ZeroStack is a turnkey solution that provides a private (on premises) cloud or a hybrid solution with AWS integration. I had the opportunity to hear more about this company during Tech Field Day (TFD) 13 earlier this month. The company’s aim is to be an intelligent “hands off” cloud platform that essentially becomes self driving. … Continue reading ZeroStack Aims to be a ‘Self Driving Cloud’
Previously discussed was the importance of mentoring and leadership, as well as the roles of a mentor. This post will cover the various responsibilities of the mentee. Studies have shown that mentors typically select their protégés based on performance and potential. Mentors will continue to invest in the relationship when mentees use their time well and … Continue reading The Importance of Mentoring: The Roles of the Mentee (Part III)
Previously discussed was the importance of mentoring, as well as how mentoring and leadership are intertwined. This post will cover the many roles of the mentor. I have been fortunate to be on the receiving end of more than one great mentor and have served as a formal and informal mentor to others. The long-term … Continue reading The Importance of Mentoring: The Many Roles of the Mentor (Part II)
This is my first of a few posts that will recap Tech Field Day 13. I've decided to premiere with Veeam! Let's jump in. VeeamON VeaamON (Veeam’s conference) is returning once again this year…but this time it is being held in New Orleans, Louisiana (aka “Crescent City” or “The Big Easy”). The conference will be hosted at … Continue reading TFD13 Recap – New Veeam Agents and VeeamON
Today’s young employees are tomorrow’s future leaders. As a leader, there is an obligation to help the future by training and mentoring tomorrow’s leader. The benefits of mentorship are well known: those less experienced receive feedback, insight, and support from someone more experienced. The mentor acts as a guide who can offer impartial support and … Continue reading The Importance of Mentorship: Interlacing Leadership and Mentoring (Part I)
vBrownBag EMEA is in the midst of recording sessions that cover the VCAP6-DCV (3V0-622) exam. If you are interested in presenting one of the exam objective, see the Call for Presenters post here. Objective 1.3 - Determine Risks, Requirements, Constraints, Assumptions Skills and Abilities Differentiate between the concepts of risks, requirements, constraints, and assumptions. Given … Continue reading vBrownBag – VCAP6-DCV Objective 1.3
I am pleased to announce that I was selected as a speaker at the WT2 (Women Transforming Technology) conference on 28 February 2017 in Palo Alto, CA. I will be presenting a session regarding “Leadership Lessons Learned from the Marine Corps.” I will discuss different lessons (good and bad) that I learned from my 5 years … Continue reading Selected as WT2 Speaker!
Considering we're over halfway through January, it would now would be an appropriate time for me to write down what I want to accomplish in 2017. My goals for this year: Blog more - Blogging as been something that I’ve never been able to maintain a steady rhythm or schedule. Historically I’ve blogged when I’ve run into … Continue reading Goals for 2017
I recently ran into an issue with the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 installer. When I proceeded to Step 5, “Set up appliance VM” I received the error: “A problem occurred while reading the OVF file…Error: ovftool is not available.” After some research, it turns out that macOS Sierra (10.12.x) is not supported and, of … Continue reading macOS VCSA Installer “ovftool” Error
App Volumes uses a provisioning machine to capture applications in order to create AppStacks. According to the App Volumes User Guide, “the provisioning of AppStacks must be performed on a clean base image…” In my opinion, a “clean base image” implies that this machine is not domain joined and therefore not inheriting any group policies. … Continue reading App Volumes 2.12 – Provisioning Machine Must be Domain Joined?