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Jul 16

vCoffee Links #8 – Wednesday 7/16/2014

Hope you are having a great day!

Quick shout out to Tintri for the AWESOME vExpert shirt again this year! Thanks for the shirt and thanks for supporting the vExpert community.
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Now go grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the links…

vCoffee Links is a regular feature on vHersey.com. vCoffee Links features news and links of interest from the past week or so. If you have something interesting to add please submit it in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @herseyc.


Congrats to all the new VCDXs that successfully defended last week! From this there have been a few great VCDX experience posts. If you are pursuing your VCDX these are definitely must reads as they provide some great insight into the process and what it takes to be successful. To those that have posted – thank you for sharing your experiences and congrats again.

VCDX #133 @vcdx133 continues his awesome VCDX preparation series with Support Documentation. This series is a definite must read for anyone preparing to defend.

@vDerekS has put together a nice index of VCDX preparation resources – the Aspiring VCDX Study Guide Link-O-Rama

VMworld US 2014 Schedule Builder is now available. Lots of great stuff and sessions are filling up fast. This will be my first VMworld, I am really looking forward to it. So far my schedule includes a little bit of VSAN, some advanced networking, a few customer case breakouts, and I mixed in a little BC/DR and security. Check out this great post with a handy tip on how to build out your VMworld schedule.

WSJ interview with the “Blue Collar” CEO of VMware – Pat Gelsinger – Not only is he VCDX Alpha but he is also the CIO of his household 🙂 Interesting insights and worth a watch.

Fantastic post by @jasonbocheYet another blog post about vSphere HA and PDL

Nice little piece of PowerCLI code by @jdgreen to Check ESXi Driver Versions

Check out the Baby UCS. Looks like a great addition to the Cisco UCS product line.

This tip from @lamw could come in handy – Quick Tip – How to BSOD/Panic a Virtual Machine in ESXi?

Looking to learn a bit more about VSAN? Check out the FREE 60 minute self-paced VMware Virtual SAN Fundamentals [V5.5] course from VMware. Also, check out the new book Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN): Administrator’s Guide to VMware Virtual SAN (VMware Press Technology)
by @DuncanYB and @CormacJHogan. The Kindle edition was just released and the paperback is coming soon.


Enjoy your coffee and have a great rest of the week.

Have anything interesting to add? Post a comment below or hit me up on twitter @herseyc.

About the author

vHersey

Hersey Cartwright is an IT professional with extensive experience designing, implementing, managing, and supporting technologies that improve business processes. Hersey is Solutions Architect for SimpliVity covering Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. He holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #128) certification. Hersey actively participates in the VMware community and was awarded the VMware vExpert title in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. He enjoys working with, teaching, and writing about virtualization and other data center technologies. Follow Hersey on Twitter @herseyc

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