Hands-On Labs at VMworld 2015

I have to say, this year the Hands on Labs are by far the best that they have been in years.  If you haven’t had a change to get to them i REALLY recommend them.

One thing that was really really nice is the labs are crazy comprehensive this year.  In fact most of them are impossible to finish in the 90 minutes allotted for your lab session.  All of the labs are made of a various modules.  In each of the ones i have done, these modules can all be done independently.  For example, i did a “Troubleshooting vSphere 6” lab where the beginning were basics and then it got into some pretty deep troubleshooting.  I didn’t need to esxtop basics so i was able to skip ahead a few modules and get to the stuff i wanted to see in it.

One thing i don’t know yet is if they will be available after VMworld via the projectnee portals.

For a listing of the labs you can go to this webpage or you can download a cool PDF of the labs.

Good morning VMworld 2015 Day 1

Good morning VMworld Attendees and those at home.  Today is the start of the excitement.  If you have no idea what VMworld is…and somehow i doubt that.  You can check it out here. VMworld 2015

Anyway today should be filled with some good announcements from VMware.  There have been quite a few rumors floating around, so we’ll see what actually comes out.

In addition i plan on checking out some cool sessions, wandering the floor a bit and then Monday night is usually the night where many many of the vendors have their parties afterward.  My biggest piece of advice on that is to pace yourself. 🙂

Headed to VMworld 2015

Welp i’m at the airport, heading to San Francisco to go to VMworld.  I was graciously accepted as one of the official VMworld bloggers this year!!  Huge thanks to VMware for that honor.  I will be post a lot of cool info, tips & tricks and anything else i can find to this site and my twitter feed all week. (@ck_nic)

Look forward to some cool posts 🙂

vSphere 6 Mis-information FIXED

Prior to the launch of vSphere 6, as a vExpert, i was given the opportunity to include my blog in some of the VMware release info.  Unfortunately, what most of us RC users and bloggers were not told, who don’t work for VMware anyway, is that the RC code we had vs. the GA code was not exactly the same.  There were some feature changes, in some cases pretty large, that would be happening to GA.  This lead to a lot of misinformation out in the wild, including from me.

Anyway, it is what is was and so that i do not continue to spread mis-information.  I have made sure to update all of my vSphere 6.0 articles to reflect the correct GA information.

Below is an excellent article of the mis-information out there.


#28DaysVSphere CrowdChat on vSphere

With the announcement of vSphere 6 and its impending release.  I’ve been given an awesome opportunity to join some excellent respected leaders in the vSphere space and got to participate in a vSphere CrowdChat.  Below is the live stream and transcript.  Read on for some great questions and answers from the community at large.

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