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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.

But that's not all! Don't miss out on free strategies for using the Best VMware Training Videos and Top DevOps Training Courses for beginners who want the technical advantage, too.

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On Tuesday, April 3rd, I have been invited as a panelist at the Arizona IT Symposium 2018 where we'll be answering questions related to emmerging technologies such as A.I., IoT, Machine Learning, blockchain, and many of the topics I love to discuss on


Top 20 VMware Blogs AwardHi Joe, My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm The Founder of Feedspot. I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog VMinstall has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 20 VMware Blogs on the web. I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 20 VMware Blogs on the Internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this! Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog. Best, Anuj


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. 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.

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