iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro 4 – Trade Offs Galore!!!

So first let me say I don’t normally do this, I’ve used this blog entirely on educating folks about the amazing automation stack that VMware has enabled both for traditional IT and the new cloud native world. Today I felt it was worth sharing a very personal experience and decision that has been tough for me. I also see this as an opportunity to spread my wings on this blog and hopefully you’ll enjoy some of the new topics as much as my previous ones!

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UPDATED FOR VRA 7: How bout we let users set their default admin or root password?

Well happy new year and welcome to 2016! Between automation releases and cloud native applications activity, it’s going to be a very exciting year for all of us in IT.

Ever since I posted it, the “How bout we let users set their default admin or root password?” (use this for v 6)3 has been one of the most popular hits. Thankfully it has stood the stand of time through the last 2 years of vRA 6. Now that vRA 7 is here and more importantly the Event Broker, it’s time to document an updated workflow.

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Photon OS the OVA

You have seen me post about Photon OS in the past and now that TP2 has been around almost 2 months, I’ve been playing around with different aspects. I continue to be more impressed with what we are doing in cloud native and with this release I’ve spent a fair amount of time focused on the iso and netboot options.

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Getting More Out Of VMware Webcast Series On Demand

Getting More Out Of VMware Webcast Series

VMware’s technical team will help you gain maximum value from your VMware solutions. These sessions, led by VMware Cloud Specialist Systems Engineers, help you learn about and more effectively utilize VMware vRealize™ solutions, speeding your ability to get a return on your investment.

Included here is the portal link for you to go review the content for both vRA and vR Ops so that you can “Get more out of” your investment. Watch on demand and drive more value!

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Motorcloud returns to VMworld

That’s right Motorcloud 2.0 is going to be on display this year with Jay Marshall (now with google) and myself presenting some great devops strategies for your private, hybrid, and public cloud consumption.

We will highlight using the automation tools to enable “Mode 1” test and dev on both vSphere and vCloud Air. Then we will dive into the “Mode 2” model and highlight how Project Photon and containers will be enable the next gen workloads on every cloud. Highlighting vSphere, vCA, and GCE.

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Getting More Out Of vRA – Session 6 (Final live session till Q4)

Getting More Out Of VMware – Webinar

VMware’s technical team will help you gain maximum value from your VMware solutions. These sessions, led by VMware Cloud Specialist Systems Engineers, help you learn about and more effectively utilize VMware vRealize™ solutions, speeding your ability to get a return on your investment.

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Getting More Out Of vRA – Session 5

Sorry to all my followers… I missed the live date, but the benefit is you can register and watch the session recording anytime.

Getting More Out Of VMware – Webinar

VMware’s technical team will help you gain maximum value from your VMware solutions.
These sessions, led by VMware Cloud Specialist Systems Engineers, help you learn about and more effectively utilize VMware vRealize™ solutions, speeding your ability to get a return on your investment.

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VMworld 2015 Public Voting

Early last week public voting opened up for VMworld Sessions and I would appreciate your support for the sessions I submitted. These sessions will be engaging and exciting and most importantly WILL include live demonstrations!

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Getting More Out Of vRA – Session 4

Getting More Out Of VMware – Webinar

VMware’s technical team will help you gain maximum value from your VMware solutions.
These sessions, led by VMware Cloud Specialist Systems Engineers, help you learn about and more effectively utilize VMware vRealize™ solutions, speeding your ability to get a return on your investment.

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Getting More Out Of vRA – Session 3

Getting More Out Of VMware – Webinar

VMware’s technical team will help you gain maximum value from your VMware solutions.
These sessions, led by VMware Cloud Specialist Systems Engineers, help you learn about and more effectively utilize VMware vRealize™ solutions, speeding your ability to get a return on your investment.

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