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The VMUG Collective compiles relevant blog posts written BY VMUG members, FOR VMUG members. We are a community, and VMUG Collective is where we make our voice heard.

vROps 8.0 Troubleshooting Workbench and Blue Medora

This blog post originally appeared on the VMware Cloud Management Blog, which you can read here. In vROps 6.5 HTML5, Based User Interface was the main feature of the release. In vROps 7.0 it was the dashboarding canvas and in vROps 7.5 it was the ServiceNow Plugin for notifications. Each new version…

VMware News: January 2020

Highlights IHS Markit and VMware share the VMware Cloud on AWS experience with SiliconANGLE theCUBE Learn about how IHS Markit migrated around 1000 workloads in just 6 weeks without any refactoring or re-architecture. More information here! Congratulations VMware on Making CRN's 2019 Products of the Year Awards! CRN recognized VMware in the…

How Continuing Education Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

If you’re looking to move up in the professional world, continuing education could provide the opportunities you may need. When most people hear continuing education, they associate it with going back to school – which could be cost and time prohibitive. Whether it’s going back to school, taking a technical class, obtaining…

VMware News: December 2019

Highlights VMware continues to be a LEADER in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. Read the full report here VMware is positioned furthest on the completeness of vision axis and is also in the Leaders quadrant of the report based on the ability to execute axis. Learn more!  Announcing VMware Cloud on…

vExpert Application: What VMUG Members Should Know

Recently the vExpert application opened and I encourage all VMUG members to consider applying.  If you are unfamiliar with the program, let me give you an overview.    The vExpert program has been around for over a decade and is VMware’s global evangelism and advocacy program.  They accept applications twice a year, so this opportunity is only available for a limited time.  The…

VMware News: November 2019

Highlights Project Pacific Beta is coming soon Ever since we announced the technology preview of Project Pacific at VMworld 2019 back in August, customers and partners have been excited to hear more. While an early private beta is available to select customers today, we plan to expand access to the Project Pacific…

A Case for VMworld Barcelona

For those of you who live in NORAM, I am attempting to make a case for you to attend VMworld Barcelona over San Francisco. I am fortunate to be able to attend both events each year.  VMUG has a large presence at both events and the VMUG members span the globe.  VMworld…

Coopetition

As IT professionals, we have learned to thrive in a multi-vendor environment. We all have legacy equipment, new acquisitions, or mistakes along the way that put us in a situation to support multiple vendors. Most of the time (at least, I hope most of the time) this works out pretty well. Not…

VMware News: October 2019

Highlights Odyssey Cup at VMworld Europe This year at VMworld Europe, Hands-on Labs (HOL) is hosting a 24 team (3-member team) event called the Odyssey Cup.  This competition debuted at VMworld US and was a great success.  We are hoping to have another great event in Barcelona and we need your help…

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S1E4 – Being Mindful with Debra Zabloudil (Part II)

In the final episode of the first season of the VMUG Professional Development podcast, Debra Zabloudil takes us through what emotional intelligence is and a mindfulness exercise. But be careful: Make sure to pull over in your car before you follow along. Please let us know on Twitter @MyVMUG if you have…

S1E3 – Being Mindful with Debra Zabloudil (Part I)

On this episode, Matt and Candice talk to Debra Zabloudil, President and CEO of The Learning Studio about Mindfulness! We talk about what mindfulness is, debunking common misconceptions, and small ways you can practice mindfulness at work! It was a long conversation so we're doing not one, but TWO episodes about it.…

S1E2 – Navigating VMware Certifications with Irish Spring

Irish Spring is the Senior Systems Engineering Manager at VMware and he knows A LOT about VMware certifications. In this episode, he walks through why getting VMware certifications are so important, what happened when he failed the test while working at VMware, gives some tips on how to take the certifications on…

S1E1 – Conquering IT Burnout with Eric Lee

In this first episode of the professional development season of the VMUG Collective podcast, we're talking to Eric Lee about IT Burnout, how to avoid it and fight it. Read the Eric's article about IT Burnout here!  

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Hello From My Homelab | Epsiode 14: Sean Massey

On this episode of Hello From My Homelab, host Lindy Collier chats with Sean Massey, Staff Cloud Solutions Architect at VMware, about his homelab in northern Wisconsin. Together, they discuss how he built his first homelab in college 15 years ago, how he's using a pair of NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, why it's…

Hello From My Homelab | Episode 13: Brian Irvin

On this episode of Hello From My Homelab, host Lindy Collier chats with Brian Irvin about his homelab in Illinois. They discuss how his homelab has helped him in his career, the hardware he's using, and why he put a LAN jack over his dining room table.   

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