Category Archives: Community

Have We Hit Peak VMware Community?

Lately, VMUG has become no stranger to controversy after dust-ups with rowdy vendors like Nutanix, and a website launch that was lackluster and fairly disruptive amongst a messy and fast-paced split from SmithBucklin (the original VMUG HQ outsourcer). Now they are dealing with a self-made mess after the announcement that VMUG is joining the Dell Technologies User Community (DTUC) community. There have also …

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Reflections on VMworld #12

As I spend the weekend after VMworld reconnecting with the family I haven’t seen in a full week, I can’t help but occasionally think about the week away and the community I’ve immersed myself in.  I think it’s fair to say that this community is as strong as it has ever been. Most of us …

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Partner Exchange 2013

I managed to weasel my way into another awesome VMware Partner Exchange conference.  This year, HP provided myself, along with another four social media darlings, an all expenses paid trip.  Thanks HP! This year PEX seemed a bit more tame than previous years.  VMware has done a great job describing their three pronged vision (End …

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VMunderground Ticket Release

Today is the day folks!  At 6pm CDT (that’s covers Chicago, Dallas & Kansas City, as well as Omaha, Des Moines and Bloomington, IL) the VMunderground crew will release 225 tickets for our Mother of All vBeers event at VMWorld 2011 in Las Vegas.  Those of you who have been to one of the previous …

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Omaha VMUG Twitter Contest

To all Omaha VMUG Members- I’d like to invite you to Twitter.  I’m sure you’ve heard about this tool, but I don’t think many of you are participating.  What you may not know is how much value there is in this tool for virtualization admins and architects.  There are some great discussions going on out there, …

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Partner Exchange 2011 – Days 4 & 5

Thursday was another day of meetings, including a great meeting with part of our VMware partner team where we got into a deep discussion about our cloud strategy.  There was also a great deal of work completed toward the VMWorld 2011 VMUnderground party.  It is going to be a great party!  More to come on …

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Partner Exchange 2011 – Day 1

I started my first full day at Partner Exchange in the HP Partner Bootcamp.  I’ll save you some of the more salesy/marketing information.  They started by covering some details of the infrastructure they helped build for the new Cowboys stadium.  It involves a multisite 100TB EVA, 16 BL480 blades supporting 747 POS terminals and is …

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VMUndergound PEX 2011 WuPaaS – Epcot Beer Tour

Anyone interested in a Warm-up Party before Partner Exchange this year?  If so, we might have you covered. We had pretty much decided not to do a VMUnderground party at PEX, but one innocent tweet about beer at Epcot by Theron led us into a mad rush of planning and has resulted in this: Date: …

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Latest Published Article – Using social-media platforms: A guide to the VMware community

Using social-media platforms: A guide to the VMware community 2/1/2011 Are you taking full advantage of social media to help you excel as a VMware administrator?  By reading this blog, you’ve obviously taking some advantages, but there may be more you’re overlooking.

Kansas City VMUG Plans

As I sit down to really dig into building labs for the upcoming Regional VMUG in Kansas City, I realize that I haven’t even mentioned it once on my blog.  I guess it is close enough now that I can spill some beans as to what we have in store. Similar to what we did …

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