Are Missing Out On… Behind...

Open Source Storage Software
3 Open Source Storage Software Alternatives For Beginners

Build Your Own Storage Solution! Reflecting on my trip to VMworld...

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Read Excerpts from VCP for Hire eBook

BIG Thanks… Before I share the excerpt of VCP for Hire,...

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How to Self Publish Your VMware eBook KDP

Do you have a VMware book you’d like to self publish...

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Free Hosted Opscode to Try Chef On 5 Servers Before You Buy

Is Chef the configuration management and automation tool for your operations team?...