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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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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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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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November’s Important VMware Security Links

Needless to say, my life has been crazy since joining VMware. My ability to update this site has been falling behind as I work on some amazing projects. I even took over the VMware Public Sector Blog.What I noticed today when I updated the Public Sector site because of a tweet I sent out, was […]

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VMworld 2013 Hands-on Labs

As I start packing for my first VMworld as a VMware employee, I get excited thinking about all the new and old friends that I will get to see. As much as I love the conference, I am incredibly joyed at the prospect of seeing my former EMC vSpecialist team members as well as the […]

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VMworld Hands on Lab – vCloud Hybrid Service

For the past couple of weeks, I have had the joy of working on the VMworld 2013 Hands on Lab with some amazing people. My Co-Captains on lab HBD-1302 are Eric Hammersley (@erichammersley) and Raj Jethnani (@rajtech). Our lab is focused on vCloud Hybrid Service and of course includes security. Although I have done other […]

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vExpert 2013

Yeah!!! I did it!!! I got accepted as a vExpert for 2013. I could not be happier. Truly!!! I feel so honored! When I think of where I was just five years ago and where I am today, I know that everything is meant to be. The people that have helped me, the people that […]

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