Get Your “VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive” eBook!
With an average 4.9 out of 5 star rating on Amazon, Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort’s latest book, VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive, certainly lives up to the expectation. The book covers four main topics: CPU, Memory, Storage, and Networking. The in-depth read can only be described as a serious deep dive for people who seriously want to understand what is going on under the covers of their VMware environment. I don’t think I have ever seen topics like NUMA or NIC drivers explained at this level of depth. If you ask me, it is fair to say that Frank and Niels redefined the term “deep dive.” – Duncan Epping, VMware Chief Technologist and previous co-author with Frank on the Clustering Deepdive series. As Frank and Niels describe it: The VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive is a guide to building consistent high-performing ESXi hosts. A book that people can’t put down. Written for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the elements that control the behavior of CPU, memory, storage and network resources. This book shows that we can fundamentally and materially improve the systems we’re building. We can make the…
Get Ready for Rubrik at VMworld 2017!
I’ve had the pleasure of attending a large swath of VMworld conferences over the years. It’s usually a hectic week in which I see many familiar faces within the virtualization community while also trying earnestly to meet new folks who want to chat about technology, career growth, or Game of Thrones. One overtone to the general chaos at VMware’s flagship event is having fun with the folks at Rubrik as we attempt to balance the joys of passing out LEGO kits with sharing knowledge on various techy bits. I’ve had the extreme pleasure of discussing Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management solution while giving back to the community in various Top 10 rated sessions such as Getting Started with PowerShell and PowerCLI for Your VMware Environment. But this year is different since I have an amazingly talented team of Technical Marketing Engineers who have blown the doors off whatever I could come up with solo! Here’s a quick rundown of where you’ll find us all during the VMworld 2017 U.S. conference. We hope to see you at our sessions, the Rubrik booth (#412), and our super slick VIP VMworld Party! Make sure to say hello, as we’ll be handing out some sticker swag and other…
What It Means to Be a VMware vExpert
Being a technical professional often results in no one knowing about the work being done–if things go according to plan. Our focus is on being invisible. We set up complicated servers, hook them all together, and offer up resources for virtual machines and data repositories. And in the end, an application is given a home, where visibility of the world is often abstracted from view. I think this is one reason why engineers like myself like to write about current infrastructure. From bugs to beautiful cabling jobs, we find beauty in our operational expertise. And few programs reward the blogs, podcasts, presentations, and overall evangelism of passionate virtualization professionals the way VMware’s vExpert award does. This is an acknowledgement from VMware given to over 1,200 people who have demonstrated the ability to pass along their knowledge to the community. It’s not easy to come home from a long day of work and fire up your laptop to engage in even more work-centric focus. The amount of contributions and the willingness to discuss various areas of expertise speak highly of these technical professionals and their dedication to performant infrastructure for their business. And while there are a few rewards for becoming a vExpert,…