The Importance of Mentorship: Building the Mentoring Relationship (Part IV)

Previously discussed topics were the importance of mentoring and leadership, as well as the roles of a mentor and roles of a mentee. This post will dive into what is required to build the mentoring relationship. I’m going to take a different approach this time; instead of writing a bunch of paragraphs, I am going … Continue reading The Importance of Mentorship: Building the Mentoring Relationship (Part IV)

vBrownBag – VCAP6-DCV Design Objective 2.3

vBrownBag EMEA is in the midst of recording sessions that cover the VCAP6-DCV Design (3V0-622) exam. If you are interested in presenting one of the exam objective, see the Call for Presenters post here. Objective 1.3 –Build Availability Requirements into a vSphere 6.x Logical Design Skills and Abilities Evaluate which logical availability services can be used with a given … Continue reading vBrownBag – VCAP6-DCV Design Objective 2.3

Nutanix One-Click Upgrades for ESXi Patching

This is the first guest post of what I hope to be many from the great Herb Estrella: In my personal experience Nutanix one-click upgrades work as advertised, but there are few items that should be accounted for in preparation of installing ESXi patches on a Nutanix cluster. This post will cover a few pre-requisites to look for, touch … Continue reading Nutanix One-Click Upgrades for ESXi Patching

ZeroStack Aims to be a ‘Self Driving Cloud’

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’

The Importance of Mentoring: The Roles of the Mentee (Part III)

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)

The Importance of Mentoring: The Many Roles of the Mentor (Part II)

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)

TFD13 Recap – New Veeam Agents and VeeamON

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

The Importance of Mentorship: Interlacing Leadership and Mentoring (Part I)

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 – VCAP6-DCV Objective 1.3

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