Erin K. Banks

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VMworld 2014 – Juniper at the Hands-on Lab

This is an exciting year for me. I joined Juniper Networks and my first week, I submitted a lab proposal representing Juniper for the VMworld 2014 Hands-on Lab. Weeks later, it was approved and two weeks ago, I finalized the lab and document. I am so incredibly excited that for the first time ever, Juniper […]

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My 40th Birthday includes Charity: Water

This is a big big year for me. I turn 40 this year!!! Can you believe it? The girl that acts like an 18 year old (or younger at times) is officially turning 40 and to be honest, I could not be more excited. I am going to make the most of this year… I […]

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VMworld 2014 Call for Papers – Vote for #1310

Yes… Yes… I admit that this is a shameless plug and if you know me, you know that doing anything like this is like pulling teeth for me. I really don’t like it but I understand that it needs to be done and I need to take any opportunity I can get. The VMworld 2014 […]

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My First 60 Days – Juniper Networks

When I first graduated college and lived as a professional in the big city, I worked in technical support at Bay Networks. I will never forget my experience and subsequently, Nortel. It was an amazing place with incredible people and I was happy there. Truly happy. But Nortel was going under and I needed to […]

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EMC World 2014 Discount Code – Save $150

Ok, so I am incredibly late to the game this year but what can I say… I just got a new job and I am having a blast. Some of my other tasks have gotten away from me, including this blog. But the weather is beautiful today in Massachusetts, the windows are open and the […]

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Change is a Good Thing

Tomorrow I start a new job at a new company and I am incredibly excited. I mean really really excited. Everyone wants to make a difference within an organization, everyone wants to make an impact, everyone wants to keep learning. Everyone wants to surround themselves with people who have the same passion and that you […]

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vShield / vCloud Networking and Security App – Excluding VMs

This blog is specifically for VMware vCloud Networking and Security 5.x… I would definitely say that the number one question I get regarding vCloud Networking and Security is with regard to vShield App and all the things you can (and can not) do with it. One of the questions that I recently got was regarding […]

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Grey Screen of Death – ESXi 5.X Installation

As I was working on upgrading my home lab to ESXi 5.5, I kept running into a problem. To give you some feedback, I was using Fusion 6.0 on my MacBook Pro. The ESXi 5.5 software was locally on the Mac and I was attempting to install it on a USB drive. Note that I […]

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VMware Hardened Virtual Appliance Operations Guide

VMware recently released the Hardened Virtual Appliance Operations Guide. This whitepaper was written to assist with the additional components that an administrator may choose to implement on the hardened virtual appliances. You see VMware created a hardened virtual appliance “by embedding the technical requirements of the STIG in the design”. What the heck am I […]

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EMC Elect 2014

Yes! It happened again and I couldn’t be happier. I was given the honor to be a part of the EMC Elect 2014 team. This makes two years… #PewPew. I am thankful for everyone in the EMC Elect team that helped with the process and felt that I should continue to be an EMC Elect […]

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